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Wildlife Veterinarian, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
The College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.uga.edu) invites applications for a Wildlife Veterinarian with the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS), Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia (UGA). This position is in the Public Service track at UGA and is responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and training to both laboratory and field staff conducting SCWDS diagnostics, surveillance, and research activities related to wildlife diseases. This person will consult with wildlife, animal agriculture, and public health agency personnel regarding wildlife disease prevention, detection, and management, as well as development of regulations and policy related to wildlife health. The Wildlife Veterinarian will coordinate and conduct disease workshops, training sessions, wildlife disease investigations, surveillance projects, and other SCWDS activities. The Wildlife Veterinarian is expected to assist in
maintaining existing extramural funding, and eventually be involved primarily or secondarily in obtaining additional support. Travel assignments are anticipated; however, the majority of work will be based in Athens, Georgia. This is a non-tenured faculty position supported entirely by extramural funds. The Wildlife Veterinarian will be representing SCWDS to cooperating state and federal agencies and others, and thus high standards of professional appearance and deportment are required.
Applicants should have a DVM degree plus a demonstrated commitment to wildlife population health as evidenced by experience and/or education in wildlife biology/management, epidemiology, microbiology, pathology, ecology or other related disciplines. Interested persons should send a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing accomplishments and professional goals, and have three letters of reference forwarded directly to:
Dr. John R. Fischer,
Director, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study College of Veterinary Medicine The University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 30602-7387
Applications and letters of reference received by May 15, 2013 will receive full consideration. The initial evaluation will begin upon receipt of application materials and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The tentative start date of this position will be August, 2013.
The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. The University of Georgia is an AA/EOE institution.
2 Postdoctoral Scientist Positions - Minnesota
Deer-Moose Parasite Transmission Project
The Minnesota Zoo seeks a dedicated postdoctoral scientist, referred to as a Project Specialist, to conduct lead work for a collaborative project to investigate and model parasite transmission dynamics between white-tailed deer, moose, and other vectors in northeastern Minnesota. The incumbent will work with collaborators to design and conduct the scientific study. Project activities will include placing tracking collars on white-tailed deer in areas where moose are also being tracked, mapping and monitoring deer movements remotely, collecting field data from areas used by deer and/or moose, and possibly field/laboratory identification of parasites. The postdoctoral scientist will then analyze project data, create a parasite transmission model that incorporates project data, and submit a minimum of two project-related scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals within the time frame for this position.
The primary goal of the deer-moose parasite transmission project is to help wildlife managers in Minnesota better understand and respond to the recent sharp decline in the State’s moose population. The postdoctoral scientist is also expected to meet with and present the project’s findings to appropriate wildlife managers in the State. He/she will also prepare and/or deliver articles, website material, and presentations to/for both scientific and general audiences.
Wolf-Moose Predation Project
The Minnesota Zoo seeks a dedicated postdoctoral scientist, referred to as a Project Specialist, to conduct lead work for a collaborative project to investigate wolf-moose interactions, including habitat use overlap and the impacts of wolf predation on moose in northeastern Minnesota. The incumbent will work with collaborators to design and conduct the scientific investigation. Project activities will include placing tracking collars on wolves in areas where moose are also being tracked, mapping and monitoring wolf pack movements remotely, locating predation sites, and collecting field data from these sites. The postdoctoral scientist will then analyze project data and submit a minimum of two project-related scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals within the duration of this position.
The primary goal of the wolf-moose predation project is to help wildlife managers in Minnesota better understand and respond to the recent sharp decline in the State’s moose population. The postdoctoral scientist is expected to meet with and present the project’s findings to appropriate wildlife managers in the State. He/she will also prepare and/or deliver articles, website material, and presentations to/for both scientific and general audiences.
General conditions for both positions
Additional duties may include assisting with a second project investigating wolf-moose interactions and predation in northeastern Minnesota. He/she will assist with field work and data collection, and may also assist with data analysis and/or manuscript preparation.
These projects are conducted in partnership with Dr. Ron Moen, Research Associate at the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI). The positions will be located primarily at NRRI in Duluth, Minnesota.
Employees in these positions will work up to a (maximum) of three years.
Positions ares contingent upon funding and successful candidates will be hired once the funding is secured.
Days and hours of work will vary depending on the needs of the position.
-Ph.D. (in-hand at time of appointment) in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Epidemiology, or other related field.
-Ability to conduct field work independently and year-round in remote areas of northeastern Minnesota. Previous field experience is required.
-Experience in empirical research design and methodology, with appropriate academic skills to publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
-High level of proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS), Microsoft Office software, and statistical analysis software, and R programming language.
-Experience with spatially-explicit modeling techniques (preferably epidemiological modeling).
-Knowledge of host-parasite transmission dynamics in wildlife communities.
-Experience analyzing and manipulating large data sets.
-Excellent communication skills, including the ability to create and deliver high-quality presentations to both scientific and general audiences.
-Excellent time management skills, as demonstrated by time to completion of Ph.D. or number of peer-reviewed articles published since completion of Ph.D., for example.
Job is contingent on a valid D drivers license and background check.
-Ph.D. conferred within the past five years.
-One or more previous first-author publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, with number of publications commensurate with time since Ph.D. was conferred.
-Previous field experience in conditions similar to those present in northeastern Minnesota.
-Previous experience studying predator-prey dynamics.
-Ability to identify prey species based on remains found at predation sites.
Previous experience with and/or knowledge of wolves and/or moose will be viewed favorably but weighted less than other qualifications.
START DATE: approximately July 15, 2013
POSITION LOCATION: primarily Duluth, MN, with field work in northeastern MN
SALARY: $18.46/hour, $38,544 annually
EMPLOYMENT CONDITION: Temporary unclassified
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2013
HOW TO APPLY:
Please review the following requirements to ensure your application is complete. Failure to provide the requested documents will result in your application not being considered. To apply, submit your resume online by April 15, 2013. Go to www.careers.state.mn.us to create a profile and apply to the job (posting number 13mzg000057). In addition to your resume, you must email or mail the following with a subject headline of
Project Specialist Materials:
-Unofficial graduate school transcript (official transcript to be supplied upon request)
-2-page (maximum) statement of qualifications (please list and describe how you meet each and every minimum qualification; also list and describe how you meet all relevant preferred qualifications)
Please send additional materials to the Minnesota Zoo Human Resources by email Human.Resources.email@example.com or by mail with a subject headline of Project Specialist Materials:
Attn: Human Resources
Project Specialist Materials
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
All additional materials must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 17, 2013
MORE INFORMATION ON THE MINNESOTA ZOO: www.mnzoo.org
Veterinary Assistant - Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature
The Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature (CERCOPAN) is a UK-registered Charity (Reg. No. 1116955) with operations in Cross River State, Nigeria. Since 1995, CERCOPAN has worked to conserve Nigeria’s primates and rainforests. Taking an integrated approach to conservation, CERCOPAN’s work benefits monkeys, communities, and the rainforest to ensure long-term sustainable impact. CERCOPAN has two sites: our administrative and primate rehabilitation headquarters in Calabar, and our conservation centre at Rhoko, Iko Esai. At the moment, CERCOPAN cares for 172 monkeys in various stages of rehabilitation.
CERCOPAN is looking for a voluntary Veterinary Nurse to start as soon as possible. The Veterinary Nurse’s primary function is to ensure that the health of all CERCOPAN animals is maintained and that disease and injury are prevented wherever possible. The Veterinary Nurse will work in close cooperation with the Sanctuary Manager, Head Keeper and visiting Veterinarians in the best interests of CERCOPAN and as required by the Director. Specific tasks include:
- Feeding and Nutrition - ensure an adequate and balanced diet is provided, water is always available and weight checks on animals.
- Enclosure Enrichment - ensure enclosures are adequately enriched, and enrichment and enclosure "furnishings" are changed frequently.
- Sanitation – liaise with Head Keeper to ensure that enclosures are adequately cleaned.
- Enclosure Repairs - ensure that enclosures remain in good repair report any issues to Head Keeper.
- Assist with movements of primates between enclosures, in consultation with Sanctuary Manager and Director, and where applicable Veterinarian.
- Ensure the veterinary facilities are kept clean and well stocked, and advise the Sanctuary Manager whichsupplies are needed from abroad in good time.
- Ensure that the health of all primates and domestic animals is maintained, which will include but not be limited to (assisting the Veterinary with) procedures.
- Maintenance and adherence to veterinary protocol, including preventative medicine.
- Assisting with testing, nutrition, monitoring of weight, socialisation of quarantine animals.
- Emergency medicine and procedures
- Care and treatment of sick animals
- Undertake daily health checks of all animals
- Assist with and assess medical issues that arise in the Rhoko forest site.
- Prepare written monthly reports in the requested format.
- Ensure that staff medical records are maintained and adequate health checks carried out on a regular basis according to CERCOPAN's established protocol for primate care staff.
- Veterinary nursing qualification
- Management experience
- Problem solving and communication skills
- Pro-active in suggesting / devising ideas, systems and solutions
- Leadership skills
- Computer skills
- Ability to work alone on designated projects, and ability to work well within a team, to communicate effectively and support more senior and also junior staff.
- Culturally sensitive
- An interest in conservation, primates and environmentalism
- Attentive to accuracy and detail
- Quick learner, multi-tasker, self-motivated
- Flexible, team player, dedicated, hard working, perceptive
- Ability to act on own initiative and solve problems as they arise.
