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Internship Available at Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE 68107

Primary Contact
Dr. Julie Napier

Primary Contact Email, Phone  402-738-2045

Number of Positions Available

Matching Program?

On what date will this position next be available?
Next available internship will start approximately July 1, 2018.

Application Deadline
December 4, 2017. Decision will be made prior to the drop out deadline for the matching program.

Application should include
Interested candidates should send a CV and 3 letters of reference electronically to

Experience Required
Veterinary Degree (DVM, VMD) from an accredited university and passing scores for National Board Examinations. Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of clinical experience. Must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Nebraska within 3 months and be able to be accredited by the USDA.

Accept International Applicants

36,000 plus benefits

Length of Commitment/Start Date
1 year 

Program Description
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium veterinary internship is a one-year post DVM training program designed to provide a broad exposure to both the medical and surgical aspects of zoological medicine. The primary purpose of this internship is to encourage the participant to apply basic skills and knowledge acquired in veterinary school and clinical practice to the health care and case management of a zoological collection. In addition to the zoo, which includes a rainforest, desert dome, African grasslands exhibit, and aquarium, the intern also works at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, a separately accredited Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) facility. This drive thru park, located approximately 35 miles from the zoo, includes North American species as well as off-exhibit breeding facilities for cheetah, sable, and Amur tiger. Together, the two collections encompass a wide variety of animals including great apes, non-human primates, carnivores, small mammals, hoof stock, pachyderms, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and multiple aquatic species such as pinnipeds, elasmobranchs, sea turtles, and fresh and salt water fish. In addition to clinical medicine, this position provides interaction and opportunities in herd health management and joint research with the reproductive physiology, genetics, and nutrition departments as well as other zoological institutions.

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