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Internship Available at Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)


Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

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

3883 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL, 33957

Primary Contact

Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-avian

Primary Contact Email, Phone


Number of Positions Available

1 outside the match every year

Matching Program?


On what date will this position next be available?

January 1 of every year

Application Deadline

October 15 of every year

Application should include

letter of intent, CV, and 3 letters of reference 

Experience Required

DVM degree with ability to obtain veterinary licensure in US and the state of FL

Accept International Applicants



$12,000 per annum + free housing, utilities, health insurance, and other benefits

Length of Commitment/Start Date

1 year

Program Description

Each year, CROW's nonprofit hospital and rehabilitation center provides care for more than 3800 patients representing over 200 species of native and migratory birds, mammals and reptiles (including sea turtles) on Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast. Our mission is to advance the health, welfare, and conservation of wildlife through research, education, and cutting edge medical and surgical care. CROW interns participate in daily hospital and rehabilitation center activities, working closely with boarded veterinary specialists, certified veterinary technicians and licensed rehabilitators. CROW’s 4,800 sq ft hospital provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including digital radiography, ultrasound, rigid & flexible endoscopy, tonometry, in-house lab (with iSTAT & Abaxis VS2), dedicated surgical suite and critical care units, electronic database, and enriched, welfare-oriented rehabilitation caging. Interns will learn to identify disease patterns, determine appropriate treatment protocols and have primary case management of patients in the hospital. They also learn cutting edge anesthesia and analgesia, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and necropsy techniques. In addition to clinical duties, interns participate in research and conservation projects, give case and journal club rounds, and help teach and coordinate students, staff and volunteers. The program is 1 year in duration. Two positions are available; one through the VIRMP that starts July 1 and one outside the match that starts January 1 every year. Location CROW operates on a 12.5-acre campus on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida. The organization's hospital and visitor education center are located adjacent to the waterways and mangroves of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The Gulf of Mexico is a short bike ride away and bicycles are provided. On-site housing, utilities, health care, licensure fees, and Continuing Education time and money are available as part of benefits package. 

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581705 White Oak Road
Yulee, FL 32097 USA

Contact Us

Local: (904) 225-3275
Fax: (904) 225-3289