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Alexandria Zoo

Alexandria Zoo is an AZA accredited zoo that has been serviing Central Louisiana for 100 years. Low cost of living and close to several major cities. You can have the country life with city excitement.

Health Curator (Vet Tech)

The Health Curator at the Alexandria Zoo is part of the vet med team and the management team and reports to the zoo veterinarian. The health curator is an integral part of the vet med department at Alexandria zoo and is tasked with maintaining the smooth operation of the hospital, quarantine, and other areas assigned by the zoo veterinarian.

Experience Required

High School diploma or GED, with vocational/technical training, or college coursework in veterinary sciences; Bachelor’s degree in Zoology or related field is preferred; supplemented by two (2) years of experience in animal health care or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Further Comments

Manages and maintains the zoo hospital:  ensures the cleanliness of the building; cleans/disinfects cages and habitats in the hospital and quarantine areas by sweeping, mopping, raking, bleaching pools etc.; procures and maintains an inventory of hospital and medical supplies. Ensures health care for all animals: makes daily rounds to observe entire zoo collection for health problems; runs lab samples on animals to detect parasites or other abnormalities; arranges visits with veterinarian; provides nursing care to sick or injured animals; administers all medications prescribed by veterinarian; assists with surgery, treatments; administers preventative medicine practices ( vaccines, fecal tests, flea and pest control); prepares and provides food and enrichment to animals in hospital area; conducts research and consults with veterinarians and Para professionals on current zoonosis or emerging diseases. Handles, prepares and/or maintains the appropriate paperwork necessary to the functions of this position: maintains all medical records of zoo animals; prepares records and permits for all acquired and dispositioned animals; prepares and submits all required permits for operations of zoo facilities; keeps all animal husbandry records necessary for AZA accreditation. Supervises zookeepers in their daily tasks: supplies instructions to zookeepers for proper diets of collection; assists with developing and administering training for personnel involved in animal health care or veterinary practices.

Perks

PTO, pension plan, sick leave, city health insurance

Salary

Starting Salary is $41,745.60

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply at the City of Alexandria Louisiana website:

https://www.cityofalexandriala.com/job-listings

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Dr
Alexandria , LA 71301
Phone: 318-441-6810

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