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|Internship Available at Indianapolis Zoo|
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
1200 W. Washington St.
Melissa Fayette, DVM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
July 1st of each year
December 15th of each year
Application should include
CV, Letter of Intent, 3 letters of reference, Indy Zoo online employment application, veterinary school transcripts
1 year of clinical experience preferred
Accept International Applicants
Length of Commitment/Start Date
INDIANAPOLIS ZOO/HARLAN FAMILY VETERINARY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Candidates are now being considered for a one (1) year veterinary internship in zoological medicine at the Indianapolis Zoo. The one – year appointment begins on or around July 1st; the salary is $45,000, and benefits include medical and dental coverage. This program has been made possible by the generous philanthropic gift of the Harlan Family Foundation. The Polly Horton Hix Animal Care Complex is a 12,000 square foot fully equipped veterinary hospital featuring a dedicated surgery suite, treatment room, clinical pathology lab, diagnostic imaging room, hospital and quarantine wards, and necropsy. The veterinary department consists of the following full-time positions: three veterinarians, a nutritionist, three veterinary technicians, hospital area manager, senior keeper, nutrition center area manager and nutrition center technician. The Zoo itself is located on a beautiful 64 acre campus in the heart of Indy’s downtown area. The Indianapolis Zoo has a diverse animal collection of over 1500 specimens representing 230 species including mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates. The Indianapolis Zoo has developed into a global leader in animal conservation. We are the largest zoo in the country that receives no direct tax funding. Position Summary: The intern will assist the staff veterinarians in all aspects of veterinary care including but not limited to: • preventative medicine • attending to the clinical cases • participation in approved research projects • medical record keeping • participation in clinical rounds • participation in journal club and subject rounds • compiling data and initiating actions to resolve recurrent clinical problems within the collection • contributing to the ongoing development of the preventative medicine program • keeper education • mentoring of fourth year veterinary students Management of the clinical caseload requires: • proficiency in history collection • conducting physical examinations • diagnostic testing (includes sample collection, radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy) • administering medical treatments, anesthesia, performing surgeries, and necropy • liaison for consulting veterinarians. The intern will be encouraged to submit for publication a full length manuscript by the end of the internship. Position Requirements: • Must possess a DVM degree • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Indiana • Demonstrate a strong interest in zoological medicine • Qualify for DEA registration, as well as federal and state accreditation. • Strongly prefer candidates with at least one (1) year clinical experience. Application Process: • Provide a cover letter stating areas of interest in zoo veterinary medicine and professional goals • Thoroughly complete an on-line employment application at http://www.indianapoliszoo.
Last Date Edited10/2016
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