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SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS). For more than 50 years, we have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable our guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. We also are one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a worldwide leader in animal welfare, veterinary care and training.

Pathology Technician, Full-time hourly

At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about caring for animals. In fact, we’ve already rescued over 40,000 animals (and counting!). And we can save you from being stuck in just another job. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world. We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Pathology Technician for a full-time position. Join our Team and play an important part of our incredible Animal Health & Rescue Center!

What you get to do:

  • Perform gross necropsy exams of terrestrial and marine animals (i.e. birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, invertebrates).
  • Check-in tissue or biopsy samples, initiate pathology reports, trim preserved tissue into cassettes for histology processing, and perform other tasks needed for diagnoses and/or reports.
  • Assist in organization and shipping of samples for further processing, Pathologist/Veterinarians evaluation and ancillary testing.
  • Responsible for post-processing samples, for archiving and for formalin disposal.
  • Document and maintain a pathology image archive.
  • Assist in the management of the pathology database.
  • Facilitate pathology evaluations from affiliated facilities in southern California.
  • Assist in publication and project research and productions.
  • Clean and maintain necropsy room, walk-in refrigerator and freezer. *Clean and maintain trimming station, ultralow, freezer and refrigerator inside Hospital.
  • Assist with organization and storage of biomaterials from necropsied specimens in refrigerator, freezer, and preserved tissue archives.
  • Other related duties as assigned by Hospital Manager, Pathologist and/or Veterinarians.

Experience Required

What it takes to succeed: Must be at least 18 years old, detail oriented, able to multitask and be organized. Bachelor's Degree in Biology or related field required, comparative anatomy experience preferred. Must be able to work with minimal or no supervision, follow instructions/SOPs, make informed decisions, or seek guidance from Veterinarians/Pathologist as needed. Must be computer and technology savvy; comfortable with digital medical records, imaging, and proficient in Microsoft applications to work on spreadsheets and/or databases. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to lift/move up to 50 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time. Able to sit, walk, talk, use hands, hear, smell and have color vision. Must be willing to positively interact with park guests and co-workers of all ages, different ethnic/cultural backgrounds and/or language, and individuals with special needs. Must be available 5 days of unrestricted availability, 40 hrs/wk, to include weekends and holidays. Emergency cases are possible, therefore willingness to work on short notice is preferred. Overtime pay approved as needed. Experience with laboratory or animal-related work required. Pathology experience preferred.


The perks of the position: As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment and great teammates, as well as: Paid Time Off-Vacation, Optional Holidays, and Sick Pay SEA Employee Complimentary Park Tickets and Passes SEA Park Discounts on Food and Merchandise Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 401K plan Voluntary Insurance Life Insurance Disability Benefits Dependent and Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts Employee Assistance Program Legal Assistance Plan

How to Apply

A resume is required in order to be considered for this position. If you were unable to attach a resume to your application, please send a copy to, attention: Pathology Technician.

Requisition #: 15492

Thank you for considering SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment in your employment search. We appreciate the time you took to complete an online application.

Once your application and resume have been reviewed, you will be contacted should your qualifications prompt further consideration. Please note that there are a limited number of positions available and submitting an application does not guarantee receipt of an interview or a position.

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SeaWorld San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109
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