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Externships - Oregon




Wildlife Safari


Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)

1790 Safari Rd. Winston, OR 97496


Primary Contact

Benjamin E. Alcantar, DVM


Primary Contact Email, Phone (541) 670-0391 Ext 222


Number of Positions Available



Matching Program?



On what date will this position next be available?

July of each year


Application Deadline

October 1st 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)


Experience Required

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


Program Description

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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