- About Us
- Online Store
|Internship Available at Phoenix Zoo|
Phoenix Zoo -Veterinary Internship
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ, 85008
Kristen Phair, DVM, DACZM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
of each year
of year prior to start date
Application should include
Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference
One-year post-graduate general internship
Accept International Applicants
$30,000/year; health insurance; continuing education funding
Length of Commitment/Start Date
1 year; -
The Phoenix Zoo is offering a one-year internship program in zoological medicine for graduate veterinarians. The intern will participate in all aspects of veterinary care at the Phoenix Zoo. This will include daily rounds, preventative medicine examinations, anesthesia, diagnostic imaging, surgery, emergency medicine, necropsies, laboratory diagnostics, and clinical pharmacology. The intern will also be expected to assist with daily care and maintenance of animals and the hospital, including medical treatments, laboratory submissions, and medical record keeping. Interns are expected to make great efforts to submit at least one paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Interns will also participate in extensive communication with all levels of animal care staff to carry out diagnostic and treatment plans. The Phoenix Zoo is an AZA-accredited institution situated on 125 acres of land, approximately 10 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The collection consists of more than 1,400 animals including more than 80 species of mammals, 120 species of birds, 90 species of reptiles, and 70 species of amphibians, invertebrates, and fish. The full service veterinary hospital is staffed by two full-time veterinarians, one full-time veterinary intern, two full-time certified veterinary technicians, one full-time hospital keeper, one part-time hospital keeper, and an administrative assistant. Completion of DVM or equivalent degree. One year of post-graduate internship experience in either a small or large animal clinical setting is preferred. Applicants should have a strong interest in zoological medicine and conservation. A negative tuberculin skin test within 6 months of the start date is required. Proof of rabies vaccination, negative drug test, and a valid driver’s license are required. Excellent work ethic, communication skills, and a positive, team-oriented attitude are expected. To apply, please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via email. Letters of reference should come directly from reference’s email address rather than through the applicant. Material should be submitted to Dr. Kristen Phair, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application submission is of each year.
Last Date Edited
This month, we are highlighting Jennifer Hausmann, a resident veterinarian at Milwaukee County Zoo. See the story about her residency program.