Veterinary Technician Internship (Certification Required)

Organization: Chicago Zoological Society (AZA Member)
Location: Brookfield, IL, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is currently accepting applications for our College Experiential Learning Opportunities (CELO) program. Please visit the following site for specific details on applying and contact with any other questions you may have: ( Chicago Zoological Society is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/V/DDiverse candidates are encouraged to apply and to identify themselves.Title Keeper Intern-Veterinary Services Learning Objectives This position contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by providing technical and medical support to the veterinary staff for the care provided to the animal collection and hospitalized patients. This position also assists the Veterinary Services Department and the Chicago Zoological Society in creating innovations and excellence in conservation leadership and animal welfare by enabling the Veterinary Services Department to meet the most current standards for specialized veterinary care. Responsibilities 1. * Assist in preparation for surgical procedures and assist veterinary staff in performing surgical procedures. Assist in performing cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of thesurgical suite, surgical instruments, and equipment. (15%) 2. *Under the direct supervision of the Lead Keeper/Assistant Lead Keeper or Senior keeper, create and maintain accurate medical record documentation that is required during an animal procedure or prescription request. (15%) 3. *Communicate regularly with hospital supervisors/managers regarding animal medical and husbandry management including but not limited to medical procedures, nutrition, training, and behavioral enrichments. (15%) 4. *Assist in maintaining drug and medical supplies and inventory maintenance. Maintain current pharmacy, treatment areas, animal, and equipment inventory as directed (10%) 5. *Under direct supervision of the Lead Keeper/Assistant Lead Keeper or Senior Keeper administer medications and vaccinations as directed by veterinarians. (10%) 6. *Under direct supervision of the Lead Keeper/Assistant Lead Keeper or Senior Keeper assist in the operation and maintenance of radiographic equipment. Conduct diagnostic radiography, including positioning of the patient, exposure, and development of radiographs. (10%)