Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wildlife Veterinarian

Wildlife Veterinarian

Wildlife veterinarian, preferably with experience working in zoological or Safari Parks.
Seeking an experienced full-time veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services. The successful candidate will provide care to sick and injured animals, complete the preventive health program and disease investigations.

- A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (or equivalent)
- A minimum of five years of clinical experience
- A minimum of five years of zoological medicine experience with a strong preference for completion of an internship and/or residency program in zoological medicine.

The successful candidate will:

- Provide professional veterinary services which may include;
  • Participation in the preventive health care program
  • Conduct regularly scheduled vaccination and preventive care programs to maintain health of animals and guard against communicable diseases
  • Perform routine sedation and tranquilization of African and Asian species
  • Conducting effective quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals, and carry out pre-shipment testing to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations.
  • Providing emergency medical attention to ill or injured zoo animals.
  • Providing 24 hour a day on call duties (shared) for veterinary care of the collection
  • Maintaining complete medical records on all clinical and pathology cases.
  • Assisting with nutrition, reproduction, and species reintroduction programs, and foster collaboration within institution, and between institutions, to achieve common goals.

Provide additional services to and as required
- Maintain and comply with all regulatory requirements
- May oversee other staff (technical and support) provided by the facility.

If you're the right candidate, please send your resume with cover letter and references to

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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