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The Wildlife Center of Virginia
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
1800 S Delphine Ave, PO BOX 1557. Waynesboro, VA, 22980
Dr. Ernesto Dominguez
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
On what date will this position next be available?
Application should include
• Curriculum Vitae • Letter of interest • 3 reference letters • Official veterinary school academic transcript (in English)
Successful completion of the NAVLE or ECFVG certification is a prerequisite for this internship. Applicants without this certification will not be considered for the position. If from outside of the United States, must be able to obtain a work Visa. Candidates must have a strong interest in wildlife medicine, and must have well-developed interpersonal and clinical skills. Experience in wildlife medicine is desirable, but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with clinical experience. A Virginia veterinary license and a Cat 4 rehabilitation permit will be required.
Accept International Applicants
Salary: $13,250 for six-month position There is additional compensation for on-call emergencies Benefits: - 50% Health coverage through group plan. - State License is paid for. - CE: : Maximum of $600 in travel and registration expenses to an agreed upon, relevant conference
Length of Commitment/Start Date
The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be offering a six-month veterinary internship commencing. The Wildlife Center is a non-profit conservation organization with a professionally staffed, fully equipped, 5,700 square foot hospital, research, and environmental education center located in Waynesboro, Virginia, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. WCV is presented with approximately 2,600 patients annually representing over 200 different species. Sixty-five percent of the patients are birds, approximately half of these are raptors. The intern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine including physical exams, diagnostic sample collection, radiography, anesthesia, surgery, medical treatment, necropsy, husbandry, record maintenance, telephone consultations, on-call emergencies, and presentations at rounds. The Hospital Director and a veterinary fellow, two licensed veterinary technicians, and two wildlife rehabilitators will supervise the intern. The intern will also supervise senior veterinary students from various schools, volunteers, and the veterinary technician intern. Conference presentation and writing for publication are strongly encouraged. Opportunities exist to be involved in ongoing research projects, as well as interaction with local or allied institutions (National Zoo, National Aquarium, Maryland Zoo, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine).
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