Staff Veterinarian(16)

Organization: Alexandria Zoological Park (AZA Member)
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
Job or Internship: Job


Kind of Work

Full time position, establish and implement a health care protocol, maintain the preventative health program, and supervise the husbandry and nutrition of the animal collection. The Alexandria Zoo has been AZA accredited since 1986 and has a diverse collection of 500 animals, mostly consisting of unique mammals, birds and reptiles. We are a small team of dedicated individuals looking to add a self-motivated and enthusiastic team member!

Minimum Qualifications for Admission to Examination:

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university, with an internship in another zoo or related facility; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in Veterinary Medicine. Must possess a current DEA license or be able to obtain a DEA license within three months of hire. Out-of-State license holders must obtain a Louisiana Controlled Dangerous Substance and DEA licenses within three months of hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Will be required to obtain a valid State of Louisiana driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment for this classification.

Kind of Examination

This examination may consist of a written test, a rating of training and experience, a performance test or any combination thereof deemed necessary to adequately screen and rank applicants. Acceptable applicants will be notified of the time, place, and date of assembled testing, if used. Applicants must supply complete and accurate information concerning their previous training and experience including a detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers and the dates of employment. The information is subject to verification.

Must include copies of driver’s license, diploma, GED, DD214, degree, etc. with application.

Accepting applications: October 21 – November 1, 2013 4:00 p.m. or the first 35 applications whichever comes first

Applications for the following positions may be obtained from the Civil Service Office located at:

625 Murray Street, 3rd Floor, Alexandria, LA 71301 or downloaded from the city’s website:

Civil Service Department Ph.(318)449-5030, Fax(318)619-3407

The City of Alexandria is an Equal Opportunity Employer.