Friday, July 10, 2009


Abilene, Texas

This position is responsible for providing technical and medical assistance in the care and treatment of all zoo specimens under the general supervision of the Curatorial staff and the Consulting Veterinarian. The position will include training on procedural techniques to provide veterinary care to the animal collection.
Candidates must be knowledgeable in the husbandry and care of a wide variety of exotic mammals, birds, fish and reptiles in a zoo or aquarium setting; as well as the medical procedures and associated rehabilitation techniques. Also, must be familiar with federal, state, and applicable industry regulations regarding animal care. Candidates must have demonstrated experience with diagnostic equipment, assisting in surgical procedures, and familiarity with protocols for handling scheduled narcotics and controlled substances; as well as a knowledge of electronic medical records keeping systems including ARKS and MEDARKS.

Work hours may include evening and weekends for emergency care. Requires a minimum of two years experience working with exotic animals; prefer work experience in the zoo and or aquarium field. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by a two year degree from an accredited college or technical school in Veterinary Technology or its equivalent; registered Veterinary Technician or equivalent certification is required, (CVT or LVT).

Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position which included but are not limited to: prolonged standing, running, kneeling, and lifting 50 pounds. Must have a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record, as a driving record check will be required for this position. Salary for this non-exempt position is $2,401.60/mo ($1,108.43 bi-weekly).

This position is open until filled. Interested parties should respond to
for an application.

Please visit Zoo News Digest at:

No comments: