Veterinarian - Zoo




Organization: Little Rock Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Little Rock, AR, United States
Job or Internship: Job

JOB OBJECTIVE: To provide medical care and treatment of animals at the City of Little Rock Zoo.

REQUIRED LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS: Class D Drivers Licensebefore employment,Department of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)License for controlled substances within six (6) months of employment,United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Category II accreditation within six (6)months of employment,Veterinary Medical License by the Veterinary Medical Examining Board for the State of Arkansas within six (6) months of employment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides medical care and treatment of animals at the City of Little Rock Zoo to include surgical treatment to ill and injured animals. Implements and monitors a preventative health care program, medical and surgical case management, emergency treatments, medical records,training and enrichment evaluations, and post-mortem examinations for the animals at the Little Rock Zoo. Coordinates incoming and outgoing animal shipments including communication with outside veterinarians, health certificates, diet analysis, and pre-shipment and quarantine examinations. Provides advice to zoo personnel concerning care, feeding, breeding and housing of zoo animals. Recommends appropriate vegetation placement and planting on animal exhibits and evaluates pest control products to ensure animals are not harmed. Provides clinical supervision of Veterinary Technician; administers vaccinations and treatment to Zoo animals; provides zoonosis training to Zoo personnel in first aid, disease recognition and disease prevention. Applies immobilization agents on large hoofstock (including elephants, rhinos and

giraffes), great apes (including gorillas,himpanzees, and orangutans) and large carnivores(including bears and large felids). Orders, issues, and maintains drug inventory in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Ensures the Little Rock Zoo is in compliance with required Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) forms and drug related documentation; ensures compliance with the regulations relating to animal care and treatment. Administers medical evaluations and consultations for chronically ill zoo animals and consults with the Director of the Zoo or designated staff if euthanasia is recommended; conducts behavioral assessment on

animals exhibiting signs of abnormal behavior. Reviews, monitors and directs the work activities

of assigned personnel. Conducts training meetings, practices on-going animal emergency codes for the chemical capture team; serves as a member of the departmental fire arms team. Establishes and maintains hard copy and computer files and records relating to the treatment and medical records of Zoo animals and related information; maintains logs and prepares reports. Reviews and updates animal diets on regular basis. Operates a City pool automobile in the performance of essential functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Veterinary Technician

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor from a college or university accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, four (4) years of professional experience providing medical care and treatment to a variety of exotic animals in a controlled environment or zoological environment to include exotic mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and one (1) year of supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a current license in good standing to practice veterinary medicine by the Veterinary Medical Examining Board for the State of Arkansas within six (6) months of employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position. Must possess a Department of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration for controlled substances within six (6) months of employment and maintain the licensure for the duration of employment in this position. Must possess a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Category II accreditation within six (6) months of employment and maintain accreditation for the duration of employment in this position. Must show proof of inoculation against rabies, a negative TB test, and up to date on other immunizations before employment and annually provide proof for the duration of employment in this position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

ONLY On-Line Applications accepted. http://www.lrjobs.net

Application and Supplemental Questions required by Closing Date.

HIRING/ENTRY SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000 plus benefits.

FULL SALARY RANGE: $65,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually