We would like to announce that we have begun the search for a veterinary technician to join the Virginia Aquarium's Stranding Response Program. The Stranding Response Program is part of the Virginia Aquarium's non-profit foundation and responds to 350-500 sea turtle and marine mammal strandings annually.  
Interested parties can find more information at this website or at the Virginia Beach City Website.


The Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) New York Aquarium is seeking a clinical veterinarian specializing in Aquatic Medicine to join the team of clinical veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and veterinary technicians in the Zoological Health Program's Aquatic Health Department.

The team cares for the WCS animal collections and specifically at the New York Aquarium.  This position will be based at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn and provide primary clinical care for a diverse and actively expanding collection of fresh and saltwater boney and cartilaginous fishes, aquatic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, marine birds, and marine mammals.  

The veterinarian will work closely with the Director of Aquatic Health to oversee the medical care of the collection. This includes directing the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into a major new elasmobranch exhibit opening in the summer of 2018, the quarantine and introduction of aquatic animals into three expected major exhibit renovations, and to participate as time permits in multiple ongoing WCS marine conservation field programs.  The veterinarian will also collaborate closely with the New York Aquarium's Animal Department to ensure animal health and welfare. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide expert medical, diagnostic, and surgical care of living animals in WCS' New York Aquarium collection and marine field programs, and perform gross pathology evaluation as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback regarding live animal health and disease to appropriate New York Aquarium curatorial and Zoological Health Program staffs.
  • Participate in developing and revising guidelines that define best practices for standard of care, including (but not limited to) those for aquatic animal quarantine, routine and ill-animal health assessment, and health monitoring and shipment.
  • Provide emergency care and be available on an on-call basis as assigned or as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with New York Aquarium staff and field researchers on research both in-situ and ex-situ for the benefit of zoological and aquatic species as time allows.
  • Work with the WCS Chief Veterinarian, Clinicians, and Pathologists to formulate zoological and wildlife health policy.
  • Contribute to, enlarge and uphold the WCS policies toward the Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped, and other designated groups.


  • Board Certification or board eligible in a relevant veterinary discipline (American College of Zoological Medicine, etc.). 
  • Minimum 2 years full-time zoo/aquatic veterinary experience, DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college, and eligibility for NY State Veterinary Licensure. NY State license required for the position.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a complex, high volume, multi-veterinarian, multi-pathologist, multi-technician health care setting, have excellent English written and verbal communications skills.

Application Deadline: 1 March 2018 - Must be submitted online: https://www.wcs.org/ (search careers)

EOE/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled


The Animal Care Manager is responsible for the husbandry of Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawai’i hospital, Ke Kai Ola, and implementing recruitment and training of animal care volunteers for the monk seal program. The Animal Care Manager reports to the Ke Kai Ola Hospital Director. This position supports the Hospital Director to ensure adequate facilities are available at  the Ke Kai Ola hospital for animal care; works closely with other members of the Ke Kai Ola team to provide up-to-date patient care information and to collaborate on community engagement opportunities; and supervises and trains volunteers and visiting staff in the husbandry of seals in accordance with TMMC protocols.

To learn more, and to apply, click on the link: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/about-us/organization-information/jobs/


The Marine Mammal Center is an internationally renowned marine mammal hospital, research center and educational facility—the largest of its kind in the world. Since 1975, the Center has rescued more than 20,000 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with an average of 600–800 rescues per year, primarily seals and sea lions. 

Professional staff at the Center collaborate with more than 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and nonprofit organizations from around the world, and the Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults each year.

The Center’s headquarters overlooks the ocean in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, California, within the Golden Gate National Parks. Additional satellite facilities in Morro Bay and Moss Landing support the Center’s rescue efforts in California along its 600-mile range from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino counties. In 2014, the Center opened Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the rehabilitation of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.