We offer a challenging position for those willing to make a 2-year commitment. Room and board will be provided, as well as a home flight, a modest stipend, and in-country visa expenses. A one year contract may be considered depending on qualifications and experience.
Position open until filled.
Please send covering letter, references (preferably email contact) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please see the CERCOPAN website www.cercopan.org and our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/cercopan.
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Associate Veterinarian - Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, a natural history, environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation center located in Walnut Creek, California, connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum features a collection of live, native California animals on exhibit, an extensive educational program and one of the nation’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals.
Provide medical care for more than 5,000 wildlife rehabilitation cases annually and 110 captive native California wild animals that are used for educational programming (live collection). Provide training for staff and volunteers to provide appropriate nursing care. Work closely with directors of rehabilitation and animal encounters. Assist in managing in house diagnostic laboratory and pharmacy. Participate in teaching students and collaborate with other professional institutions. Collaborate with accepted research projects. Network with area professionals to maximize resources.
- Provide medical care of wildlife hospital patients and collection animals. Perform diagnostic testing as needed. Advise staff during medical, surgical and anesthetic procedures. Communicate medical information accurately to staff and to the public as necessary and appropriate.
- Participate in interpretive programming in exhibit hall (e.g. daily behind the scenes programs).
- Train and oversee staff and volunteers in aspects of veterinary medicine that will enhance the care of our patients and foster professional growth.
- Participate in teaching veterinary externs and students.
- Participate with director of veterinary services and others in designing protocols to improve health care. Assist in evaluating requests for collaborative research.
- Provide on-call coverage for other Lindsay Wildlife Museum veterinarian as needed.
- California Veterinary License
- DEA license.
- USDA accreditation.
- 3-4 years experience in the practice of veterinary medicine. At least 2 years of experience with medical care of wild animals in rehabilitation.
- Teaching skills.
- Professionalism and leadership qualities
- Flexible with the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment.
- Work well in the context of a team
- Good oral and written communication skills.
HOURS, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION:
Exempt, part time 32 hours per week.
Medical, dental benefits; prorated vacation, sick and holidays.
Salary range commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter, resume and three references to:
Director of Veterinary Services
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
or email: email@example.com
See Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s website at http://www.wildlife-museum.org
Open until filled.
Wildlife Center Coordinator – Miami Science Center, Florida
This position works proactively to advance initiatives of the Department as overseen by the Senior Curator of Living Collections. The priorities for this position include daily opening and organization of the day-to-day operations of the Wildlife Center. This position is responsible for the completion and updates of the daily log by coordinating wildlife staff and assuring that all areas of the WLC are well maintained and are in order. The ideal candidate should posses a variety of skills: organizational, wildlife management and animal husbandry, public education, coordinating personnel and volunteers. Veterinary Technician certification preferred but not required. A creative thinker that can simultaneously manage the logistical side of the center such as purchasing and inventory control; and a strong ability to work effectively with various museum departments.
The WLC Coordinator must be committed and abide by the missions and objectives of the Miami Science Museum and the Wildlife Center.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates staff of the WLC and oversee that their official duties are completed in a timely manner.
- Collaborates with Assistant Wildlife Coordinator, Vet and Curator for care of rehabilitation patients and maintenance of hospital.
- Assists the Curator in maintaining standards set forth by Federal and State Wildlife Agencies.
- Responsible for insuring that all protocols and procedures are strictly enforced.
- Aid in the creation of innovative visitor experiences and wildlife encounters and ensure timely execution. These encounters are to be informative and become lifetime experiences for the visitor.
- Research and implement enrichment activities for captive wildlife, keeping consistent data on the results of each activity.
- The WLCC must oversee the well-being of all captive animals, maintenance of enclosures and exhibits, as well as skills necessary to perform keeper duties on a regular basis.
- Efficient management of food supply: purchase; inventory control and timely delivery.
- Solicit donations from vendors on a regular basis and encourage visitors to help support the needs of the rehabilitation.
- Recruit, train & supervise volunteers and ensure a positive learning experience for them. Plans and conducts volunteer orientation sessions.
- Oversee physical appearance of the WLC and coordinate maintenance.
- Manages phone messages to ensure all calls are responded to, as well as developing a record of all incoming calls for community service data.
- Assists Curator in staff evaluation of performance appraisals.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelors Degree
- Minimum 3 years experience in a supervisory role & professional animal husbandry
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet assigned deadlines
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
- Knowledge and experience with AZA accreditation and standards
- Flexibility in work schedule frequently including weekends and holidays
- Knowledge of community resources and the ability to draw upon them.
- Efficient work ethics with special attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and set goals
- Ability to create, compose and edit written materials
- Ability to collaborate, develop, and implement short and long range goals
- Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
- Computer skills in Word, Excel, and database management.
- Must have current drivers license
- Ability to work in an outdoor setting that includes physical labor and exposure to the natural elements.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Work is normally performed in an outdoor environment
- Medium to hard physical effort
- Some exposure to physical risk
- On-call demands for animal rescue and emergencies
Send Resume to Skip Uricchio, Senior Curator of Living Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact FAX: 305-646-4300
Contact Phone: 305-646-4277
Assistant/Associate/Professor of Wildlife Population/Herd Health
Position: The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Professor position in the field of Wildlife Population/Herd Health. This is a 12-month, tenure or clinical-track, fully-funded Assistant/Associate/Professor position with assignments in research, teaching and service.
Responsibilities: Working in association with a team of researchers and clinicians, the successful candidate will have primary responsibility for development of an externally funded program focused in the area of herd/population health and management of native and exotic cervids. Preference will be given to candidates with research experience with cervid health, zoonotic diseases, regulatory diseases, foreign animal disease, and wildlife disease management. The successful candidate has the opportunity to work closely with the Texas Cervid Industry, Exotic Wildlife Groups, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Animal Health Commission, Zoonosis Control of the Texas Department of State of Health Services, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Texas A&M University, and with other universities in the TAMU system. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching parasitology, microbiology, wildlife diseases, and cervid herd health courses to undergraduate and veterinary professional students. The successful candidate will also participate in the training of graduate students and post-doctoral associates as well as actively conduct collaborative research with other TAMU and CVM researchers. Academic service is expected to include departmental, college, university committees and with professional organizations, editorial or grant review teams, onsultations with other wildlife research projects and organizations.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a DVM and PhD in wildlife sciences, wildlife health, biomedical science, veterinary sciences (microbiology, pathology, immunology, parasitology), or related fields and have experience in a broad array of disciplines which impact cervid health, ecology and management. Teaching experience, research experience and broad comprehensive understanding of state and federal regulatory disease issues and disease control methods related to wildlife and cervid species is a critical qualification needed.
Environment: Texas A&M is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant and Space-Grant University and ranks as the nation’s seventh largest university with 48,000 students. TAMU has on campus a College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Medicine. TAMU conducts research valued at more than $500 million annually. Texas landowners hold more cervid species than any other state both in free-ranging native and exotic species and in captive herds. The Texas cervid industry has been the largest growing segment of the Texas agricultural economy for over a decade. The role of wildlife health, domestic animal health and human health is critical to the livelihood of Texas landowners. Economic stability of Texas ranches is frequently based upon a diversified portfolio that includes livestock-based and wildlife-based activities thus allowing resiliency during times of climatic uncertainty such as drought. Opportunities exist for a joint appointment with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (http://wfscnet.tamu.edu/) and collaboration with the Applied Biodiversity Sciences program (http://biodiversity.tamu.edu/). Details on the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology can be found at http://www.vetmed.tamu.edu/vtpb. Likewise, details about the CVM, TAMU, and Bryan/College Station are available on the following websites: www.vetmed.tamu.edu, www.tamu.edu, visitaggieland.com or www.visitaggieland.com.
Salary, Rank & Benefits: Salary and rank are commensurate with accomplishments and experience. Percentage assignment
and determination of tenure or clinical track is negotiable. Research space assignment and start-up will be assured to allow the successful candidate to accomplish their research goals. Texas A&M University makes available a significant fringe benefit package with multiple options in life insurance, healthcare insurance, retirement, as well as an excellent vacation and sick leave program.
Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent electronically to Ms. Cindy Voelker (firstname.lastname@example.org) (Administrative staff person assigned to the search advisory committee) or mailed to Ms. Cindy Voelker at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology, College Station, Texas 77843-4467. Applications should include a letter of application, an overview of current and planned research initiatives/direction and proposed funding sources, an outline of teaching interests and experience, an up-to- date curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three references to include names, addresses, e-mail, phone and fax numbers. Detailed position information can be obtained from http://vetmed.tamu.edu/vtpb/employment-opportunities. Please feel free to call or e-mail Dr. Linda Logan, department head at 979-845-5941 or LLogan@cvm.tamu.edu
Veterinarian: Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is currently looking for a clinical veterinarian to join its team at the research center in Otjiwarongo, Namibia. The successful candidate should have a degree in Veterinary Medicine, be qualified to work in Namibia (see detail below), be interested in livestock, dogs, horses and wildlife as well as research, and have good team working skills; Namibian resident preferred.
The animal collection includes cheetahs, livestock guarding and scat detection dogs, dairy and meat goats, sheep, cattle, and horses. The CCF veterinary clinic is equipped with several microscopes, an isoflurane gas anesthesia machine, a Cardell veterinary anesthesia monitor, an endoscope, an ultrasound, digital radiography equipment, in-house blood chemistry analyzers, and a DanInject dart gun for immobilizations. Dentistry work is performed by the local human dentist. The veterinarian will not only conduct clinical work but will also be part of the CCF research and outreach community.
