Veterinary Technician(51)




Organization: Lion Country Safari (AZA Member)
Location: Loxahatchee, Florida, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Wildlife Hospital at Lion Country Safari is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Veterinary Technician. Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, just west of West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to over 1000 animals. The park boasts a 320-acre preserve in which numerous species, including chimpanzees, non-domestic hoofstock, lions, and rhinos roam freely in spacious habitats. Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants, and reptiles are displayed and provide close-up, interactive experiences for visitors.

General Job Description

Under Veterinary supervision the Veterinary Technician’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Providing assistance to the veterinarian in all forms of routine health procedures, field immobilizations, administration of medicine and anesthetics, husbandry, surgery, necropsy, etc.

• Performance of in-house laboratory procedures

• Preparation of samples to be sent to other laboratories as needed

• Maintenance of accurate records, ordering hospital supplies, and inventory

• Caring for and observing animals housed in the Wildlife Hospital as needed, maintaining hospital areas in a clean and orderly condition.

Minimum Qualifications

• Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program or two years experience as a veterinary technician in a veterinary hospital, zoo or similar facility

• Zoological/exotic animal experience preferred

• Valid driver’s license

Special Qualifications

• Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work

• Must be able to work weekends and holidays

• Willingness to work outdoors, be able to physically lift heavy objects (up to 70 lbs)

• Understands the physical and health related risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals

• Able to work as a member of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision

DFWP/EOE

Please email or mail cover letter, resume, list of three people to contact for reference, and contact information to:

Elizabeth Hammond, DVM

Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd

Loxahatchee, FL 33470

561-793-1084 x 2320

vet@lioncountrysafari.com

updated Dec 2012