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The San Francisco Zoological Society (“Society”) is a non-profit institution that manages and raises funds for San Francisco Zoo and Gardens (“Zoo”). The Society’s mission, supra, is summarized as the 3 c’s: to connect our visitors with wildlife so that they care about nature and ultimately conserve it. The Society’s leadership team is comprised of a President & Executive Director as well as a professional team of Senior Managers. The Society endeavors to meet or exceed the standards of its industry peers, including those established by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (“AZA”). For over 25 years, the Society has been continuously accredited by the AZA.
Upholds the Society’s mission, core values and other policies/procedure outlined in the Employee Handbook and elsewhere.
This position may be required to work weekends and holidays, subject to operational needs.
SUMMARY: Assists the Medical Director or designee in providing veterinary and related services for animals at the Zoo, including but not limited to, examinations, tests, diagnoses, treatments, preventive medical care, and research by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned or required
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION: D.V.M. or V.M.D. from an AVMA accredited institution and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California or be eligible to obtain California state licensing within six months of start of employment. DACZM preferred or in process.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum five years of full time clinical zoological medicine experience and proven managerial experience preferred, or the equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities in the practice of zoo veterinary medicine. Other abilities and requirements include:
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES: California license to practice veterinary medicine, USDA accreditation for the issuance of health certificates, DEA registration certificate for the use of controlled substances. Board certification in zoological medicine or eligibility to take the board examination in zoological medicine administered by the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to potentially hazardous animals. The position is considered to be on call weekends, nights and for emergencies.
TO APPLY: Apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org/jobs. Candidates should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three (3) references.
Apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org/jobs. Candidates should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three (3) references.
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens1 Zoo RoadSan Francisco, CA 94132
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