Aquatic Animal Veterinary Fellowship. The Animal Health Department at
the New England Aquarium (NEA), Boston, Massachusetts seeks applicants
for a two-year Aquatic Animal Veterinary Fellowship beginning 7/1/07.
The aim of this program is to afford veterinarians the opportunity to
develop skills in veterinary management at a public aquarium while
participating in collaborative clinically-based research investigations
pertaining to the health of captive and wild aquatic animals. The
successful candidate will join a team of veterinarians, biologists,
husbandry personnel, and environmental quality specialists. The Fellow
will also participate in ongoing collaborative work with veterinary
pathologists, pharmacologists, medical researchers, and other
specialists. Evidence of recent research, scholarly productivity, and
experience in aquatic animal, zoo, exotic and/or laboratory animal
medicine are preferred. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability
to work in a team atmosphere. An advanced, research-based, graduate
degree and SCUBA certification are desirable. Candidates must possess a
VMD/DVM degree, and be eligible for a Massachusetts veterinary license.
New graduates will be considered. A competitive salary with generous
benefits package will be offered.
This position is based in Boston, MA, but may require travel throughout
New England for specialized training and/or marine animal stranding
response. As directed by the senior veterinarians, the Fellow shares
clinical responsibility for the New England Aquarium's (NEAq) medical
caseload consisting of marine mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles,
amphibians, and invertebrates [>15,000 animals]. Clinical proficiency
in diagnostic testing procedures is required (e.g. biopsy collection,
blood collection, radiography, ultrasound, and endoscopy). The Fellow's
responsibilities also include: maintaining medical records in keeping
with state and USDA regulations; conducting weekly medical rounds with
other veterinary staff or independently; participating in NEAq's
programs of animal quarantine and preventative health; teaching
veterinary students; acting as the liaison between NEAq's
medical/husbandry staff and consulting veterinarians; and working in the
Aquarium Medical Center exhibit. The Fellow is responsible for
conducting, compiling, and publishing the results of a clinical research
project in a peer- reviewed journal (manuscript submission must be
within one month after Fellowship completion), and for submitting case
reports to peer-reviewed journals as directed by the Head Veterinarian.
The research project will be selected by the Fellow and approved by
senior veterinary staff with priority given for studies of recurrent
health problems in our animal collection, research and/or rehabilitation
animals. Applicants should submit a statement of career goals and
interests, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of professional reference, and a
veterinary college transcript to: HR Dept. NEAq * Central Wharf *
Boston, MA 02110. The deadline for applications is 3/15/07.
NEAq is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.