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Internship Available at Wildlife Center of Virginia
Institution
WILDLIFE CENTER OF VIRGINIA

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
1800 S Delphine Ave PO BOX 1557

Primary Contact
Dr. Ernesto Dominguez

Primary Contact Email, Phone
edominguez@wildlifecenter.org

Number of Positions Available
2 (one OUT of VIRMP, second through VIRMP)

Matching Program?
Yes

On what date will this position next be available?
June and July

Application Deadline
Out of VIRMP November of each year

Application should include
• Curriculum Vitae • Letter of interest • 3 reference letters • Official veterinary school academic transcript (in English)

Experience Required
Successful completion of the NAVLE or ECFVG certification is a prerequisite for this internship. Applicants without this certification will not be considered for the position. If from outside of the United States, must be able to obtain a work Visa. 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 and a wildlife rehabilitation permit will be required.

Accept International Applicants
Yes

Salary/Benefits
$26,500 annually / Two weeks of vacation time • 40 hours of personal time per year • CE: Maximum $1,000 for travel and registration expenses to an agreed upon, relevant conference • 50% Health coverage through group plan • State license paid for

Length of Commitment/Start Date
One year / Starts June July of every year

Program Description
The Wildlife Center of Virginia will be offering two veterinary internships, one through the Veterinary Internship Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) and a second outside of the VIRMP, for graduate veterinarians seeking further experience in conservation and wildlife medicine. Each intern will be supervised by the Hospital Director, a veterinary fellow, two licensed veterinary technicians, and three wildlife rehabilitators. Each 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, on-call emergencies, and presentations at rounds. Each intern will also supervise senior veterinary students from various veterinary schools, volunteers, and the veterinary technician intern. 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, National Aquarium, Maryland Zoo, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine). The Veterinary interns have primary case responsibilities, primary surgery responsibilities, and participate in clinical and topical didactic rounds. The interns have access to state-of-the-art veterinary equipment, a veterinary library, and online journal access. The interns share on-call duties with a veterinary fellow, and off-clinics time is provided. Candidates must have a strong interest in wildlife medicine, and must have well-developed interpersonal and clinical skills, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Experience in wildlife medicine is desirable, but not required. Preference will be given to applicants with clinical experience. Candidates outside the VIRMP will have the opportunity to: Train: • Continue the training program for local, state and national wildlife rehabilitators through the Wildlife Care Academy • Develop, review, and update veterinary training programs through the Wildlife Care Academy Research: • During fall and winter collaborate closely with the veterinary fellow in the ongoing research projects. • Write a case report and/or a retrospective research study using WILD-ONe and the centers data. The VIRMP veterinary internship position will be available through the AAVC Matching Program, and the deadline for applications will be announced on the AAVC website. Typically, the application deadline is early December. The second veterinary internship will start the last week of June each year. The selection process for this position is not part of the AAVC Matching Program. All applications must be received by November 25. Selected candidates will be interviewed before December 22nd, with final selection made before January. The internship will run from June until July of the following year. Requirements: • DVM graduated from an AVMA accredited school (or equivalent) • If graduated from a non-AVMA accredited school have the ECFVG Certification • Be able to obtain a veterinary license in the state of Virginia • Be able to obtain a Virginia wildlife rehabilitation permit • Non US-citizens are required to obtain a working permit or working visa Compensation and Benefits: • Salary $26,500 annually • Two weeks of vacation time • 40 hours of personal time per year • CE: Maximum $1,000 for travel and registration expenses to an agreed upon, relevant conference • 50% Health coverage through group plan • State license paid for Applicants must submit by Nov 24: • Curriculum Vitae • Letter of interest • 3 reference letters • Official veterinary school academic transcript (in English) Questions regarding the internship should be submitted to: Dr. Ernesto Dominguez /Hospital Director Wildlife Center of Virginia PO Box 1557 Waynesboro, VA 22980 edominguez@wildlifecenter.org No phone calls please. Center phone lines are best kept open for wildlife emergencies.

Last Date Edited
10/2019
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