The duties of the CCF veterinarian include:
CLINIC -managing the clinic including inventory maintenance and hygiene -planning bi-weekly health care meetings -supervising the veterinary technician/nurse -working in conjunction with the animal care staff to ensure appropriate communication -interacting with visitors and guests
DOMESTIC ANIMALS -preventative and routine health care for the goat and sheep herd, horses livestock guarding and scat detection dogs including vaccination and parasite control protocols and treatment of medical and surgical cases -working together with the Farms Manager and supervising management of nutrition and reproduction for the goats, sheep and dogs -spaying and neutering the puppies of the livestock guarding dog program
CHEETAHS -preventative and routine health care of the captive cheetahs, including vaccination and parasite control protocols and treatment of medical and surgical cases -annual exams of all captive cheetahs are scheduled in March/April of each year; a visiting collaborative veterinarian usually leads the exams
RESEARCH -Participating in ongoing research as well as supervising incoming veterinary student interns for their research projects.
-Ongoing projects consist of:
§ stress and gastritis studies
§ hookworm survey in the working dogs;
§ ongoing parasitological assessment of wild cheetah scat samples;
§ parasitological survey of the captive cheetahs combined with the evaluation of efficiency of chosen deworming plans;
§ parasitological survey of wildlife at waterholes at different seasons/in different areas
§ necropsy assessment of donkeys and horses, designated to feeding
§ CCF is interested in setting up a hormone laboratory; previous experience in hormone work is a bonus
§ behavior studies: e.g. feeding dynamics
Preferably the applicant should be qualified to practice in Namibia in order to register with the Namibian Veterinary Council. Veterinary degrees from the following veterinary institutions are recognized in Namibia:
- Onderstepoort, Pretoria (South Africa)
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London (UK)
- MRCVS degree granted on account of a veterinary degree (UK or Ireland)
- Berlin; Giessen; Hannover; and Muenchen (Germany)
- University of Zuerich; and University of Bern (Switzerland)
- Queensland, Brisbane; Sidney; Melbourne; and Murdoch, Perth (Australia)
- Massey University, Manawatu (New Zealand)
*Veterinarians licensed to practice in South Africa via examination are also qualified to practice in Namibia.
A room with en-suite bathroom is provided in our clinic building on site. Meals are prepared by our CCF kitchen staff and are taken in common in our dining area. During the meals CCF staff mingles with the volunteers and guests that are present at CCF at the time in order to contribute to the sense of community of our organization.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) veterinarian reports to the Executive Director, General Manager, and the Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research, supervises the veterinary technician and works with the cheetah keepers and Farms Manager and his staff. The opening requires a minimum one year commitment.
Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund, P.O. Box 1755, Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Email - email@example.com, Phone - +264 (0)67306225, Cell - +264 (0)811247887
SENIOR DISEASE ECOLOGIST – EcoHealth Alliance
EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a leading disease ecologist with experience managing analytical research and diease ecology field programs, with an interest in conservation and global change biology. This is a leadership position at a rapidly-growing New York-based NGO with research and field programs around the world in conservation and health, and significant funding from NIH, NSF, USAID and other sources.
We are seeking a proven leader with fundraising skills, a significant scientific portfolio, major publications in ecology, epidemiology, or conservation biology, and a drive to help us take our organization to the next level.
The successful candidate will develop and coordinate a well-funded scientific research program in disease ecology. S/he will manage staff at HQ and internationally, lead the spatial and statistical modeling efforts on our USAID PREDICT award, and manage conservation biology projects with our international conservation partners. As a senior executive, s/he will help set institutional direction in these fields as well as managing funding streams, contracting, and staffing.
The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance in New York City and will entail travel within the USA and abroad. We offer generous salary and benefits and excellent working conditions.
A Ph.D in Ecological or Biological Sciences, an extensive, high-profile publication record, 3-5+ years developing an independent research program, managing office and field staff, coordinating research activities and outreach is expected. Demonstrated experience in analytical research (statistical, spatial and/or modeling) on disease-host systems is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of team spirit, cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills, diplomacy, experience working in developing countries and fluency in English. Fluency in a second language is a benefit.
Please send a CV, letter detailing your research interests and vision, and email addresses for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information visit www.ecohealthalliance.org/jobs or email email@example.com
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State Wildlife Veterinarian – Wyoming Game and Fish Department
(Recruitment ID: FWVT14-21437)
CLOSING DATE: 04/17/2013
FULL HIRING RANGE: $6,177.00 - $7,267.00 per month
DEPARTMENT: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife
CLASS CODE: FWVT14
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The purpose of this job is to provide unique expertise in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of wild and foreign animal diseases in order to insure the overall health and viability of wildlife populations and to protect domestic livestock health throughout the state of Wyoming and the nation.
- Manages wildlife diseases throughout the state of Wyoming.
- Conducts or collaborates in multidisciplinary, statewide wildlife disease research.
- Provides prescription drugs and veterinary supplies required for Wyoming Game and Fish personnel to perform their duties statewide.
- Provides extensive training of Wyoming Game and Fish personnel in the safe and effective use of federally controlled animal capture drugs.
- Supervises the Veterinary Services Branch.
- Supervises permanent and AWEC personnel.
- Develops and manages two-year budget.
- Manages all personnel issues (hiring, termination, resolution of problems, etc.).
- Recommends policies and procedures.
- Prepares and administers federal grants.
- Actively seeks out and secures federal grants to aid the management of wildlife diseases statewide.
- Provides unique expertise in the necropsy of various species of wildlife including the determination of infectious agents, diseases or parasites present.
- Interacts and collaborates with others technical experts on wildlife disease related matters.
- Makes recommendations for the development of wildlife related research and is involved with the write up and publishing of research results.
- Provides assistance and technical expertise for the capture, care, and transport of wildlife.
- Educates other professionals and the public on wildlife diseases and wildlife capture.
- Attends professional meeting to give scientific presentations and serve on various committees.
- Conducts performance appraisals.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Knowledge of Biology, botany, mammalogy, anatomy, physiology, parasitology, pharmacology, histology, pathology, bacteriology, virology, surgery, medicine, statistics, all foreign and domestic animal diseases, nutrition, epidemiology, immunology, toxicology, laboratory diagnostics
- Skills in disease diagnoses; animal handling and sampling; animal capture; animal clinical care; surgery; oral and written communication; necropsies; diagnostic equipment; computers
- Ability to evaluate complex data and formulate decisions quickly; handle dangerous animals safely; safely and effectively capture wild animals; communicate complex scientific findings to diverse audiences; publish research results in scientific journals.
Education - Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
Experience - 4-6 year(s) of progressive work experience (typically in Veterinary Medicine)
Ed. or Exp. Substitution - None
Certificate - Wyoming Controlled Substance Registration.
Must be able to obtain or have a Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine license; Wyoming Controlled Substance Registration; Federal (USDJ/DEA) Controlled Substance Registration; Federal (USDA/APHIS) accreditation
Must have a valid driver's license.
*Please view the Class Specifications (Class Code FWVT14) and the State required Minimum Qualifications for this vacancy at: http://statejobs.state.wy.us/lookup.aspx
Department housing is available at Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research center in Sybille.
Those individuals that are granted an interview will be need to provide a curriculum vitae and copies of valid licensing, registration and accreditation documents as required under the Preferences section of the job announcement.
For more information or to apply online go to http://statejobs.state.wy.us/JobSearchDetail.aspx?ID=21437 or submit a State of Wyoming Employment Application to the Human Resource Division, Emerson Building, 2001 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060, Phone: (307)777-7188, Fax: (307)777-6562, along with transcripts of any relevant course work. The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
Clinic Director Position - City Wildlife, Inc.
City Wildlife, Inc. (www.citywildlife.org), located in Washington DC, is a 5 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife in our nation’s capital through rehabilitation services, advocacy and education. With more than 7,600 acres of parkland, Washington is one of the ‘greenest’ cities in the United States and home to hundreds of wildlife species but historically has not had any wildlife rehabilitation services available for sick, injured or abandoned wild animals within its borders. City Wildlife was founded to change that situation and with the completion of its 3,000 sq foot indoor rehabilitation center, will soon provide the first critical care program ever for the many animals needing those services every year.
The Board of Directors of City Wildlife is seeking a skilled and motivated full time Clinic Director to launch its critical care pilot program for 6 months beginning June 1 (or as soon as a candidate is hired). The Board of Directors is actively working toward creating a long-term position.
The Clinic Director will report to the Board of Directors and be responsible for all wildlife care at the center (an estimated 750 animals between June and December). His/her primary responsibilities will include:
• providing the highest standards of animal care and adhering to the best practices in the
profession, from intake to release
• establishing care protocols, with assistance from City Wildlife’s consulting wildlife
veterinarian, to ensure appropriate, consistent and humane animal rehabilitation
• training and effectively managing volunteers; and communicating with the public
• equipping the clinic, ordering supplies, and maintaining inventory
• implementing policies for the health and safety of staff, interns, and volunteers
• maintaining accurate records and preparing data reports for local and federal agencies
• providing education to volunteers and residents about living humanely with DC’s wildlife
He/she will work closely with the Washington Humane Society/DC Animal Care and Control, the agency charged with picking up sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the city, and maintain strong ties with the region’s network of wildlife rehabilitators, transporting wildlife as needed.
Animals to be cared for will include all species of birds; small mammals (such as squirrels, chipmunks, opossums and groundhogs); reptiles; and amphibians. Deer and rabies vector species (raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks and coyotes) will not be part of the pilot program.