Primary Purpose: 

Provide veterinary care for the animal collection. Monitor and approve animal diets. Establish preventative health care programs. Responsible for all medical programs and procedures. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Must hold a valid U.S. Veterinary License
  • Must acquire a Texas Veterinary License and USDA Accreditation certification within one year
  • Experience with veterinary care and management of zoological species to include marine and terrestrial mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. This may include post-doctoral training or a minimum of two years full-time practical experience.
  • Board-eligibility or Diplomate status in the American College of Zoological Medicine is desirable
  • Experience in management of personnel and veterinary facilities.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas driver’s license within 30 days of employment
  • Must be able to work a variable schedule to include weekends, holidays, emergencies and potential overnight travel.
  • Must be able to multitask while maintaining a positive attitude to ensure excellent guest service.
  • Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations.
  • Must be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • Must be able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastically represents SeaWorld by displaying a positive attitude. Works as part of a team, to include outside agencies, and collaborates to provide quality veterinary service and care.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and management of all aspects of collection animal health for SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica San Antonio. This includes diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine programs and nutrition.
  • As part of various programs, oversees medical care of rescued wildlife including manatees, birds, sea turtles, and cetaceans.
  • Shares responsibility for the management of veterinary support staff including Vet Techs, Lab Techs, and contractors.
  • Shares responsibility of oversight of animal nutrition, management, and budgeting.
  • Shares responsibility of medical and laboratory equipment needs and acquisition.
  • Consults and educates the animal staff and management in areas of health and husbandry.
  • Conducts animal health research projects and prepares the results for presentations and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assists in selecting and mentoring candidates for potential internships and residency programs and veterinary student externships.
  • Responsible for entries to an electronic animal record system, to include veterinary medical entries.



Position: The Departments of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University (MSU) invite applications for tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will have an active research program investigating the pathogenesis and mechanisms of disease within an aquatic host organism, especially focusing on emerging infectious diseases in fish or other aquatic wildlife.

The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant or associate professor, but applicants with established research portfolios will be considered.

Early detection and control of animal pathogens in aquatic systems is vital to address the growing demands of aquaculture. The CVM, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), and the Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory have been national leaders in using traditional and molecular diagnostics to identify, characterize, and control pathogens and the environmental conditions that may lead to disease emergence and re-emergence.  The Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation has an internationally recognized infectious diseases research program, with active projects involving animal models of infectious diseases, vaccine development, and investigation of microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and impact of microbiome/metagenomics in diseases. The successful candidate is expected to interact and collaborate with these existing programs while initiating new research programs with a significant economic impact on the aquatic environment. 

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the position will be to establish and fund an internationally recognized research program that complements the existing expertise within infectious diseases programs at the CVM, CANR, and Michigan State University. There will also be opportunities to teach in professional (DVM) and graduate (MS, PhD) courses, train residents in pathology and other related fields, and mentor graduate students where a strong appreciation of diversity in our field is expected.  Outreach to wildlife managers, aquaculturists, and public health experts will also be important. For more information about the College and Department, please visit https://cvm.msu.edu/pdi.  

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. related to the life sciences, a DVM or equivalent, and a strong record of research funding and publications are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with board certification are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications: Application and all related documents must be submitted at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498439/associate-professortenure-system  posting # 486151. Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. Interested individuals should electronically complete an application, submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a letter of intent outlining academic record and career goals, and names and contact information of three professional references. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Dalen Agnew, Associate Professor, (agnewd@msu.edu; 517-432-5806).

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



The UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC) is recruiting for a staff position as a Wildlife Facility Veterinarian. Under the direction of the Deputy Director – Care Operations of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), this position will coordinate oiled wildlife primary care and processing readiness and response activities both during and between oil spill responses (including training, equipping facilities, and planning for spill response), work in collaboration and coordination with the Field Veterinarian to ensure "best achievable capture and care", engage in research activities to advance the science behind oiled wildlife care, and actively participate in teaching and public service functions.

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Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.

The Texas State Aquarium Manager of Animal Health will plan, direct, and participate in the program of veterinary care including a strong preventative medicine program for collection animals as well as, emergency response and health care programs or collection animals and patients within the rehabilitation department.

