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South Carolina Aquarium
Located along the pristine harbor in the heart of historic Charleston, the South Carolina Aquarium has been inspiring visitors for over twenty years. From our over 5,000 animals to our award-winning education team, from the Sea Turtle Care Center™ to our conservation programs protecting local species, visitors are struck with awe and inspiration as they journey through all our exhibits, representing the mountains to the sea of South Carolina.
About the South Carolina Aquarium
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. We invite you to join the #1 visitor attraction located in one of the Top Cities in the World (Conde Nast, 2021).
At the South Carolina Aquarium, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. Our culture is built on having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together to increase our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out. We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.
The Aquarium requires all paid staff and volunteers to demonstrate proof of COVID 19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
Required - When applying for this position, please include a cover letter and 2-3 professional references.
The Temporary Associate Veterinarian is responsible for assisting the Director of Veterinary in the health management of the living population at the South Carolina Aquarium, with special emphasis on fishes, small mammals, birds and reptiles, and the rehabilitation patients in the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center. The individual will work closely with the animal care staff and involve them whenever possible. The Associate Veterinarian will assist the Director of Veterinary Care and Veterinary Assistant with coordination of medical cases and treatments.
This is a temporary position for approximately 12 weeks, beginning approximately mid-February, 2023.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Licenses and Certifications Required:
Supervision of Others:
Possibility of supervising veterinary assistant, veterinary externs, Husbandry/Sea turtle interns, graduate students, volunteers, staff, etc. as deemed necessary by the director of veterinary care
Average walking, standing, bending/stooping/crouching, climbing ladders, carrying up to 50 lb, sitting, kneeling, balancing, pushing and pulling, crawling.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel classified.
The Aquarium is an "at-will" employer, and as such, employment with the Aquarium is not for a fixed term, or definite period and may be terminated at the will of either party, with or without cause, and without prior notice.
The South Carolina Aquarium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Education and Experience Required:
DVM or VMD degree from accredited university
Prefer at least 1 year of experience in a zoological or aquarium facility or completion of an internship/residency program in zoological/aquatic medicine
Preferred 1 year experience with sea turtle rehabilitation
Amazing Work Culture!
Commensurate with experience and education
Passionate and qualified candidates should apply here:
South Carolina Aquarium100 Aquarium WharfCharleston, SC 29401Phone: 8435798549Fax: South Carolina Aquarium
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