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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Staff Veterinarian

This position oversees the veterinary care for the zoo’s diverse animal collection of approximately 500 animals. Creates and administers preventative veterinary medicine programs, including quarantine protocols, vaccinations, nutrition, annual physical exams, postmortem examinations, treatment for sick animals, etc. Advises on nutrition, husbandry, animal welfare, pest control and zoonotic disease prevention. Maintains excellent medical records and all relevant regulatory compliance. Oversees purchasing for the hospital including supplies, equipment, and maintenance thereof and maintains a veterinary medical budget. Supports conservation initiatives and is part of the zoo’s management team. Supervises veterinary support staff. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but local relief vets are available for vacation coverage and you have regular two days off per week.

Experience Required

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university. At least one year of working experience within a zoological institution. Postgraduate training in zoological medicine, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid Indiana State Veterinary License by time of appointment, valid driver’s license and must obtain a valid DEA license. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment, be able to meet the physical demands of this position and be able to work in all weather conditions.



$95 to$ 105,000

How to Apply

Candidates should apply through the City of Evansville application portal. Resumes should be attached to this application.;page=1;id=154

Contact City Administrative Services for application questions.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
1545, Mesker Park Drive
Phone: 8124356143

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