Basic Job Functions

  • To assist veterinarians, laboratory technicians, animal trainers, and animal keepers in all facets of managing the health of the park’s collection of animals and stranded animals being rehabilitated through the rescue/rehabilitation program.

  • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude, high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job.

Principal Duties

  • Maintains medical records and enters data into electronic animal record system (TRACKS).

  • Maintains pharmacy, surgical, radiographic, medical supplies and equipment.

  • Dispenses vitamins, drugs, and other supplies, when needed.

  • Prepares and assists with triage, surgery, radiology/imaging, necropsy, and medical procedures.

  • Provides surgical assistance and anesthetic monitoring.

  • Provides medical treatment and phlebotomy.

  • Assists laboratory staff as needed in performing laboratory diagnostic procedures.

  • Assists veterinary staff in organizing and administering animal health programs including preventative medicine, diagnostic procedures, and therapy.

  • Coordinates and implements surgical area safety programs with the department safety officer in the lab.

  • Archives diagnostic digital images.

  • Performs pharmaceutical and consumable supply inventories.

  • Cooperatively coordinates animal quarantine and pre-shipment protocols with veterinarians and animal areas.

  • Assists and participates in animal care projects as requested.

  • Follows safe work practice controls for laboratory workers.

  • Prepares and processes samples, and maintains records for research projects.

  • Maintains a clean and professional hospital environment (i.e. laundry, autoclave surgical instruments, clean all hospital equipment and surfaces including floors, counters and cabinets.

  • Applies comparative veterinary technical skills to diverse collection of animals.

Required Skills, Knowledge, Training, and Education

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must have AVMA accredited associate’s degree in Veterinary fields or registration as a veterinary technician in the State of California.

  • Must have a Veterinary Technician certification (C.V.T.) in the state of California; or eligible to acquire certification within one year.

  • Must have a valid California driver's license; visiting students and military must have valid driver's license from state of residency and able to provide a copy of the DMV report.

  • Must be available for call back in the event of an emergency.

  • Must be able to perform medical procedures that require standing, walking, using hands, hearing, talking, vision, and shuttling equipment, therefore must be able to lift and carry 25 lb.

  • Must be able to maintain records, perform computer data entry, dispense vitamins, and order supplies.

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as a Veterinary Technician in a zoological facility preferred.

  • There is a limited exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation; PPE is provided when necessary.

Hours and Availability

  • Must have 7 days of unrestricted availability to include weekends and holidays.

  • Hours varies.

Resume required

More Information:

Park Name: SeaWorld San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
Requisition Number: 9015
Status: Full Time Hourly
Pay Rate: $23.97/hour
Relocation Provided: No
Closing Date: 9/15/2019 11:59 PM ET