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Internship Available at Toledo Zoo
Toledo Zoo
Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
2700 Broadway, Toledo OH 43609
Primary Contact
Ric Berlinski, DVM
Primary Contact Email, Phone
Number of Positions Available
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On what date will this position next be available?
July 1, 2015
Application Deadline
April 1, 2015
Application should include
Letter of intent, CV, veterinary school transcript with class rank, names and phone numbers of 3 references
Experience Required
DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, an Ohio veterinary license. Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of clinical experience. Prior experience with exotics is highly desirable. The candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be willing to work closely with the animal management staff (curators, associate curators, and lead keepers).
Accept International Applicants
$23,000 plus a benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid vacation
Length of Commitment/Start Date
1-2 years. Second year dependent on successful completion of first year
Program Description
The Toledo Zoo is seeking qualified applicants to join our Animal Health & Nutrition Department in the position of veterinary intern. The applicant will be part of an established animal health department consisting of a chief veterinarian, two associate veterinarians, two veterinary technicians, a part-time veterinary technician assistant, a part time administrative assistant, two commissary stewards, and a part time hospital keeper. The institution carries a diverse collection of over 9,000 animals representing over 800 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. This program focuses on training in all aspects of the medical and surgical care of zoo animals, including diagnosis, treatment, surgery, preventative medicine, parasitology, radiology, nutrition, anesthesiology, pathology, record keeping, and staff communication regarding zoological cases. The intern will be required to prepare at least one manuscript for publication and will be encouraged to present at a scientific meeting. This is a two-year position with the second year contingent upon successful completion of the first. Successful completion of the internship is intended to improve clinical competency and facilitate entry into zoological medicine residency and post-DVM graduate programs or clinical positions in a zoological institution.
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