The Associate Veterinarian provides exemplary clinical and preventative medicine care for all our resident (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) and rehabilitating animals, through strong team-based approaches and communications, as part of the Animal Health team. The Associate will take a leading role in clinical training of veterinary students and the veterinary fellow. An ability to identify and advance clinically relevant research projects in support of animal care, welfare, and conservation goals is desired.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide exemplary clinical and preventative medicine care for all our resident (invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) and rehabilitating animals, through strong team-based approaches and communications.

  • Provides on-call coverage for collection animals as well as stranded marine animals under the care of our Animal Rescue team.

  • Responsible for safety and maintenance of diagnostic equipment; ensure all medical equipment is maintained and in working order.

  • Develop, review, and implement appropriate animal acquisition, disposition, and quarantine protocols to support NAI operations and limit the introduction of parasites and other infectious diseases into the established collection.

  • Participates in training, continuing education, research, and conservation.

  • Provide interpersonal and technical mentorship and training to the Veterinary Fellow/intern.

  • Coordinates and assists with public/media relations as directed.

  • Disseminates important information to colleagues through presentation and publication.

  • Attends lectures, seminars, etc. to obtain continuing education credits needed to maintain certifications and licenses.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  • Veterinary Degree (DVM, VMD, or equivalent overseas degree) from an accredited university. If graduate of a foreign school, must have license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

  • Three years as a practicing clinician in a zoo or aquarium preferred, one required.

  • Maryland veterinary license within 3 months of starting.

  • Ability to sign USDA Health Certificates for animal shipments within 3 months of starting.

  • Intermediate computer skills using MS Office; ability to learn and effectively use all proprietary Aquarium software.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekend and/or evening hours.

  • Ability to perform duties that may include walking or standing for extended periods, lifting, climbing ladders, and working closely with others.

  • Employees assigned to this position will be required to possess and maintain a valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and possess the ability to drive a variety of vehicles (cars, vans/trucks).

  • Completion of an internship in small or large animal medicine preferred.

  • Completion of an internship and/or residency in aquatic/zoo animal medicine preferred.

  • ACZM or ABVP board certified or eligible within 2 years

  • Experience with electronic animal record keeping software (Tracks preferred)

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website: http://aqua.org/jobs.

Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org.

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