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The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a public-private partnership between the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit. The city owns and maintains the Aquarium’s buildings and provides administrative support while the foundation procures and maintains the collection of animals and exhibits. The foundation is also responsible for fundraising efforts and various scientific research, education, and conservation programs.
The Hospital Manager (Lead Veterinary Technician) will assist the Virginia Aquarium Veterinarian with the Aquarium’s veterinary medical needs and animal health program. Manage and coordinate all operations of the Aquarium’s veterinary hospital facilities and supervise a small team of veterinary technicians and support staff. Duties will include but are not limited to:
Facilities management duties:
Supervisory and leadership duties:
MINIMUMS: Associates degree in veterinary technology from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited veterinary technology program and five (5) years of experience working as a licensed/certified veterinary technician, one (1) year of which is in a supervisory capacity. Must have current licensure, in good standing, to practice as a veterinary technician in Virginia or be licensed in another state and eligible to obtain a Virginia veterinary technician license within 3 months of hiring. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid drivers license.
The ideal candidate will have the following preferences.
Bachelors degree in veterinary technology, biology, zoology, animal science or related field. Two or more years of experience working as a veterinary technician in an aquarium, zoological, or marine animal rehabilitation facility. Experience managing hospital functions at a veterinary clinic, aquarium, zoological or marine animal rehabilitation facility. Two or more years of experience supervising veterinary technicians including coordinating schedules, training, and performance management. Experience developing protocols or standard operating procedures. Experience with managing licensing, inspections, certification, and permits required for a veterinary hospital facility and equipment. Experience with guest engagement and interactions, and public speaking in formal and informal settings.
The City of Virginia Beach offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance; retirement and savings plans; holidays, paid time off; as well as access to the Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union, a non-profit service agency which is owned and operated exclusively for City employees and their dependents.
Pay range for this classification: G.20 $42,827.20 - $62,795.20
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity please visit https://www.vbgov.com/employment
The City of Virginia Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center717 General Booth BlvdVirginia Beach, VA 23451Phone: 757-385-FISH
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