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The Raptor Center of MN/The Wildlife Rehab Center of MN
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Renee Schott, DVM
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Job Code and Title Veterinary Intern – Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rehabilitation Project (AWWR) Requisition Number Total Hours or % Appointment 100% appointment for 1 year Supervisor of Position Interns will be supervised by an onsite staff veterinarian. Job Open Date https://www.raptor.umn.edu/Job Close Date Required/Preferred Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or a comparable foreign institution. - All applicants must successfully pass NAVLE and be able to obtain a Minnesota veterinary license prior to starting the program - Flexibility in work hours/locations. - Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to function effectively in a clinical team environment. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Previous wildlife rehabilitation experience Duties/Responsibilities Interns will rotate between the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Raptor Center and a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota. - Training in clinical wildlife medicine to include hematology, parasitology, radiology, anesthesia, analgesia, orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, wound and fracture management, necropsy, safe handling techniques, and rehabilitation - Primary responsibility for the medical and surgical management of their cases with the supervision and aid of staff veterinarians - The interns are expected to share on call duty (evenings and weekends included) to provide care to injured wildlife. - Participation in opportunities for academic learning. i.e. patient rounds, lectures, and academic learning groups. - Planning and facilitation of bi-weekly clinical rounds (through web conferencing) with wildlife rehabilitators and their veterinarians. Intern will be required to research topics in advance and consult with subject matter experts - Contribution to research projects related to clinical care of wildlife and presentation of that work at a professional conference such as NWRA. Program/Unit Description The Animal Welfare and Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. The program aims to improve, strengthen, and expand: a) Rehabilitator capability for treating and rehabilitating impaired wild animals, and b) Public outreach materials and programs to promote animal-appropriate behaviors.
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