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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
Kirsten Gilardi, Mike Ziccardi, Deana Clifford
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Application should include
CV, veterinary school transcript, letter of intent (
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
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 . 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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