An ideal candidate for the Clinic Director position will have:
• A wildlife rehabilitation license in any state; a veterinary license with a wildlife specialty;
or vet tech certification.
• A minimum of 5 years experience working full-time at a wildlife rehabilitation center, or
equivalent clinical experience with wildlife.
• Excellent animal handling skills and knowledge of all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation,
including assessment, hydration, wound management, fracture stabilization, medications,
parasite testing and treatment, feeding, housing, hygiene, release, and euthanasia.
• Good judgment in determining when a veterinarian is required.
• Strong organizational skills and background in clinical record keeping and data analysis.
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills gained in high pressure environments.
• Excellent communication skills including fluency in the English language.
• Good health, stamina, and the ability to lift 40 lbs.
Hours, Benefits, and Compensation:
Full time, up to 6 months from the date of hire, with the possibility of continued employment Up to $800/month total reimbursement for medical insurance. Sick days and holidays. Vacation time will accrue and be granted at the end of the 6 month pilot program.
Salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, prorated over the term of employment.
To apply, send cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred) to: Anne Lewis, President, City
Wildlife, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: City Wildlife, Inc., PO Box 40456 Washington, DC 20016-0456
Senior Veterinarian, Baan Unrak Thai Animal Sanctuary, Thailand
Volunteer position with some expenses provided
Have you ever dreamt of going off the beaten track? Using your skills to really make long lasting change in the community? An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Vet (experienced) to volunteer their skills in a remote community in Thailand.
Sangkhlaburi lies within the Kanchanburi province, approximately eight hours from Bangkok. Situated on the Myanmar border this picturesque town is surrounded by stunning mountains, national parks, waterfalls and rivers. With a Thai, Burmese, Karen, Mon and Laos population the rich cultural diversity is what makes this town unique. Established in 2006, Baan Unrak Thai Animal Sanctuary is a small sanctuary in Sangkhlaburi. The sanctuary is currently home to 30 resident dogs, The nearest veterinary clinic is located over three hours away, so the local animals rely on the sanctuary to assist them in times of need. We see all manner of ailments – from regular fleas & ticks, to scabies, distemper, parvo, and human inflicted injuries.
We also run regular sterilisation and vaccination projects to humanely manage the stray animal population, and improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans in the area. An experienced vet, you will work with a small passionate team of volunteers (including a Sanctuary Manager) to improve the health and wellbeing of all animals in Sangkhlaburi. You’ll be flexible and adaptable, with sound analytical skills to tackle the challenges that the role presents. Your sense of humour will also assist with this!
In return, this opportunity will offer you hands-on experience in a challenging yet extremely rewarding role, particularly the constant learning and seeing the direct impact that your work has in the lives of animals and humans in the community. It will also offer you the opportunity to put your skills to the test – with limited diagnostics and basic equipment, plus exposure to unique injuries, illnesses and diseases and treatments that you won’t find in developed countries. For further information on this exciting opportunity including a copy of the position description, please email us at email@example.com.
For further information on the sanctuary, please visit our website www.thaianimalsanctuary.com
To apply, please forward a covering letter and CV (including details of two referees) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterinary Surgeon – ElefantAsia
Duration: 6 months- minimum 1 year experience in clinical practice
Role: To assist the current international veterinary team and provide support to the head veterinarian. To manage the day to day running of the Elephant Hospital and provided veterinary care to any inpatients. Provide technical expertise and supervision through both practical and didactic teaching to the Lao staff.
Description: The majority of your time will be spent at the Elephant Hospital dealing with inpatients and the resident adult and juvenile elephants, including prophylactic and routine veterinary care. Depending on the individual it may be possible to participate in emergency and routine missions around the country, depending on government permits and permissions.
Details: Food and Accomodation while at the Elephant Conservation Center (www.elephantconservationcenter.com) will be provided. We will also cover visa costs while here.
Applicants: The ideal applicant will be flexible with suddenly changing situations, happy to work independently where required and excited to experience a vastly different culture.
ElefantAsia (www.elefantasia.org) is a registered non-profit NGO working to provide veterinary care to domestic Asian Elephants across Lao PDR. We run ambulatory field missions in our specially equipped 4x4 ‘Jumbo Ambulances’ as well as respond to emergency calls from Mahouts. Additionally we’ve recently opened the only Elephant Hospital in Laos and frequently transport critically ill animals here for intensive or long term treatment. All treatment and training is provided free of charge and often entails travel for extended periods into remote and undeveloped areas of an already remote and undeveloped country.
Please send your covering letter and CV to Mr William Thomas BVSc MRCVS at email@example.com
Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, China (CBRC)
We are seeking a Senior Veterinary Surgeon for our bear rescue centre in Chengdu, China (CBRC). The position will involve overall responsibility for the provision of extensive veterinary care to bears rescued from the bear bile industry, and to other resident animals and local domestic animals at each centre.
The Senior Veterinary Surgeon will report to the centre’s Bear and Vet Team Director, but will ultimately be responsible for all veterinary clinical decision making, and will supervise and manage a team comprising 2-3 qualified veterinary nurses and a Resident Veterinary Surgeon. He/She will be responsible for veterinary department budgeting and reporting, and may be required to travel within Asia and participate in outreach and training projects, and work with local veterinarians.
Please contact our HR colleague on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and a full job description for the position.
- At least 5 years work experience in a large mixed veterinary practice, zoological facility, specialist referral centre, or similar working environment.
- Experience in a management or supervisory role.
- Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
- A good sense of humor, excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff.
- Cultural sensitivity and a history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
- Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.
Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.
The following items are included in your full-time contract
Emergency medical insurance
How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application form to: email@example.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
For more information please visit our website www.animalsasia.org
Closing date for application is 10 May 2013.
Bear Manager - Moon Bear Rescue Centre in China
Highly motivated, experienced and dedicated animal professional is required to work with rescued Asiatic black bears at our Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
The position will work as part of a team of Bear Managers responsible for overseeing teams of local bear keeping staff involved in the daily care and management of the bears housed within the rescue centre. It will also involve working alongside and liaising with the resident Vet team plus our Animal Conditioning Consultant to manage various daily operations. The Bear Manager will report directly to the Bear & Vet team Director.
Both formal qualifications and proven practical experience are essential for this position.
- Co-coordinating various daily operations:
- Animal care and management
- Maintenance and adjustment of existing enrichment programs
- Bear food and stock ordering system
- Maintaining bear behavior records & databases
- Operant conditioning and formal bear training programmes for a variety of medical, behavioural and management requirements.
- Formal qualification (university degree) in zoology, biology, conservation, animal behaviour or related field
- Three to five years work experience in a zoo or similar working environment
- Excellent communication, organisational and practical skills
- Strong management skills and the ability to work in a team or independently
- Patience and willingness to work within a different culture are essential
- Fluent in English language
- Must be able to commit for two years
Appointment is full-time, five days a week with some weekend work applicable.
- On site accommodation and subsidized meals
- Relocation Assistance
- Medical Insurance
- Paid Holidays
How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants not hearing from us within six weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.
Closing date for applications is 12th April 2013.
Please quote the position applied for on the email subject.
For more information please visit our website www.animalsasia.org
We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose.
Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, South Florida Wildlife Center
The South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) of The Humane Society of the Unites States is seeking a Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation. This is a year-round, high-volume wildlife trauma hospital, teaching facility, and rehabilitation center. Duties include creating, directing, and overseeing the medical treatment, recovery, and rehabilitation plans for all native wildlife patients from post-crisis clinic through release to the wild. Other duties include management of animal care and nursery supervisory staff; ensuring appropriate set-up, maintenance, and enrichment of recovery habitats; performing and/or overseeing diet, physical therapy, preparation and assessment of patients for release; and ensuring the timely release of successfully rehabilitated native wildlife patients to a species-appropriate site. Licensed veterinarian with strong wildlife treatment and rehabilitation experience highly preferred. Some management experience preferred; some clinic work essential part of duties. Non-veterinarian applicant needs Bachelor degree at minimum in a related field or a minimum of four years equivalent experience. Candidate must qualify for and hold for the SFWC all rehabilitation (Federal and State) permits and licenses. Skills in humane wildlife capture, handling, rehabilitation, and wildlife medicine required. Please submit a cover letter and resume via The HSUS website at www.humanesociety.org/about/employment/ by following the directions within the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation, South Florida Wildlife Center job description, or fax to 301-548-7701. This position is located in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -
No phone calls, please. Application available at conservancy.org.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 and has successfully completed a $38.5 million “Saving Southwest Florida” Capital Campaign. $20 million of the Campaign is supporting the “greening” of the Conservancy Nature Center with LEED certified buildings and renovations across our 21-acre site. The new Conservancy Nature Center will be a premier nature venue within the entire eastern United States. The balance of the Campaign funds are being utilized to build our endowment and to support enhanced environmental policy, science, education and wildlife rehabilitation programs. The Environemntal Education programs reach over 30,000 students and Conservancy Nature Center guests per year.
Plans, directs, and participates in daily health care program of wildlife clinic by performing the following duties. Work closely with Wildlife Clinic Director to integrate veterinary protocols and procedures into established protocols and guidelines including the Conservancy's mission
Provides immediate medical attention to diseased, orphaned or traumatized animals.
Diagnose illnesses and injuries through physical examination and diagnostic tests on injured and orphaned wildlife.
Determine proper course of care including formulation of diets, creating nutrition programs, feeding schedules, and administration of
Perform medical and surgical procedures
Follows state and federal guidelines regarding wildlife rehabilitation protocols.
