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Internship Available at Sedgwick County Zoo


Sedgwick County Zoo (This position is closed to applications until 2015)


5555 Zoo Boulevard Wichita, KS 67212

Primary Contact:

Dr. Sandy Wilson

Primary Contact Email, Phone:, 316-266-8289

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Application Should Include:

Letter of intent, completed Sedgwick County Zoological Society - application for employment ( - website for application), contact information for three references, final candidate will be subject to a pre-employment criminal history records information search.

Experience Required:

One year experience required (small animal or large animal internship preferred)

Accept International Applicants:



30,000 + health insurance

Length of Commitment/Start Date:

Start date is 7/15/2013. Length of commitment is one to two years, with the second year contingent on successful completion of the first year.

Program Description:

The Sedgwick County Zoo is an AZA accredited facility with a large and diverse animal collection. The Oliver Animal Hospital is staffed by two full-time veterinarians, two full-time certified technicians, one office specialist and one full-time and one part-time hospital/quarantine zookeeper. The intern will participate in all aspects of clinical medicine, including preventive health care, nutrition, emergency medicine, anesthesia, surgery and necropsy. The intern will also be expected to instruct and mentor veterinary students, and make presentations to the zoo staff, and write at least one publication for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. The successful applicant must become licensed to practice medicine in the State of Kansas, and must be accredited by the USDA.

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