A Doctoral degree and more than 10 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.

This position offers an attractive benefits/vacation package including a 100% employer-paid health plan, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with a 100% match of the first 5% contributed.

Please apply online at www.texasstateaquarium.org

Salary: Upon Request


The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is seeking fabulous candidates for the position of Associate Veterinarian to join our collaborative animal care team. Under the direction of the Chief Veterinary Officer, the Associate Veterinarian provides excellent clinical care for a diverse collection of more than 250 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates.

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In 2014, The Marine Mammal Center opened Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) a hospital and education center dedicated to caring for injured, ill, and orphaned Hawaiian monk seals and returning them to the wild and to be a place where children and the community learn to care for this beautiful marine mammal. The goal of Ke Kai Ola is to promote Hawaiian monk seal recovery through 1) a science-based rehabilitation program; 2) a highly trained and well-managed volunteer stranding response network; and 3) coordinated community efforts and partnerships to inspire the local community to protect, care for, and ensure the future of this endangered species.

The Hospital Director of Ke Kai Ola works as an integrated member of the Kailua Kona community and the broader conservation and education communities in Hawaii, and across departments at The Marine Mammal Center to ensure that Ke Kai Ola is tightly integrated into the Center’s planning and operations by closely liaising with directors and staff of the Veterinary Science, Life Support System and Facilities, Education and Guest Experience, Development and Marketing, Finance, and People and Culture departments. The hospital director is responsible for the strategy, structure, budgets, people, financial outcomes and agreed metrics of Ke Kai Ola. S/he administers and manages the veterinary care of Hawaiian monk seal patients, manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital and works to ensure the growth and sustainability of the program. The person in this role works quite closely with colleagues at NOAA Fisheries and directly manages a team of two staff and many volunteers. This position reports to the Executive Director, is a part of the Management Team, and works between Kona, HI and Sausalito, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

Community Engagement

  • Invest in building relationships, fostering community, representing The Marine Mammal Center and Ke Kai Ola to Hawaiian partners, colleagues, and supporters, and listening and learning to members of those same groups to encourage the continued positive embrace of the community and to identify pathways towards further strengthening rich and mutually beneficial relationships. 


  • Serve as a member of Management Team, the Marine Mammal Center’s leadership body, and work alongside department directors to set strategy and guide the organization in the achievement of its mission.
  • Develop an annual budget and manage revenue and expenses in compliance with Center policies and procedures and in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer.  
  • Liaise with department leads to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals. 
  • Manage direct reports including partnering with the Human Resource function to support individuals through their employee life cycle. Responsibilities include setting goals and ensuring accountability, providing timely and routine feedback, counseling, and managing employment transitions.
  • Support education program staff and integrate into Ke Kai Ola workforce community. Coordinate with TMMC-based supervisor to ensure close communication, guidance and support. 
  • Lead, supervise and support a dynamic and growing facility and animal care volunteer corps, in coordination with the Director of People and Culture and the Volunteer Services Manager. 

Veterinary Care 

  • Manage veterinary care and provide a lead role in direct veterinary support for Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at Ke Kai Ola.
  • Implement communication strategies that engage external partners (NOAA Fisheries, chief among them) on matters of short- and long-term consequence (including individual patient treatment and diagnostic plans, policies and procedures as they relate to patient care, coordination of patient transportation, etc.) 
  • Direct the management of the hospital to ensure facility operation, equipment and supply readiness, and adequate staffing. 
  • Ensure compliance with all required permitting and record-keeping. 


  • Lead and coordinate communication amongst Ke Kai Ola sta, f and volunteers. 
  • Liaise with Center staff outside of Hawaii to ensure that Ke Kai Ola community is integrally connected with other TMMC staff and volunteers via multiple communication vehicles.
  • Foster and develop community engagement and awareness in Kona and the broader Main Hawaiian Islands. 
  • Chair the Ke Kai Ola advisory council.
  • Represent TMMC and Ke Kai Ola on the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team. 
  • Collaborate with Media team and Education team to promote communication of Ke Kai Ola clinical care, science, and research.
  • Represent TMMC and its mission before a spectrum of audiences; press, professional associations, donors, staff, volunteers, the public.