Monitor rehabilitating wildlife to determine recovery progress, overall health and readiness for release.
Establishes and conducts effective quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of
disease, and comply with government regulations.
Conducts regularly scheduled immunization and preventive care programs to maintain health of animals and guard against communicable
Provide routine preventative veterinary medicine to permanent resident education birds.
Participates in the employee training on handling and care of animals.
Perform euthanasia and conduct postmortem studies and analyses.
Provide direction through daily rounds sessions to wildlife clinic staff.
Maintain collaborative working relationships with current volunteer vet corps as well as other wildlife centers.
Manage controlled substances and medical supply inventory. Maintain DEA license.
Educate the public, volunteers, and interns about rehabilitation, wildlife medicine and human/animal relationships.
- Strong commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, environmental quality and natural resources
- Valid drivers license and clean driving record
- Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 3 years experience working with wildlife as a DVM, a solid knowledge of allopathic and homeopathic remedies, excellent organizational and time management skills
- Florida state license to practice veterinary medicine within 120 days of hire
Center Director, Second Chance Wildlife Center
Second Chance Wildlife Center is a non-profit licensed organization that provides our community with excellent rehabilitative care of distressed wildlife in order to release them back into the wild.
Second Chance Wildlife Center is accepting applications for a dedicated and passionate leader to take a well established and highly respected organization to new growth levels. We are seeking an individual who has a passionate enthusiasm, commitment, and strategic vision to enable us to grow and work within our community.
The ideal candidate will have background in animal care and will be responsible for managing staff, overseeing all financial matters, staff morale and performance, and all communications with the Board of Directors. Minimum required experience: at least 5 years business management experience and minimum 5 years experience with animal care, captive wildlife preferred.
Organizational Leadership, Staff Management, and Center Operations
- Responsible for training, supervision, evaluation and retention of all staff members,interns and volunteers.
- Lead hiring process, create job descriptions and administer disciplinary process when necessary.
- Develop and implement policies for maximum welfare of Center patients, ensuring that hygiene, procedures, diet and caging meet the highest standards.
- Develop and implement policy for health and safety of staff, volunteers, interns and visitors.
- Maintain personnel records, including certificates, education transcripts, licenses, permits and other pertinent and required documents and licenses.
- Work with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a business plan for growth.
- Act as a liaison between the Board and staff.
- Manage the Center facility, hire maintenance and repair personnel as needed, monitor inventory, order supplies, and ensure that the facility is always clean and presentable.
- Prepare the annual operating budget and submit to the Board for approval.
- Manage and administer payroll and employee benefits.
- Manage, control and approve all expenditures (including salaries and supplies) within
the budget including tax and audit preparations.
- Prepare a detailed monthly financial report to submit to the Board.
- Serve as the Center’s key public spokesperson.
- Act as a liaison with the public media and other organizations.
- Meet with county and state officials as needed.
- Network within the community to increase funding for and awareness of the Center.
- Initiate new venues for fundraising.
- Participate in various fundraising activities including special events, grant writing and
development of individual donor relationships.
- Oversee website and newsletter, review website for further development and growth.
Applicant must be an energetic leader with sound management and financial experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, clear collaborative capabilities, as well as strong people and operational management skills.
- Extensive experience in animal care.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business or comparable work experience.
- Experience in non-profit organizations preferred.
- Adept at using word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software. Adept at internet applications.
Frank Howard, President, Board of Directors
Assistant Rehabilitation Manager - Wildlife Care Association, Sacramento CA
- Ensure that each new animal is examined and a course of treatment established, including proper diet, medications, wound treatments, or euthanasia, ensuring accurate medical records are being kept on each animal
- Ensure current care animals with medical problems have appropriate monitoring of progress and that problems that develop while an animal is in care are evaluated and appropriately treated
- Coordinate care of all patients with Rehabilitation Manager
- Coordinate animal care with WCA’s veterinarians: identify animals requiring veterinary attention or surgery, notify vet when contagious diseases are suspected or present in the facility, and implement prescribed treatment regimens for individual animals or groups
- Implement directives of the Shelter Veterinarian
- Interact with the public and volunteers in a professional manner
- Provide leadership, supervision, training, and support to volunteers, interns, and staff working in Triage Clinic, ensuring safety of others working in the clinic
- Facilitate smooth interactions between diverse organizational branches such as homecare volunteers, facility volunteers, interns, Board of Directors and BOD committee members, and veterinarians
- Communicate supply needs for Triage to the appropriate person or acquire directly
- Communicate Triage needs for volunteers to Volunteer Coordinator, plus coordinate resolution of any volunteer personnel issues
- Act as Rehabilitation Manager on that position’s days off, troubleshooting any problems that may arise in the nursery or aviaries.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Needed:
· Solid understanding of the possibilities and limitations of wildlife rehabilitation, and ability to make and implement appropriate euthanasia decisions
· Knowledge of avian and mammalian anatomy
· Familiarity with common diseases of wildlife, wildlife nutrition, natural history, and housing needs of Northern California wildlife
· Ability to triage incoming animals, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ability to perform wildlife first aid and train others to perform examinations and basic treatments
- Ability to keep a cool head in fast-paced, stressful situations
- Ability to delegate appropriately according to skills and abilities of staff and volunteers
- Able to share responsibilities of animal care as part of a team
- Judgment to know when to ask for help
· Must enjoy working with birds, especially passerines and columbiformes
- Facilitate prompt placement of certain species into homecare facilities. Network with other Northern CA facilities to provide best possible care for uncommon or difficult species
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, and the public.
- Able to maintain enthusiasm and a professional demeanor while working under pressure.
- Diplomacy, thoughtfulness, and tact in regards to the opinions of others
- Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
- Ability to spot potential problems and take corrective action
· At least 1 year experience in wildlife (especially avian) rehabilitation or care, including triage.
· BS/BA in applicable field, RVT/CVT, or 2 to 4 years additional experience. Graduate degree and/or additional experience a bonus.
· Experience working with the public and non-profit volunteer-based organizations.
· Tetanus and rabies pre-exposure vaccinations.
Species cared for: All native and non-native species of northern California wildlife except rattlesnakes and large game species. Passerines, columbiformes, waterfowl, and small mammals comprise the vast majority of patients admitted. Raptors and bats are (mostly) referred or transferred to nearby specialized rehab groups.
Position: PT in winter, FT April 1-Oct 1
Reports to: Rehabilitation Manager and Shelter Veterinarian.
Send Resume to: Vann Misdival at email@example.com
|Internships and Residency Opportunities
The Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) -
Wildlife Medicine Interships and Externships
The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic (BWRC) welcomes prospective interns and externs with a strong interest in conservation and Wildlife Veterinary Medicine. Depending on educational and experience level, internships may range from introductory, to more specialized. As such, internships are available for students ranging from pre-veterinary to veterinary and graduate students. Externships are designed for 3rd or 4th year veterinary students conducting clinical rotations in Wildlife & Zoo medicine. Please contact BWRC's internship manager, Justin Ford firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Please note that we also offer externships, or clinical rotations for veterinary students.
Residency in Wildlife Health and Zoo Medicine - University of Montreal
The Département de sciences cliniques, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, is offering a residency position in Wildlife and Zoo Health Management. This residency is a 3-year post-graduate program in the field of free-ranging and captive wildlife health management, including diagnostic pathology. The resident will participate in the activities of the CCWHC – Quebec Regional Center. For more information see the posting on the following sites:
Zoo, Exotic Animal & Wildlife Medicine Internship - Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Contact person: Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada. Email: email@example.com
Dates of program: June 19th 2013 to June 30th 2014
Salary: (CAD) $24,640/annum (pending budget approval)
Description of the program:
The Department of Companion Animals at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, invites applications for a 1-year internship in zoo, exotic animal, and wildlife medicine. The internship provides a unique opportunity for training under the supervision of a faculty member who is board-certified by the American College of Zoological Medicine. The Zoo, Exotic Animal & Wildlife Medicine (ZEAWM) service provides care to wild animals through our wildlife rehabilitation program and to zoological companion animals presented to the exotic pet clinic. Our service also works in close cooperation with local zoological institutions, wildlife parks, rehabilitation centers, and Parks Canada biologists. We play an active role in the Marine Mammal Stranding Network on the eastern coast of Canada and participate in conservation projects.
The intern can expect to be involved in the medical & surgical management of a wide variety of clinical cases. Responsibilities will also include after-hours emergency duty for the ZEAWM service. The intern will interact with both 4th-year students during clinical rotations and the volunteer wildlife team all year long. The intern will be required to make a monthly oral presentation, including one clinical case conference presentation and a formal seminar on a topic of the intern’s choosing.
Applicants should have a DVM or equivalent degree and should be eligible for licensure in Prince Edward Island. Completion of a small or large animal internship or equivalent experience would be an asset. Applicants should be able to work long hours, sometimes under strenuous field conditions.
Interns receive supplementary health benefits with professional liability coverage provided by the University. Two weeks of paid vacation and 3 days of professional development are provided during the one-year program. Successful applicants should anticipate having to pay about $500 (Canadian) in licensing fees.
Shannon Ferrell, DVM, DABVP – Avian, DACZM, Assistant Professor - Zoo, Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine, Department of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown C1A 4P3 PE, Phone: 1-902-566-0923, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline will be November 30th, 2012. Email inquiries regarding the position are welcome. To apply for this position, please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please address all applications to:
Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine
The Department of Environmental and Population Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM), offers a paid internship in Wildlife Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts' North Grafton, MA campus, pending funding.
