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Lion Country Safari

Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, just west of West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to over 1000 animals. The park boasts a 320-acre preserve in which numerous species, including chimpanzees, non-domestic hoofstock, lions, and rhinos roam freely in spacious habitats. Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants, and reptiles are displayed and provide close-up, interactive experiences for visitors.

Veterinary Technician

The Wildlife Hospital at Lion Country Safari is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full-time Veterinary Technician.  Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, just west of West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to over 1000 animals.  The park boasts a 320-acre preserve in which numerous species, including chimpanzees, non-domestic hoofstock, lions, and rhinos roam freely in spacious habitats.  Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants, and reptiles are displayed and provide close-up, interactive experiences for visitors.

General Job Description

Under Veterinary supervision the Veterinary Technician’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing assistance to the veterinarians in all forms of routine health procedures, field immobilizations, administration of medicine and anesthetics, husbandry, surgery, necropsy, etc.
  • Performance of in-house laboratory procedures
  • Preparation of samples to be sent to other laboratories as needed
  • Maintenance of accurate records, ordering hospital supplies, and inventory
  • Caring for and observing animals housed in the Wildlife Hospital as needed, maintaining hospital areas in a clean and orderly condition.

Experience Required

Minimum Qualifications • Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program or two years experience as a veterinary technician in a veterinary hospital, zoo or similar facility • Zoological/exotic animal experience preferred • Valid driver’s license Special Qualifications • Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work • Must be able to work weekends and holidays • Willingness to work outdoors, be able to physically lift heavy objects (up to 70 lbs) • Understands the physical and health related risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals • Able to work as a member of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision Minimum Qualifications • Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program or two years experience as a veterinary technician in a veterinary hospital, zoo or similar facility • Zoological/exotic animal experience preferred • Valid driver’s license Special Qualifications • Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work • Must be able to work weekends and holidays • Willingness to work outdoors, be able to physically lift heavy objects (up to 70 lbs) • Understands the physical and health related risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals • Able to work as a member of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision

Further Comments

DFWP/EOE

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Salary

Based on Experience and Qualifications.

How to Apply

Please email or mail cover letter, resume and contact information to:
 
Elizabeth Hammond, DVM, DACZM
Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Rd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
561-793-1084 x 2320
vet@lioncountrysafari.com

Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Rd.
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone: 561-793-1084
Fax: 561-793-9603

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