Organization: Indianapolis Zoo
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Job or Internship: Job
As a national leader in animal conservation, the Indianapolis Zoo is also one of the top tourist destinations in Indiana. Located in the heart of Indy’s vibrant downtown area, our animal exhibits, gardens, and aquariums delight over a million annual visitors who enjoy observing conservation in action. The Indianapolis Zoo supports local and international animal conservation efforts.
The Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital is a 12,000 square foot, well equipped facility with patient and quarantine wards. As an Associate Veterinarian, the successful candidate will join the veterinary and nutrition department staff comprised of the Vice President of Veterinary Sciences two Associate Veterinarians, three Veterinary Technicians, Hospital Area Manager, Hospital Senior Keeper, Nutritionist, Nutrition Center Manager and Nutrition Center Coordinator to support the care of our animal collection. Candidates possessing at least 5 years full-time clinical zoo experience are strongly preferred.
Working under the direct supervision and direction of the Vice President of Veterinary Services, the Associate Veterinarian will provide medical and surgical care according to industry and AAZV best practice standards for a diverse collection of over 1800 specimens consisting of 247 species including terrestrial and marine mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• implementation of the preventative medicine program
• clinical case management
• medical record keeping
• post-mortem examinations
• quarantine and pre-shipment examinations
• participating in research and conservation programs
• reviewing animal husbandry practices, exhibit design, and behavioral enrichment proposals
• educating staff regarding zoonotic diseases, safety and animal welfare.
REQUIREMENTS of this position:
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university
• State of Indiana veterinary license
• USDA accreditation
• DEA registration
• Strong communication and diagnostic skills including use of ultrasound, endoscopy, radiography and clinical pathology to assess and evaluate patients.
• Prefer candidates with at least 5 years full-time clinical zoo experience.
If you are qualified for, and interested in this position, you must complete an on-line employment application [ http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/AboutTheZoo/JobsAtTheZoo.aspx ] and attach a cover letter, resume, and three (3) employment references (not relatives), no later than December 15, 2013. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test.
The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, a 403B plan, and Life Insurance; generous Paid Time Off; Paid Holidays; and free Indianapolis Zoo membership.
The Indianapolis Zoo is a Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.