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|Internship Opportunity at Brevard Zoo|
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida, 32940
Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Application should include
Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, Brevard Zoo online employment application; electronic submissions preferred, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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;
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 www.brevardzoo.org.
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