  • Partner with development colleagues to support and lead efforts to raise revenue through major donor cultivation, donor events, and pursuit of foundation, public (federal, state, and local) and corporate funding opportunities.
  • Prospect Development:  Work with community members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for TMMC. Update donor records in TMMC database.    
  • Relationship Development: Develop ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of TMMC.  Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual and institutional fundraising, as outlined below:
    • Individuals:  Cultivate relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach. 
    • Organizations: Cultivate, solicit and steward support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals within the Region
  • Partner with TMMC research staff and external colleagues to maximize funding opportunities dedicated to Hawaiian monk seal research.  


  • Encourage and support internal and external collaborations to advance clinical science in support of Hawaiian monk seal conservation. 
  • Collaborate and/or lead studies and secure funding for research that furthers the TMMC mission; analyze data and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Additional TMMC Responsibilities

  • As assigned (but may include limited contract work, or other marine mammal conservation projects.  

Knowledge + Abilities

  • The successful applicant must be well-versed in fundamental and applied clinical veterinary medicine in marine mammal species, and possess an in-depth knowledge of current conservation strategies as they relate to the Hawaiian Monk Seal.
  • Experience with phocid medicine and rehabilitation required.  
  • Experience and familiarity with global marine conservation issues and skill in managing cross-functional, inter-agency, domestic and international programs required. 
  • A strong aptitude and disposition for teaching and training required.
  • Very strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission of TMMC.
  • An appreciation for Hawaiian culture and a passion and humility for learning from local leaders and colleagues to best integrate people and programs into Hawaii communities. 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties.
  • Strong management experience. 
  • Ability to represent and promote TMMC on both a local and global scale.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team through shared mission and goals.
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment with shifting priorities.
  • Ability to excite and engage prospective supporters of the organization through public speaking, one-on-one meetings, and personal outreach.
  • Track record of success in the solicitation of funds from a diverse range of philanthropic support, or capacity to develop same.


  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, with additional post-graduate degree or experience in fields preferred.
  2. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in California and Hawaii, and possession of a DEA license.
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills and ability and experience communicating in varied settings in front of diverse audiences. 
  4. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers and team members
  5. A proven track record for publishing in well-respected scientific journals.
  6. Ability to travel, nationally and internationally, for long periods.
  7. Committed to spend as much as 60 – 70% of the time in Kona and 30 – 40% of the time in Sausalito. (This ratio to shift based on program needs and other factors.) 
  8. Comfort with various modes of travel including small watercraft, small planes.
  9. Comfort working in field conditions and extreme environments.
  10. Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.

TO APPLY:  Please send your Resume and a Cover Letter to https://tmmc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fuzq.


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) seeks a full-time veterinarian and research post-doc to join our dedicated team of staff, students, researchers and volunteers as part of the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN). The candidate filling this 12-month, full-time research-based position would be eligible to seek research assistant faculty status or adjunct appointment at DISL and any of the 22 consortial schools in the state of Alabama.

The successful candidate will assist with stranding response, lead live animal response, lead necropsy sessions and oversee writing necropsy reports, make diagnostic assessments, assist with training support staff in stranding and necropsy techniques, and conduct independent research projects related to pathology, diagnostic assessments, or other relevant topics that lead to peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will co-mentor students and interns to assist with research. Teaching is not mandatory, but the candidate may opt to develop and teach courses as part of the DISL undergraduate summer or year-round graduate programs. The candidate will be encouraged to attend relevant scientific and professional meetings to share data and for career development. 

The ideal candidate has flexibility and desire to respond to and consult on strandings on short notice, often during non-business hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant should be able to conduct a thorough physical examination (including blood draws and administration of medications) and assess the status of a live stranded marine mammals. Applicant must communicate well with volunteers, technicians, the public and media. The candidate will work closely with the Stranding Coordinator and Primary Investigator (Dr. R.H. Carmichael) and in collaboration with the Southeast Region Stranding Network, state and local partners under NOAA NMFS and USFWS.

