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Externships - Oregon
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
1790 Safari Rd. Winston, OR 97496
Benjamin E. Alcantar, DVM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
July of each year
to first week of December each year
Application should include
Letter of intent, CV or resume, 2 letters of recommendation (Electronic application and recommendation will be accepted)
DVM, or equivalent degree. Preference given to those with one year of clinical experience. Experience in exotics, zoo and/or wildlife recommended. International applicants will be considered.
Accept International Applicants
$25,000.00 – Housing available, health insurance not provided
Length of Commitment/Start Date
July to June; one year commitment
Wildlife Safari is an AZA accredited institution with over 500 animals, situated on over 600 acres. The park is located 10 minutes off of I-5 in south-central Oregon, just 1.5 hours from Eugene. The drive thru consists of three major drive-thru sections, where the hoof stock are in a mixed species free range setting. There are four additional areas of non-free range animals (Lions, Brown Bears, Black Bears, Cheetahs/Tigers); and a large walk thru Village section that includes over 100 smaller animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and a petting zoo). Wildlife Safari is known for having the most successful cheetah breeding program in the United States. The park currently has 21 cheetahs spread between a large, off exhibit breeding area and the drive-thru area. The hospital is staffed by one full time veterinarian and one veterinary assistant. The intern will participate in all aspects of veterinary care at the park, including, but not limited to: dart immobilization procedures, annual exams, preventative medicine, surgeries and emergency care. The intern is expected to assist with veterinary externs, work rotating on-call hours, and create/perform one project or research topic.
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