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Idaho Falls Zoo


The Idaho Falls Zoo is seeking a Veterinarian that would be willing to take on the exciting job of working with exotic animals.  At this point in time, this is more of an inquiry to access the interest for those who live outside of our community. 


Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties related to the care, maintenance and medical treatment of captive wildlife and domestic animals, stocking of medical supplies and maintaining zoo hospital.
Works under the supervision of the Animal Care Supervisor or General Curator.


Collects samples and performs diagnostic tests, draws blood samples, radiographs animals, assists in surgical procedures, collects fecal samples; prepares samples for shipment to labs, and administers medications and vaccines; Cleans and maintains the zoo hospital and hospital equipment, orders and maintains supplies for hospital use.
Develops and maintains a schedule to coordinate the animal’s exams, blood draws, vaccinations and treatments with the Veterinarian and General Curator; gives direct physical care, changes dressings.
Maintains appropriate records, including, but not limited to, daily animal behavior, feeding schedules, dietary needs, health problems, treatment schedules, etc.; performs data entry into veterinary records systems.
Assists in the preparation of animal diets and feeds animals according to specified diets; observes general health, behavior and condition of animals; monitors animal recovery and progress; attends to quarantined animals.
Assists in the capture and/or physical/chemical restraint and transportation of animals.
Monitors zoo facilities to insure that safety regulations regarding animals, public, and zoo grounds are adhered to.
Assist in the preparation of animal enclosures which includes props, (trees, shrubs, etc.), location of feeding stations and lighting, etc.
Monitors various supplies and inventories; apprises supervisors of restocking needs and supply shortages.
Performs related duties as required.


1. Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school or equivalent
B. One (1) year experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the general care and maintenance of animals; Working knowledge in a variety of laboratory processes. Working knowledge of a variety of laboratory/hospital equipment. Working knowledge of the operation of light equipment, such as pick-up, tractor, etc.; Working knowledge of the operation of common hand and power tools; working knowledge of basic math and writing skills; working knowledge of basic computer operation and data entry.
Ability to understand and follow routine verbal or written instructions; ability to learn quickly and adapt to unique requirements of Zoo work; ability to perform strenuous physical labor; ability to work in a potentially dangerous work environment; ability to follow established policies and procedures related to the care and maintenance of captive wildlife and domestic animals; ability to operate two-way radio; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability in the use of small firearms, tranquilizer guns, and other specialized equipment. Ability to develop effective working relationships with Supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.
3. Special Qualifications:
  1. Must possess a valid Idaho driver's license.
  2. Must be able to lift 100lbs.
  3. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  4. Maintains first aid and CPR certification
  5. Must be trained in the use of firearms and tranquilizing equipment.
4. Work Environment:
Tasks require a variety of physical activities generally involving muscular strain. Physical demands may occur in activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. Talking, hearing and seeing required in the daily performance of job duties. Exposure to weather, environmental hazards and dangers resulting from working around dangerous animals and equipment. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.


Contract - Monthly pay

How to Apply

Please send any and all interest, questions or resumes to

Idaho Falls Zoo
2925 Rollandet Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Phone: 2086128419

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