The Wildlife Clinic provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for diverse wildlife species native to New England. The Clinic serves the six New England states.
The intern will spend the majority of her/his time on clinical service. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of patient care at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery and necropsy. In these activities, interns will assist clinicians on duty in teaching and supervising of fourth year students on rotation in the Clinic. The intern will have major responsibility for the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo. Interns will be expected to be active participants in daily rounds and to participate in ongoing Clinic research programs. Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty with both core and continuing education courses.
Candidates for the internship must possess the DVM, VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be graduates of AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Interest or experience in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus.
Candidates should be committed to participating in and fostering close teamwork and must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
Tufts University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minority candidates and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should submit the following (either hard copy or email):
- curriculum vitae
- letter of interest, indicating career goals
- 3 letters of reference
- official veterinary school academic transcript
Important dates: All applications must be received by October 26, 2012. Selected candidates will be required to travel to Tufts for interviews in November and December, with final selection made before January 7, 2013. A June 10, 2013 starting date is anticipated. The internship runs until June 30, 2014.
Applications should be submitted to:
Flo Tseng, DVM
Wildlife Clinic, TCSVM
200 Westboro Rd.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
The Raptor Center - University of Minnesota
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a one year unpaid internship. Established in 1974, The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, conservation, and study of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures. In addition to treating more than 700 birds a year, we provide training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, reach more than 250,000 people each year through public education programs and events, and identify emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. Interns manage cases under the supervision of faculty and assist with all aspects of clinical medicine and surgery of raptors, including captive management, capture and restraint, anesthesia, diagnostics, necropsy, record-keeping, and research projects. Interns assist in teaching and supervising veterinary students. In addition, interns are assigned evening and weekend duty on a rotating basis and are expected to participate in sponsored events.
Candidates must possess a DVM, VMD, or equivalent veterinary degree. Interest or experience in ecosystem health, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus. Applicants must be proficient in English. This is a self-funded position. Preference will be given to candidates with grant or scholarship funding. Estimated annual living expenses are $20,000/year. Degree programs requiring a longer time commitment and graduate classes are available providing applicants secure own funding. Interested applicants should submit current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating career goals, and three letters of reference. Please submit applications to:
Michelle M. Willette, DVM
The Raptor Center
1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Fax - (612) 624-8740
The Humane Society of the United States
Cape Wildlife Center
4011 Main St. (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 362-0111 Fax: (508) 362-0268
Professional Training Programs at the Cape Wildlife Center
The Cape Wildlife Center
The Cape Wildlife Center, supported by the Fund for Animals of the The Humane Society of the United States, is located on a 4.5 acre former horse farm on Flax pond, in Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Cape Wildlife Center is operating fully. The facility features:
- A veterinary clinic for examination, surgery and treatment
- A digital X-ray system
- An indoor animal ward
- A complete commissary for preparing animal diets
- Outdoor holding pens and flight pens for acclimation prior to release
- A separate on-site living area (dormitory style) for interns and externs that includes 2 bedrooms that accommodate 4 people each, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. A washer and dryer are available.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
Internship – The primary emphasis of the internship program is to train undergraduate and graduate students of biology, zoology, ecology, conservation or veterinary medicine (1st to 3rd year) in the essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, rehabilitation, and release back to the wild. The term Intern is used in the context of that used in industry and private enterprise.
Externship – The primary emphasis of the extern program is to train senior veterinary students and veterinary technician students in the current techniques of conservation and wildlife medicine. The term extern is used as defined by the AAZV (www.aazv.org )
POTENTIAL DAILY TASKS
The following is a list of primary activities that interns may have the chance to participate in:
- Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species:
Such species may include:
- Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums
- Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds
- Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc)
- Observing the physical exam of admitted patients
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of infant and young mammals and birds
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult mammals, birds, and reptiles
- Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and raised young
- Determining nutritional requirements for admitted patients (kcal requirements)
The following is a list of secondary activities that given time and proper training interns may have the chance to observe or be involved in:
- Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles
- Determining fluid requirement for admitted patients
- Determining drug dosages
- In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles)
- Wildlife digital radiography
The following is a list of primary activities that externs may have the chance to participate in:
- Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species:
Such species may include:
- Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums
- Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds
- Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc)
- Basic physical exam of admitted patients
- Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles
- Determining health status
- Developing treatment plan
- Determining fluid requirement
- Determining drug dosages
- Determining nutritional requirements for admitted patients (kcal requirements)
- Instituting treatment plan
- In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles)
- Wildlife digital radiography
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult & juvenile mammals, birds, reptiles
- Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and orphans
All interns and externs are required to participate in daily cleaning, feeding, diet preparation and laundry tasks. In addition it is expected that those living at the Center during their programs will participate in keeping the house clean and neat at all times.
Interns and externs receive 2 days off per week scheduled at the discretion of the Staff.
Those seeking academic credit are requested to include appropriate school documentation during their application process. In addition, if there are evaluation forms that need to be filled out after the internship or externship is completed. Those forms must be given to the veterinary director one week prior to the last day of the program.
It is mandatory that anyone handling rabies vector species receive rabies prophylaxis vaccinations. For those interns and externs wanting to work with rabies vector species, proof of vaccination and current titers are required prior to the start of the program. Each applicant must have his or her own medical insurance coverage either personally or through their home institution.
All interns and externs for whom English is a second language are required to supply proof of English competence and comprehension.
There is limited on site housing available. The bedrooms are set up dormitory style with 1 to 4 students per room. There will be a $50 ($25 for key deposit, $25 for clean linens) refundable cash deposit required upon arrival. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the key, the return of clean linens and following a room inspection at the end of the stay.
Kitchen and Laundry
Interns and externs have access to a kitchen with cooking utensils, stove, microwave, and coffee maker but must supply their own food. There is also a separate washer and dryer available to students but they must provide their own detergent.
Interns and externs are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from the Center. During your stay, you should plan to provide your own transportation or rely upon other students for rides. Public transportation is available, but limited, and is most useful for sightseeing rather than grocery shopping. Hyannis is within biking distance.
Cape Cod is an area of Massachusetts that includes beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, woodlands and lovely ocean-side towns. Barnstable is a rural ocean community, quiet during the off season (late fall through early spring) and bustling with activity during the rest of the year. There is much to do on the Cape from shopping in charming crafts and artisans’ shops to going on whale watches off the coast. While students spend the majority of their time at the Center we do make sure that each student has time off to enjoy the Cape and all it has to offer.
We will make every effort to make your program an experience of learning and enhancement, to expose you to new concepts and ideas and encourage you to share your knowledge with us and with the other students.
Our internships and externships are unpaid. The opportunities we provide to gain experience in this field are significant. The internship and externship period will be a challenging and memorable experience. Please express your interest and availability clearly during your application process. All applicants will need to have a background check through the Humane Society of the US before being accepted into a program. We thank you, in advance, for your commitment and interest.
Veterinary Internship and Externship in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Medicine - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel , Florida
Facility: CROW is a non-profit wildlife hospital that provides care for over 4,400 injured, sick and orphaned Florida wildlife patients each year, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Integrative medicine, including use of acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbal therapy, and traditional western veterinary medicine, complements rehabilitation techniques.
Description: CROW is offering a one year internship in wildlife rehabilitation and medicine. The intern will work alongside the rehabilitation staff, including one full time veterinarian, rehabilitators, students and volunteers. Involvement will include patient admittances, treatment administration, surgery, anesthesia, necropsy, appropriate cage and diet preparation, husbandry, and record-keeping. Learning opportunities also include after-hours emergency admittances and infant bird and mammal care. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in daily rounds sessions, as well as help to teach and coordinate students, fellows, and volunteers.
Qualifications: A DVM or equivalent is required, as is US citizenship. A working interview will be included as part of the application process.
Payment: $10,000/year stipend, on-campus housing, and health insurance are provided.
Length: One year, beginning immediately.
Extern for Vet students and/or Natural Sciences students
Description: Externs participate in most aspects of the clinic’s work of no more than 55 hrs/wk, currently treating 200 to 300 patients/week. Concentration on the entire rehab process from admittance through release. Opportunity to work with a full-time veterinarian. Over 4400 patients/year, native and migratory wildlife. 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles. All year, housing provided, no stipend, no insurance.
Equipment: Isoflurane, digital radiology, hematology, incubators, nebulizer.
Contact: Dr. Amber McNamara PO Box 150 , Sanibel , FL 33957 E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.crowclinic.org/studentprogram.html
|Post-Graduate and Graduate School Opportunities
MSc position on spillover of a livestock zoonosis into wildlife populations
Coxiella burnetii is a zoonotic bacterium that causes Q-fever in humans. C. burnetii is an important infection in sheep and goats, often causing abortion in those species. We have recently discovered C. burnetii in six of seven wild rodent species in a natural environment park in Ontario, Canada, suggesting that wildlife may serve as a reservoir for this disease-causing organism. We are seeking an MSc student to pursue a study of C. burnetii at the interface of infected and non-infected dairy goat farms and surrounding wildlife. The student will be co-supervised by Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde (Canada Research Chair in Applied Evolutionary Ecology – Laurentian University) and Dr. Claire Jardine (University of Guelph) and collaborate with researchers in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph, the Centre for Microbial Genetics and Genomics (CMGG-Northern Arizona University), and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Prospective students should be able to work independently, have some experience with genetic techniques, and a willingness to engage in extensive fieldwork.
