Full time Position
We are seeking a veterinary technician/assistant to provide support to our veterinarian for resident animals (dolphins, sea lions, sharks, birds, reptiles, etc.), sea turtle and marine mammal rehabilitation, and stranding response. Job duties will be varied based on season, but will include animal care, data entry, providing laboratory support, necropsies, pharmacy ordering, and other tasks as needed.
This position will require providing medical and technical assistance, care, and daily treatments to all of the animals at IMMS, including residents and those in rehabilitation. The person hired for this position will assist in maintaining diagnostic equipment, as well as ordering and maintaining inventory for laboratory consumables and drugs. (IMMS resident animals include: dolphins, sea lions, birds, reptiles, fish etc.).
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, evenings, and to be “on call” as needed
Strong communication skills, personable, pleasant and comfortable with the ability to speak to the public
This position requires several hours of outdoor year-round work and requires staff to be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs.
Graduate from an approved and accredited bachelor’s degree in directly related field (environmental biology, veterinary technical care, conservation, education, animal health technology, etc.) or equivalent required. Preferred registered/licensed veterinary technician.
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a zoo, wildlife center, or with exotic animals required. Preference will be given to applicants with sea turtle and/or marine mammal experience. Direct experience in wild animal rescue, rehabilitation, veterinary technical experience, research and public education is preferred.
Applicants must have valid driver’s license.
Experience with Microsoft Office and databases is desirable.
Must have knowledge in the use of medical equipment such as; digital radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia machine, Doppler, cold laser therapy, V.A.C therapy, and fluid administration
In good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors under extremely adverse conditions (high humidity, rain, heat and direct sunlight)
Applicants may need to complete a probationary period.
Please send a cover letter to email@example.com – highlighting your qualifications (maintaining veterinary hospital (supplies, drugs, animal care), computer skills, veterinary technician experience, etc.), CV/resume, and list 3 references that can be contacted. Please include your last name in the file’s name. Remember to attach the required documents. Please explain your qualifications and why you are interested in this opportunity in your cover letter.