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Internship Available at Wildlife Safari



Wildlife Safari


1790 Safari Rd., Winston, OR 97496

Primary Contact:

Dr. Benjamin Alcantar

Primary Contact Email, Phone: -- (541) 679-6761 EXT 222

Number of Positions:


Matching Program:


Application Deadline:

December 14th, 2012

Application Should Include:

Letter of intent, CV or resume, 2 letters of recommendation (Electronic application and recommendation will be accepted)

Experience Required:

DVM, or equivalent degree. Preference given to those with one year of clinical experience. Experience in exotics, zoo and/or wildlife recommended.

Accept International Applicants:

Yes, International applicants will be considered.


$25,000.00 – Housing available, health insurance not included

Length of Commitment/Start Date:

July 1st, 2013 – June 27th, 2014; one year commitment

Program Description:

Wildlife Safari is an AZA accredited institution with over 500 animals, situated on over 600 acres. The park is located 10 minutes off of I-5 in south-central Oregon, just 1.5 hours from Eugene. The drive thru consists of three major drive-thru sections, where the hoof stock are in a mixed species free range setting. There are four additional areas of non-free range animals (Lions, Brown Bears, Black Bears, Cheetahs/Tigers); and a large walk thru Village section that includes over 100 smaller animals (mammals, birds, reptiles and a petting zoo). Wildlife Safari is known for having the most successful cheetah breeding program in the United States. The park currently has 21 cheetahs spread between a large, off exhibit breeding area and the drive-thru area. The hospital is staffed by one full time veterinarian and one veterinary assistant. The intern will participate in all aspects of veterinary care at the park, including, but not limited to: dart immobilization procedures, annual exams, preventative medicine, surgeries and emergency care. The intern is expected to assist with veterinary externs, work rotating on-call hours, and create/perform one project or research topic.

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