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Caldwell Zoo

Veterinary Internship

Veterinary Medicine Internship

Caldwell Zoo, Tyler, TX

Fall 2022

The Caldwell Zoo Veterinary Department is seeking a highly motivated, hard-working, professional-minded student or recent college graduate interested in gaining on-the-job experience in wildlife/zoo medicine.

Under the supervision and direction of the veterinary staff, the veterinary medicine intern will participate in and/or become familiar with all aspects of the veterinary department, including but not limited to:

  • Animal assessments – physical/visual examination, immobilization equipment, procedure preparation, clinical skills, anesthesia, radiology
  • Lab/Diagnostic testing – sample collection/processing, testing, shipping
  • Housekeeping – hospital and equipment cleaning/maintenance
  • Record keeping – note-taking, filing, electronic medical records (ZIMS)
  • Animal husbandry – hospitalized and/or quarantine animal care
  • Visitor relations – opportunity for guest interaction


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have college sophomore or higher classification
  • Overall GPA must be 2.5 or higher
  • Negative TB test
  • Previous veterinary clinical experience and/or zoo experience preferred

Fall Internship (September- December)

The deadline for applications is August 1st


Housing Provided



How to Apply

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and résumé to:

Tori Malley, Administrative Assistant

Caldwell Zoo

P.O. Box 4785

Tyler, TX 75712


Caldwell Zoo
2203 M.L.King Blvd
Tyler, TX 75702

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