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Internship Opportunity at Brevard Zoo


Brevard Zoo

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

8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida, 32940

Primary Contact

Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available


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On what date will this position next be available?

10 July 2017

Application Deadline

01 December 2016

Application should include

Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, Brevard Zoo online employment application; electronic submissions preferred, sent to

Experience Required

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary medical degree and have completed one year of internship (small or large animal) or equivalent private practice. Applicants must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Florida within three months of obtaining the position. Applicants must currently possess or be eligible to obtain DEA registration, USDA accreditation, a valid driver’s license, and professional liability insurance.

Accept International Applicants



$20,000 annually plus benefits; housing and utilities provided

Length of Commitment/Start Date

2 years, the second contingent on satisfactory completion of the first; 10 July 2017

Program Description

The two-year Eastern Florida Zoological Internship Program focuses on all aspects of the medical and surgical care of zoo and aquarium animals, as well as rehabilitating wildlife, including preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, anesthesia, pathology, nutrition, record keeping, staff communication, etc. The intern will participate in cases and weekly rounds at the Florida Wildlife Hospital, and will spend blocks of time at Lion Country Safari (8 weeks) and Sea World Orlando (4 weeks) each year. The intern will participate in regular journal club meetings. The intern will be required to produce at least one peer-reviewed publication and encouraged to present at a scientific meeting. Located along the Space Coast of Florida, the Brevard Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse collection of over 700 animals representing more than 140 species. It is also home to the Sea Turtle Healing Center for rehabilitation of wild marine turtles. For more information regarding the Zoo and surrounding area, visit

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