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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Relief Veterinarian - Temporary - San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday.  

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Relief Veterinarian performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction. The Relief Veterinarian provides routine and urgent medical and surgical care, and assures animals are shipped safely. This position reports to the Veterinary Clinical Operations Manager.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Provides medical and surgical care at a location
  • Participates in establishing policies, procedures, and standards
  • Conducts physical examinations
  • Collects blood, tissue, and secretion samples
  • Forms diagnoses and develops treatment programs
  • Performs emergency and scheduled surgical procedures
  • Reviews and analyzes pathology records
  • Prepares and maintains medical records
  • Conducts and participates in animal inspection rounds with staff and other departments
  • Coordinates/consults with other zoological veterinarians
  • Prepares reports
  • Adheres to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is seeking an individual who is inspired to be a part of an organization that is committed to protecting wildlife around the globe. A leader to join us in our commitment to provide opportunities to learn about, engage with best-in-class conservation work, and share how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife every day through visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

JOB EXPERIENCE

  • Experience caring for the medical needs of exotic animals and qualifications to handle controlled substances

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • California licensure as a veterinarian is required
  • Current California driver license in good standing is required

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Regulations affecting zoological institutions
  • Perform surgeries
  • Educate
  • Use word processing, database, and spreadsheet systems
  • Work with teams and effectively with others
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Duration: Temporary
  • Non-Union position: Hourly rate is commensurate with experience
  • Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description may be requested at that time

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

Join our team and build a career protecting wildlife around the globe with your passion for wildlife!

How to Apply

Relief Veterinarian - Temporary - San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Career Portal (dayforcehcm.com)

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 16192311515

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