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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
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Application should include
CV, Letter of Intent, three Reference Letters.
A DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school, a valid Indiana veterinary license, and a valid driver's license are required. One year of post-graduate veterinary experience in private practice or completion of a veterinary internship is preferred.
Accept International Applicants
Salaried w/ standard FWCZ employee benefits (available upon request)
Length of Commitment/Start Date
One year position starting
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (FWCZ) is currently taking applications for a Veterinary Internship. The FWCZ houses a diverse collection of over 1200 animals representing over 190 species. The Veterinary Intern is an educational position that works along with the Veterinarian to provide medical and surgical care for the zoo’s animal collection. This is a one-year position intended to provide clinically focused experience in all aspects of zoological medicine. The Veterinary Intern is an active member of the veterinary team which consists of one full time veterinarian, two registered veterinary technicians, a hospital keeper/veterinary assistant, and a registrar. In addition to the clinical work, the Veterinary Intern will also engage in topic rounds, journal rounds, research projects, presentations, and manuscript writing. The purpose of the internship is to provide experience to improve clinical competency with zoological species and to prepare the intern for a zoological medicine residency or a clinical position in a zoological institution. The position is a full-time, FLSA exempt position requiring at least 40 hrs/wk. The position does occasionally require work on days off, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate should have a high degree of organization, attention to detail, good communication skills, professionalism, and a working knowledge of veterinary medicine and surgery. A full job description, salary, and benefits are available upon request. To apply, please send a CV, letter of intent, and three letters of reference to: Kami Fox, DVM, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Email: email@example.com
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