Veterinary Intern




Organization: The Phoenix Zoo Animal Care Center (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Address: 455 N Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

Primary Contact: Dr. Julie Swenson

Primary Contact Email: jswenson@thephxzoo.com

Number of Positions: 1 per year

Matching Program: No

Application Should Include: Letter of intent, current CV, 3 letters of reference (E-mail versions of application materials preferred; reference letters, if e-mailed, should come directly from the reference’s e-mail account rather than the applicant’s.)

Experience Required: DVM or equivalent degree. One year clinical experience required, experience in exotics strongly recommended.

Accept International Applicants: Yes, must be from an AVMA accredited school or licensed to practice in the United States prior to application

Salary/Benefits: $30,000.00 – health insurance not included

Length of Commitment/Start Date: 1 year, starting July 1st of each year

Program Description:

An AZA accredited institution, the Phoenix Zoo is situated on 132 acres 10 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Arizona, currently the fifth largest city in the country. The collection consists of approximately 1,300 animals including more than 80 species of mammals, 95 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles, and 70 species of amphibians, invertebrates, and fish. The full service hospital is staffed by two full time veterinarians, two certified veterinary technicians, one hospital keeper, and one administrative assistant. Feel free to visit our general zoo website at www.phoenixzoo.org The internship is a one year, salaried position. The intern would participate in all aspects of veterinary care at the zoo. In addition, the intern would be expected to help with the education of veterinary externs that rotate through the zoo hospital. During the internship, the intern will be expected to assist with zoo wide presentations and write at least one publication for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. An intern research fund is available to assist the intern with accomplishing an original research project during the course of the internship.