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Internship Opportunity at Brevard Zoo



Brevard Zoo - Eastern Florida Zoological Internship Program

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
8225 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida 32940

Primary Contact
Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM

Primary Contact Email, Phone, 321-254-9453 x250

Number of Positions Available

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On what date will this position next be available?
July 2019 (exact start date negotiable)

Application Deadline
01 October 2018

Application should include
Letter of intent, CV, three letters of reference, Brevard Zoo online employment application; electronic submissions preferred, sent to

Experience Required
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary medical degree and have completed one year of internship (small or large animal) or equivalent private practice. Applicants must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Florida within 3 months of obtaining the position. Applicants must currently possess or be eligible to obtain DEA registration, USDA accreditation, a valid driver’s license, and professional liability insurance.

Accept International Applicants

$24,000 annually plus benefits; housing and utilities provided.

Length of Commitment/Start Date
2 years; the second year contingent on satisfactory completion of the first.

Program Description
The 2-year Eastern Florida Zoological Internship Program focuses on all aspects of the medical and surgical care of zoo and aquarium animals, as well as wildlife rehabilitation. This includes preventive medicine, diagnosis, treatment, anesthesia, pathology, nutrition, record keeping, staff communication, etc. The intern will participate in cases and weekly rounds at the Florida Wildlife Hospital, and will spend blocks of time at Lion Country Safari (8 weeks) and Sea World Orlando (4 weeks) each year. The intern will participate in regular journal club meetings. The intern will be required to produce at least one peer-reviewed publication and encouraged to present at a scientific meeting. Located along the Space Coast of Florida, the Brevard Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility with a diverse collection of over 900 animals representing almost 200 species. It is also home to the Sea Turtle Healing Center for rehabilitation of wild marine turtles. For more information regarding the Zoo and surrounding area, visit

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Yulee, FL 32097 USA

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