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The Associate Veterinarian provides excellent clinical care for a diverse collection of more than 250 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The position provides guidance to zoo personnel in animal hygiene, nutrition, zoonosis, and animal management programs. Duties also include compiling and maintaining veterinary treatment and animal health records and coordinating animal research projects. The veterinary staff also works closely with veterinary and human medical specialists when advanced diagnostics or therapies are needed for animal patients.
Daily Medical Care
Excellent Animal Care
Planning and Personnel Management
Qualifications/Minimum Job Requirements
Veterinary Degree (DVM, VMD, or overseas equivalent) from an accredited School of Veterinary Medicine required.
License to practice or ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California.
Completion of an internship or residency in zoo animal medicine or equivalent experience required. Applicable experience in an AZA facility preferred.
USDA accreditation to certify health for interstate and international transport of animals.
Must have or ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license.
Excellent written and verbal English communications skills required. Bilingual communication skills a plus.
Ability to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
Our comprehensive compensation package includes Medical/Dental/Vision, Employee Assistance Program, 401k, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick and Paid Vacation time on an accrued basis.
Careers - Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo894 W. Belmont AveFresno, CA 93720Phone: (559) 498-5910
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