Requirements: Applicant must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD); have prior experience in zoological medicine, including work with marine mammals; hold a valid U.S. veterinary license; qualify for Alabama Veterinary and DEA licenses; and have a clean driving record. Applicants must be familiar with and able to comply with all policies, laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to marine mammals in the U.S and be willing to gain specific knowledge needed to successfully accomplish professional tasks in the southeast region and in the state of Alabama. 

Preferred Qualifications: Applicant should be (or plan to be) a member of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine; additional medical training in an Aquatic Animal Medicine Program such as Aquavet, Seavet, or Marvet etc.; experience conducting independent research in a relevant field, including peer-reviewed publications; experience with statistical methods. Public speaking and teaching. 

Training will be provided to further develop project management, research, leadership and teaching skills, obtain stranding network certification, and enhance ongoing career development. The position is salaried with full benefits, with initial contract for 2 years with possibility of extension. Application deadline is November 5, 2017, with a preferred start date in early 2018. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, including a research statement and potential collaborators, CV and list of three references to vetpostdoc@disl.org If you have questions or would like further information about the position, please contact Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael at 251-861-2141, x7555 or rcarmichael@disl.org.


The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.  

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.  
WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.


Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications. 

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Biology Scientist Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/01/2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.


Relief Veterinarian - Aquatic Animal Medicine, Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.

The Department of Animal Care at Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, is looking for a relief veterinarian to cover maternity leave from February 15, 2018 – June 15, 2018.  Three to five years of experience practicing aquatic animal medicine and experience with marine mammals is preferred. The veterinary team consists of the Vice President of Biological Programs, Chief Clinical Veterinarian (will be on leave), Associate Veterinarian, Veterinary Intern, Veterinary Technician, and Laboratory Manager. The relief veterinarian will work 5 days a week and alternate on-call duties with the Associate Veterinarian and Veterinary Intern.
The relief veterinarian will provide health care services and play a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of medical cases from the Aquarium's extensive collection of invertebrates, fresh and saltwater fishes, reptiles, amphibians, penguins, seals, sea lions, and beluga whales. In addition, the relief veterinarian will participate in our rescue, rehabilitation, and release program for stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. The relief veterinarian may be asked to assist husbandry staff in animal management related to nutritional, environmental, and exhibit needs of animals.  The relief veterinarian will share responsibility for mentoring the Veterinary Externs on rotation at the aquarium, as well as the Veterinary Intern.

Applicants should submit the following material to:

Allison Tuttle, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
Vice President, Biological Programs
Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355
Email: atuttle@mysticaquarium.org

1) Cover letter.
2) Current curriculum vitae.

A general orientation to our facility and programs can be obtained by viewing our web page http://www.mysticaquarium.org. Mystic Aquarium is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.


The University of Florida’s Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) is hiring two postdoctoral research positions as described below. Interested postdoctoral candidates for job number 502975 should submit applications online and attach a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502975/postdoctoral-associate. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted by 11:55 pm (EDT) of the closing date August 6, 2017. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. 

Postdoctoral Research Position 1

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the Cervidae Health Research Initiative (CHeRI) in the discovery and characterization of emerging pathogens negatively impacting Florida mammal populations with an emphasis on white-tailed deer (e.g., epizootic hemorrhagic disease, blue tongue virus, etc). The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track these emerging pathogens. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Position 2

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the UF Aquatic Animal Health Program in the discovery and characterization of emerging aquatic animal pathogens (EAAPs). The majority of the work will involve pathogens of Florida marine mammals (e.g., Morbillivirus, Toxoplasma, Salmonella). A minority of the work will involve EAAPs impacting other aquatic species (e.g. sea turtles and waterfowl) and Florida aquaculture. The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. PCR, qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track EAAPs. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.