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Wildlife Conservation Society
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460
Dr. Jean Paré
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Application should include
Letter of intent, CV, 3 letters of reference, transcripts
Applicants must be graduate veterinarians with at least one year of clinical experience, preferably in a structured program. Applicants from both foreign and American colleges of veterinary medicine are welcome to apply, but the applicants must be able to obtain a license to practice in NYS before the start date of the program.
Accept International Applicants
1st yr- $35,000, 2nd yr- $36,250, 3rd yr- $37,500
Length of Commitment/Start Date
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Zoological Health Program offers a three-year post-graduate veterinary residency training program in Zoological Medicine and Surgery. The program is divided into clinical responsibilities and research, 100% of which relate to zoological medicine. Clinical experience will occur at all five of the facilities in New York City managed by WCS (Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo). Opportunities for both prospective and retrospective research exist throughout the five parks. The program provides training and mentorship to an individual with the goal of graduating a professionally competent clinical veterinarian who will significantly contribute to the field of zoo and wildlife medicine as a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). WCS facilities maintain over 12,000 individuals of over 1,300 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and both terrestrial and aquatic mammals. These collections provide a varied and large patient caseload (approximately 15,000 records are written on over 2,300 active cases annually). The resident will participate in all phases of the clinical practice (preventive medicine, quarantine and preshipment procedures, medical and surgical care, and necropsy). State of the art equipment allows for advanced procedures including, microsurgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. The program consists of a five-day work week with shared additional night and weekend on-call duties. The resident is required to develop an independent research project relating to Zoological Medicine, submit the research design for IACUC approval if indicated, and submit the project results for publication and presentation at a scientific meeting. The resident will be encouraged to fulfill the publication requirements for ACZM board eligibility. On average, six hours per week will be allotted for independent study time and manuscript preparation. The trainee is also allotted time to partake in continuing education opportunities or conferences each year and to rotate through the WCS pathology service. Housing for the resident is provided on site within the grounds of the Bronx Zoo. It is required that the resident live on-grounds for the duration of the program and to be available for night emergencies and treatments. The salary is $35,000 yr1, $36,250 yr2, and $37,500 yr3. Applicants must be graduate veterinarians with at least one year of clinical experience, preferably in a structured program. Applicants from both foreign and American colleges of veterinary medicine are welcome to apply, but the applicant must be able to obtain a license to practice in NYS before the start date of the program. Preference is generally given to applicants from AVMA accredited colleges. The Wildlife Conservation Society is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. This fall, we will be seeking a resident for the 2017-2020 term. Information sessions will be set up in the fall at the Bronx Zoo for prospective applicants. Applications should be submitted through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program: www.virmp.org. For information, please contact Dr. Jean A. Paré: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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