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 millions of 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 15,000 square foot, fully equipped facility with patient and quarantine wards. As a Full-time Veterinary Technician, the successful candidate will join the veterinary and nutrition department staff comprised of three (3) veterinarians, two veterinary technicians, two hospital keepers, one nutritionist and two commissary staff to support the care of our animal collection.
Working under the direct supervision and direction of the veterinarians, the Veterinary Technician will assist in all aspects of medical care of the animal collection. Duties include, but are not limited to: administering treatments, assisting in immobilization, diagnostic and surgical procedures, radiography, ultrasound exams, endoscopy, necropsies, sample collection, drug dispensing, inventory maintenance, hospital facility and equipment maintenance, and participation in conservation and research projects.
REQUIREMENTS of this position:
• A veterinary technology degree from an AVMA accredited program and the ability to be registered in the State of Indiana.
• A minimum of one year clinical experience in a zoological park.
• 3-5 years professional work experience.
• A strong background in performing in-house laboratory testing including, hematology, serum chemistry, cytology, urinalysis, and parasitological exams.
• Experience in avian and reptile hematology is preferred.
• A working knowledge of Medarks computer medical record keeping system is also beneficial.
If you are interested and qualified for this position, complete an online zoo application and attach a cover letter and resume including three employment references, by May 21, 2014.
The Indianapolis Zoo offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, a 403B plan, and Life Insurance; Paid Time Off; Paid Holidays; and free Indianapolis Zoo membership.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment testing including a criminal history and driving record check, and a drug test.
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Use the following link to access the zoo application:
The Indianapolis Zoo is a Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer.