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Residency Opportunity UCal-Davis & Calif Fish and Wildlife


UC Davis and the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

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

Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1089 Veterinary Medicine Dr., VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

Primary Contact

Kirsten Gilardi, Mike Ziccardi, Deana Clifford

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available


Matching Program?


On what date will this position next be available?

July 1, 2017

Application Deadline

December 15, 2016

Application should include

CV, veterinary school transcript, letter of intent (

Experience Required

DVM or equivalent; at least 1 yr post-grad work experience (or training position) desirable; track record of interest in and/or familiarity with free-ranging wildlife health desirable.

Accept International Applicants



Est. $42,000 to start (plus benefits)

Length of Commitment/Start Date

3 years

Program Description

The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Wildlife Investigations Laboratory are seeking applications for a 3-year residency position in free-ranging wildlife health, beginning July 1, 2017. In the first year, the resident will be based at CDFW working alongside state wildlife veterinarians and biologists; during the second year the resident will be based at UC Davis and enrolled in the Masters in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) program (in epidemiology); locations and opportunities in the third year will be tailored to the needs and interests of both institutions and the resident. The resident will receive advanced training in: herd/population health monitoring and management (game and non-game); outbreak and mortality investigation; wildlife immobilization and handling; threatened and endangered species recovery; wildlife-livestock conflict; urban wildlife (including nuisance animal control); rehabilitation; toxicology; and pathology. Work will involve extensive local and statewide travel. The resident will contribute to clinical and didactic teaching of veterinary students. Upon successful completion, the resident will partially (or wholly, depending on prior work experience) fulfill requirements for sitting the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) board-certification examination. 

Last Date Edited

Sept 28, 2016


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