Start-date is Sept 2013 with a competitive salary. Interested students should contact Dr. Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde (firstname.lastname@example.org; website) or Dr. Claire Jardine (email@example.com; website) and provide transcripts, a CV and the names of two references. Selection of the successful applicant will be based on a combination of academic criteria, relevant interest and experience, referees’ evaluations, and an assessment of the candidate’s career goals and motivation.
MS in Conservation Medicine - Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - Massachusetts
Tufts University’s program in Conservation Medicine is an intensive 12-month professional master’s degree. It is designed to provide graduates with foundational knowledge in the various contributing fields of conservation medicine and develop skills necessary for successful implementation of real world conservation efforts. The MS in Conservation Medicine seeks a diversity of backgrounds, including; veterinarians, natural and social scientists, engineers, public health and medical professionals, epidemiologists, lawyers, policy and wildlife professionals, and others interested in applying their expertise to conservation medicine issues.
Interested students are welcomed to schedule a visit or phone call with the Program Director, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MCM Open Hours will be held on the following dates:
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
The application deadline is April, 1 2013. Classes start Fall 2013.
For more information and to apply on-line visit our MCM program website at: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mcm/
Learn more about Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/ccm/
Parasites, wildlife, and public health in northwestern Canada
Opportunities are available for graduate student(s) in the Zoonotic Parasite Research Unit of Dr. Emily Jenkins at the University of Saskatchewan. Our research group is investigating the ecology and public health significance of zoonoses in wildlife, domestic animals, and people in remote regions of northwestern Canada. Successful applicants will gain experience in fieldwork in northern Canada, veterinary techniques, and laboratory and data analysis. Applicants will also gain skills in scientific communication and knowledge translation through presentations at international conferences as well as to community stakeholders.
Successful candidates will be motivated, capable of independent work, and have interests or experience in northern, Indigenous, veterinary, and/or public health. Selection of candidates will be based on academic criteria, relevant interest or experience, references, and an interview (Skype or otherwise). Applicants will ideally begin in January, July, or September 2013. A DVM is not required but would be an asset. Applicants who are veterinarians, residents of Canada, and Canadian citizens/Landed Immigrants, are eligible for the WCVM Interprovincial Fellowship. Non-veterinarians are eligible for funding through applications to NSERC, including an NSERC CREATE grant in infectious disease and food safety at the University of Saskatchewan. Minimum stipend is NSERC equivalent ($17,300/year for MSc, $21,000/year for PhD) and can be supplemented with additional scholarships and awards. Applicants must have a B.Sc. or Masters in biology, ecology, microbiology, public health, and/or veterinary medicine, and must meet the admission requirements for the University of Saskatchewan.
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest, names of three references, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts to Dr Emily Jenkins. Please note that this email address will only be actively checked Nov 15, 2012 to Feb 15, 2013.
Emily Jenkins, Asst Professor
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 5B4
Phone: +1 306-966-2569 Fax: +1 306-966-7244
MSc Wild Animal Health - MSc Wild Animal Biology - Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London - Royal Veterinary College, University of London
One year full time study starting each Autumn, leading to an MSc qualification from the University of London (with exit points at Certificate and Diploma).
MSc Wild Animal Health applicants require a first degree from a recognised veterinary school and learn alongside experts in the field, to acquire knowledge and skills in wild animal management and the epidemiology, treatment and control of disease.
MSc Wild Animal Biology applicants require a first degree in Biology or Zoology. Participants acquire an understanding of wild animal health and welfare through practical exposure, and receive training in relevant research methodologies.
As our courses are popular, we recommend early application.
Visit our website or call to find out more.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7468 5542
Ph.D. students in Infectious Disease, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, and Molecular/Cellular Biomedical Science
The University of Alaska INBRE (IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) is recruiting quality Ph.D. students in the areas of Infectious Disease, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, and Molecular/Cellular Biomedical Science. A competitive fellowship is available that has guaranteed funding for up to 4 years. Applicants are required to pursue a Ph.D. in the lab of an INBRE-supported faculty member at either University of Alaska Fairbanks or University of Alaska Anchorage, and must supply a pre-proposal to the chosen faculty that will include an Application cover page, NIH Biosketch, GRE scores, college transcript with GPA, and 2 letters of reference to the faculty member (application form).
Applications will be pre-screened by the selected faculty. The faculty member and applicant will collaborate to prepare a project proposal to be submitted to the review committee with recommendations.
Review Criteria: Quality of proposal, quality of student (GPA, GRE, Biosketch), and letters of recommendation. For areas of study and more information on INBRE faculty, please visit the INBRE website (areas of focus) or contact Alaska INBRE at email@example.com.
The largest state in the United States, Alaska has an unsurpassed display of northern lights, mushing, glaciers, mountains and cultural and natural history.
Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellow Opportunities in Wildlife Disease Ecology - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine - University of Calgary
We are seeking graduate students or a post doctoral research fellow with interests in wildlife disease ecology to join our exciting and productive multi-disciplinary team studying the health of caribou, moose, and other arctic and northern ungulates.
Our broad research program examines disease at the domestic animal-wildlife interface and the effects of climate and other environmental changes on the health of wildlife. Our current research program explores the role of infectious diseases in the resilience of caribou and reindeer (Rangifer sp.) populations. We are funded by NSERC, the Canada Federal International Polar Year program, and the Alberta Ingenuity Foundation. We are part of the CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring Network (CARMA) and have extensive and productive collaborations around the Arctic. Descriptions of the Faculty and its departments can be found on the UCVM website (www.vet.ucalgary.ca).
We are looking for applicants to investigate the ecology and potential range expansion of the winter tick, Dermacentor albipictus, in northern Canada. Research topics include exploring the current northern distribution of winter tick in moose and caribou in northwestern Canada, developing serological assays for detecting exposure to winter tick, and modeling current and potential future distributions and epidemiology of winter tick in moose and woodland and barrenground caribou under different climate change scenarios. The successful candidate will interact extensively with wildlife managers and First Nations communities, will have a strong work ethic, and will be an excellent team player.
Applicants with a DVM are preferred, however, exceptional applicants with degrees in ecology or a related field will be considered. Students with special interests in wildlife disease ecology, parasitology and epidemiology are encouraged to respond. Experience in quantitative disease ecology, modeling and working with large climate and spatial datasets is also an asset. MSc candidates will be considered to focus on specific sub-topics.
The salary will be commensurate with the level of education. UCVM guarantees a minimum stipend of $20,000/yr for graduate students.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable applicants are identified. Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae and an outline of his or her areas of research interest along with the names of three referees to:
Dr. Alessandro Massolo firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-403-210-6734
Dr. Susan Kutz email@example.com; 1-403-210-3824,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary,
3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta
Wildlife Medicine & Conservation Course
3 Credit Hours
2 week summer course for Veterinarian and Pre-Vet. Students, offered in 4 sections over June and July
During this 3 credit course, small groups of students are introduced to Wildlife Medicine, Rescue and Rehabilitation, as well as case studies highlighting key tropical conservation issues. This course provides in depth study of the jaguar, green iguana, howler monkey, and amazon parrots. This course includes theory, labs and a lot of field trips. Students gain hands on experience working with iguanas, parrots, and any other species seen at the clinic or in a field rescue situation. Students may also get the opportunity to work with a variety of animals during the Belize Zoo field trip. We never know what species may need our help that day, but species worked with in the last few years of these courses have included jaguars, tapirs, boas, macaws, harpy eagle, spider and howler monkeys, peccaries, deer, porcupine, numerous raptors and many more.
Labs in wildlife anatomy, parasitology, suture techniques and wildlife capture and immobilization, combined with lectures and discussions lay the foundation for well-rounded experiences during the numerous field trips, including the Belize Zoo, Community Baboon Sanctuary and Green Iguana Project.
This 3 credit course is offered concurrently over a month’s stay in Belize with Large Animal Medicine in the Tropics. The course package includes airport transfers, mid-range accommodation with breakfast, all transportation. Please contact Dr. Isabelle firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Living wild wildlife workshop
On May 22, 2012 as part of an initiative by the Atlantic Veterinary College’s (AVC) volunteer advocacy group, AVC Friends and Family, to connect with the public of Prince Edward Island by providing community workshops, the “Living wild wildlife workshop” was held. AVC intern in zoological, exotic and wildlife medicine, Dr. Adriana Nielson discussed how to deal with orphaned wildlife who may not actually be orphaned. Prince Edward Island Fish and Wildlife official Chuck Gallison discussed legal regulations of wildlife rehabilitation on Prince Edward Island and what to do when the public comes across an injured or ill wild animal. Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre pathology resident Dr. Heather Fenton discussed diseases that can be passed from wild animals to people (zoonotic) that may be relevant to Prince Edward Island. The workshop ended with Dr. Marion Desmarchelier, director of the Atlantic Veterinary College Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Service, summarized the year in submissions of clinical wildlife cases including stories of release of a snowy owl and rescue of a pilot whale.
For full video of workshop please visit the Atlantic Veterinary College website:
Eko Tracks – Veterinary Student Opportunity in Africa
Eko Tracks offers a special interest course designed for students
in veterinary science where you will meet and interact with
wildlife veterinarians in South Africa , hands-on. Learn about
the crucial role of veterinarians in the growing wildlife industry
by participating in game capture operations, field and lab work.
