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Internship Available at Wildlife Center of Virginia



Wildlife Center of Virginia

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

Waynesboro, PO Box 1557, 1800 South Delphine Ave. Virginia, 22980

Primary Contact

Dr. Dave McRuer

Primary Contact Email, Phone


Number of Positions Available

2 (one in Match, one out of Match)

Matching Program?

Yes, one spot offered through the match, one offered outside the match

On what date will this position next be available?

July 1, 2016

Application Deadline

Dec. 1, 2015

Application should include

Applications should include 1) Cover Letter indicating goals, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) 3 - 4 Letters of Reference, 4) Official veterinary school academic transcript Applications should be submitted to: Dave McRuer, Wildlife Center of Virginia, PO Box 1557, 1800 South Delphine Ave, Waynesboro, VA 22980. or

Experience Required

See Description. Applicants must be graduates of an AAVMC accredited veterinary school and must be from the United States or able to apply for a TN1 visa.

Accept International Applicants



$25,000yr/ 50% medical

Length of Commitment/Start Date

1 year

Program Description

The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be offering two year-long veterinary internships (one in the match, one outside the match) commencing July 1, 2016. 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 and approximately half of these are raptors. The intern will be supervised by an ACVPM boarded veterinarian and assisted by a second veterinary intern, two licensed veterinary technicians (one of whom is an intern), animal care staff, and numerous volunteers. 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, and presentations at rounds. The intern will also supervise senior veterinary students from various schools. Conference presentation and writing for publication are strongly encouraged. Opportunities exist to be involved in ongoing conservation medicine research projects as well as interaction with local or allied institutions (National Zoo, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine). 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 will be required. Application material may be sent to Dr. David McRuer, Director of Veterinary Services, The Wildlife Center of Virginia, P.O. Box 1557, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Email: Further information about The Wildlife Center of Virginia can be found at

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