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SUMMARY: The Medical Director is charged with leading the San Francisco Zoological Society’s Veterinary Team. The Team is an integral component of the Zoo’s Animal Wellness Initiative. The Medical Director provides a variety of animal healthcare duties in the hospital, as well as management, mentorship and development for veterinarian staff. The Medical Director also ensures the regulatory compliance of the animal hospital and develops, approves and maintains veterinary standards of care for all Zoo animals. The Medical Director is responsible for ensuring an environment of positive teamwork within hospital staff and between the hospital and all other zoo departments. Active and productive collaboration between the Wellness Team and animal care staff is critical to the success of this position. The role of Medical Director may include examinations, tests, diagnoses, research, and preventive medical care of the animals at the Zoo by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION: D.V.M. OR V.M.D. from an AVMA accredited institution and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California or eligibility to obtain California state licensing within six months of start of employment.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum eight years of full time clinical zoological medicine experience at an AZA accredited facility preferred, or the equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities in the practice of zoo veterinary medicine. Other abilities and requirements include:
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES: California license to practice veterinary medicine, USDA accreditation for the issuance of interstate health certificates, DEA registration certificate for the use of controlled substances.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to potentially hazardous animals. The position is considered to be on call weekends, nights and for emergencies.
TO APPLY: Apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org. Please include a cover letter outlining your animal care experience. We will consider qualified applications with arrest and conviction records for employment. No calls please.
Apply via our web site at www.sfzoo.org. Please include a cover letter outlining your animal care experience. We will consider qualified applications with arrest and conviction records for employment. No calls please.
San Francisco Zoo1 Zoo RoadSan Francisco, CA 94132
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