This course focuses on wildlife veterinary science, wildlife
diseases and medicine, capture and care of wild animals, breeding
of rare species, wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystems and biodiversity
Program highlights are a visit to the Onderstepoort Veterinary
School , local community veterinary services and various wildlife
rehabilitation centers where orphaned and injured wild animals
are treated and cared for. Life in the bush, learning practical
bush skills, tracking wildlife on foot and study wildlife behavior
is an experience of a life time. Travel through the spectacular
Drakensberg Escarpment while descending to the world famous
Kruger National Park and spend a few days in this wildlife wonder
of Africa . The highlight for veterinary students is to participate
in hands-on game capture few people ever get to experience.
Eko Tracks, your agent in the USA is booking study abroad trips
for the 2012 season now. Get a head start at this once in a
life time educational experience and read more on www.ekotracks.com
Application forms are downloadable.
Contact information: Werner Dörgeloh (PhD Wildlife Management);
Tel/Fax (919) 290-2832 email@example.com
Student Externship Opportunities
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel , Florida
Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Humane Society of the United States Cape Wildlife Center
in Barnstable, Massachusetts
Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Wildlife Medicine Externship - Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
WRCMN is a full-service emergency wildlife hospital that treats approximately 8500 injured, ill, and orphaned wild animals annually, representing 160 different species. With a year-round staff of 10, including 2 veterinarians and 3 veterinary technicians, WRC is the busiest and largest wild animal hospital in the nation. We are equipped with a surgery suite, ultrasound, endoscopy, radiology, and do most labwork in-house.
Externs will spend 40-45 hours/week in the treatment room working alongside the veterinarians assisting with admission and physical exams of new patients, fracture immobilization, wound care, drug and fluid administration, radiographic interpretation, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, hematology analysis, and physical therapy.
Case load May-September is 50-100 new cases/day. October-April is 5-50 new cases/day.
Externship length minimum is 2 weeks. Housing is not provided, but information regarding nearby extended stay hotels and university housing is provided.
Summer positions fill up quickly, so apply early! Interested applicants should send a copy of their current CV and requested dates to Leslie Reed, DVM at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about WRC, visit our website at: www.wrcmn.org
Wildlife Medicine Externship - California Wildlife Center
Program: Wildlife Medicine Externship
Company Name: California Wildlife Center
Department: CWC Hospital
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2022, Malibu, CA 90265
Discussions will be held each week, covering various medical subjects such as physical exams, anesthesia, emergency/critical care, wound and fracture management, the central nervous system and necropsies. Instructional material will be utilized daily with our hospital cases. Hands-on exposure to soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, radiology, and other diagnostic modalities occur on a daily basis, with the amount of direct participation dependant upon individual abilities. Participants are also required to complete and present a short independent project that will be presented on the last day of their externship (guidance and assistance will be given). Supplemental lectures and journal discussions are also held, time permitting.
While the emphasis will be on the medical aspect, you will also receive exposure to wildlife rehabilitation, including topics such as animal natural histories, handling, performing treatments, animal care, feeding, and the release of animals.
Housing and transportation are generally the responsibility of the extern. There may be on-premises housing available on a first come, first served basis (a small fee may apply). A vehicle and driver’s license are highly recommended.
The applicant must be over 20 years old and it is recommended that applicants have completed college level courses in Biology, Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and/or other related courses so that they will be able to get the most out of this program. Experience in wildlife rehabilitation and/or domestic animal veterinary clinics is highly recommended. Veterinary students, pre-veterinary applicants, as well as those applicants that demonstrate a prolonged interest and a career in wildlife medicine will be given priority, usually in that order. The applicant must have had a tetanus shot/booster within the past 10 years. Rabies vaccination is not required, but is recommended so that you might be able to participate with rabies vector species.
Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and (2) professional letters of recommendation. The letter of intent and resume may be submitted via email. Recommendations may also be submitted via email if from an educational/regulatory extension (.gov, .edu). For qualified applicants, an interview (in-person or via phone) will be scheduled.
Thank you for your interest. Please submit your applications/questions to:
Duane Tom, DVM
Director of Animal Care
California Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 2022, Malibu, CA 90265
Student Preceptorship in Avian and Conservation Medicine
A four to six-week preceptorship in Avian and Conservation Medicine
is being offered to interested veterinary students by the International
Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Preceptors will train with the Veterinary Services Department
in all phases of the clinical practice, but have opportunities
for interaction with the Crane Conservation Department to learn
captive propagation, husbandry and management of this unique family
of birds. Preceptors can expect to gain practical experience in
crane capture, transport, anesthesia, preventive medicine, disease
surveillance and the contribution of veterinary medicine to crane
conservation including field project support and professional
consultations. Preceptors are encouraged to complete and report
on a research or laboratory project during their stay. Opportunities
for visiting the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary
Medicine and the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI
will be made available to interested preceptors.
No stipend is available for this position; however, on-site housing
in the ICF Guesthouse will be provided depending on availability
at the time the preceptorship is scheduled.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume
and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their
home institution to: Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Services,
International Crane Foundation, E-11376 Shady Lane Road, Baraboo,
Contact: Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Services
opportunity - Wildlife Clinic, T
of Veterinary Medicine
Experience (to be gained during program): Tufts Wildlife Clinic
is a full service wildlife hospital with two staff clinicians,
intern, and veterinary technician. Externs work with Tufts
students to assume primary responsibility for case management
of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. The Wildlife
Clinic admits approximately 1600 cases/year; approximately 60%
birds, 25% mammals, 10- 15% reptiles and amphibians.
Responsibilities: Patient admissions, diagnostic procedures, medical/surgical
procedures, record keeping, necropsies, animal husbandry, emergency
on call duty, one grand rounds presentation.
2-4 weeks from May-September
Requests: Letter of interest, current CV, two letters of recommendation
Deadline: Fall of previous year
test/ Vaccinations: Current tetanus/rabies vaccinations
Flo Tseng, DVM, Director, Phone:
Managing Infectious Disease in Conservation Programs
10- 14 September 2012
This five day course exposes you to the realities of dealing with infectious disease issues within a conservation program, from managing an outbreak to monitoring pathogens in a population. We will cover the impact of EIDs on wildlife, examine how disease operates in small, endangered populations and consider how to prioritize our disease screening efforts.
The course has been designed for veterinarians, conservation biologists, zoo managers and students of related topics keen to increase their involvement in wildlife conservation.
For further details of this training opportunity and early booking discounts, see here:
For 50 years, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has championed and led the conservation of species most highly threatened with extinction. Durrell’s mission is saving species from extinction. We achieve this through conservation breeding programs, restoring species in their native habitats and training others to do the same. In this time, Durrell has built up a core body of conservation expertise and a network of partnerships with leading organizations that will allow us to further develop our ability save species for years to come.
For over 25 years we have been training people in various aspects of conservation. To date more than 3000 people from 128 countries have participated in our courses, both at our headquarters in Jersey and in locations overseas. Our conservation training program draws on the wealth of experience that Durrell has and enables us to give others the tools to help save species from extinction.
To find out more about our courses please visit www.durrell.org/training
Grant and Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunities: The Oiled Wildlife-Care Network (OWCN) is seeking research proposals from wildlife professionals interested in improving oiled wildlife spill response and better understanding of the effects of oil on wildlife. For additional information please visit www.owcn.org
• Pre-proposals for full research projects (> $10,000/year for up to three years, with yearly re-application). Deadline is 5:00 pm (PST) 3 May 2013
• Small grant proposals for lower-cost and/or pilot research projects (up to $10,000 for one year of funding). Deadline is 5:00 pm (PST) 26 July 2013
Morris Animal Foundation – Zoetis, Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Studies: Deadline is 11:59 pm (EST) 28 May 2013
Small Companion Animals (Dogs and Cats)
Large Companion Animals (Horses and Llamas/Alpacas)
American College of Zoological Medicine Board Examination
Established in 1983, the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is an international specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in zoological medicine. ACZM is responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialty of zoological medicine. ACZM Diplomates serve in responsible positions as zoo and wildlife veterinarians, teachers, researchers, government officials, and administrators of other relevant programs fostering high quality medical care for non-domestic animals and are actively involved in the discovery of new knowledge in the discipline and the dissemination of this knowledge to the veterinary profession and public.
The American College of Zoological Medicine Board Examination will be offered September 28 - 30, 2012 at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. An applicant must be a licensed veterinarian and senior author on at least five refereed publications. Candidates who have completed a two-year ACZM-approved post-graduate training program must have an additional year of experience under the supervision of an ACZM Diplomate. An experiential route requiring a minimum of six years post-graduate experience in zoological medicine also exists. A mentor program to assist all candidates is in place.
The ACZM Certification Examination consists of a two-part examination with a qualifying examination on the first day, which includes the medicine of avian, aquatic, reptilian, mammalian, and wildlife species. Candidates who pass may take the certifying examination in either general zoo (birds, reptiles, and mammals), wildlife, aquatic, or zoological companion animal medicine offered on the following day. Successful candidates for Diplomate status must pass both the qualifying and certifying examinations.
For application materials, specific qualification requirements, or other questions concerning ACZM, contact Dr. Sharon Deem, ACZM Secretary, Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110-1396, Phone (314) 646-4708, FAX (314) 646-5539, or email: email@example.com
The ACZM encourages veterinarians in the wildlife field to consider sitting for the ACZM board certification examination. There are approximately 135 current diplomats and approximately 10 diplomats took the wildlife specialist day 2 exam. There is a need for more wildlife specialists within the ACZM to help with the development of the specialty and the development of the wildlife examination.
Job, Training, and Education Links
Wildlife Disease Association
The American Zoo
and Aquarium Association
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
National Wildlife Health Center
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center