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Wildlife Extension Veterinarian - Cervidae Health and Ecology, University of Florida
The University of Florida (UF), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (which houses zoo medicine) and the Institute of Food Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The position is a 12-month, tenure-track with a 60% research and 40% extension appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally-recognized research program in ungulate health and ecology as well as an extension program working with deer farm owners to promote captive cervid health. The individual will be a key member of the UF Cervidae Health Research Initiative (CHeRI), which is an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, entomologists, virologists, geographers, veterinarians, and diagnosticians working to promote healthy cervids and healthy ecosystems in Florida.
Applicants must have a DVM (or equivalent degree) and an M.S. (or equivalent research experience) in the biological sciences. Preference will be given to veterinarians boarded in Zoo Medicine. A Ph.D. in the ecological sciences or epidemiology and experience with captive ungulates are preferred. UF is a land-grant university committed to providing scientific knowledge and expertise to Floridians. UF has excellent research facilities and programs on the main campus and throughout the state with large and productive programs in veterinary medicine, emerging pathogens, One Health, infectious diseases, immunology, biodiversity, and wildlife ecology. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Applicants must apply through the Gator Jobs website at http://jobs.ufl.edu. Refer to requisition #495625.
Questions? Please contact: Dr. Samantha Wisely, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jim Wellehan, Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, email@example.com 1/7/2016
Faculty Position in Epidemiology
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell
University invites applications for a 12‐month salaried tenure‐track position in Epidemiology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a creative independent extramurally‐funded research program, teach high‐quality coursework in epidemiology in the professional DVM and graduate student curricula, and provide consultations and collaborations with members of the department and college. Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline that employs
epidemiology to address basic and/or applied scientific questions relevant to the mission of the college. Applicants with a DVM/MD or equivalent degree will be preferred, although exceptional PhD candidates will be considered. Specific areas of strength within the department and the college include the epidemiology of production and companion animals, shelter medicine, food and waterborne diseases, wildlife health, diagnostic sciences, and genetics. Salary and rank will be commensurate with previous experience and credentials.
Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York. The University offers an exciting work environment with opportunities for innovative research, outreach, and teaching collaborations with faculty active in infectious disease, dairy production, and epidemiology in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences. Opportunities exist to be involved in growing programs in global health and public health, including a newly created Masters of Public Health program. The Ithaca campus also houses state‐of‐the‐art core facilities such as in vivo imaging and genomics, and the fullservice multi‐disciplinary Animal Health Diagnostic Center, with additional potential for interactions with Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) faculty in New York City. There are University level efforts designed to facilitate collaborations between WCMC and the Ithaca campus. Please visit our departmental website at ttp://www.vet.cornell.edu/popmed/ for additional information.
For more information about the positon or search, please contact Dr. Yrjö Gröhn, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty Prospective candidates should upload their application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy [max. 2 pages], and future research interests [max. 4 pages]) to AJO job number 6842, together with 3 letters of reference. The search committee will begin considering complete applications on February 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Zoological Health Program
Wildlife Conservation Society
The Zoological Health Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announces an opening for a clinical veterinarian in Zoological Medicine and Surgery. The position is based at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, with services also performed at the Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the New York Aquarium, all located in New York City. These zoos and the aquarium consist of diverse animal collections which provide a varied and large patient caseload. The successful applicant will participate in all phases and aspects of
zoo medicine and surgery as well as clinical practice (preventative and therapeutic medicine and surgery, quarantine and preshipment procedures, anesthesia, assisting in writing and implementing protocols), and will share on-call, weekend, and holiday duties as necessary.
WCS’s facilities maintain over 12,000 individuals of over 1300 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and both terrestrial and aquatic mammals. These collections provide a diverse patient caseload (approximately 15,000 records are written on over 2300 active cases annually). The Clinical Veterinarian will join a team of three ACZM Diplomates, one ABVP-Avian Diplomate, three ACVP Diplomates, two clinical residents, one pathology resident, four fulltime veterinary technicians, one molecular scientist, and additional support staff to collaboratively provide care to the entire WCS collection. State-of-the-art medical equipment is available including a 30,000 square foot medical and surgical facility at the Bronx Zoo, digital radiography, ultrasonography, laparoscopy, and endoscopy. In addition to clinical duties, the Clinical Veterinarian will be expected to support and mentor veterinary residents, to be active in
sharing knowledge with the larger zoological medicine community, and to support local and international conservation in the field as needed.
This full-time position provides competitive salary and benefits, with title and salary commensurate with experience. Applicants must have a DVM, VMD or equivalent degree from an accredited veterinary school. Licensure or eligibility for licensure in New York state, USDA accreditation, DEA licensure, and ability to work in the United States are required. Additional prerequisites include at least two years practical clinical experience in the veterinary care of nondomestic species. Successful completion of a residency (zoological, avian, wildlife, or aquatic
animal medicine) and specialty board certification (ACZM or ABVP) or eligibility highly desirable.
For questions about the position please contact Dr. John Sykes (email@example.com), 718-220-7100.
The application deadline is Jan 15, 2016.
Please apply on-line at: - http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers/nyc-full-time.aspx and also
submit three letters of recommendation and professional school transcripts to
Faculty Position in One Health and the Conservation of Free-Ranging Wildlife - College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the conservation of free-ranging wildlife, preferably at the level of Full or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will provide bold leadership and vision in landscape-scale approaches to conservation, particularly in terms of policy concerning the interface of wildlife, agriculture, and humans. This “One Health” approach is considered broadly to include, but not be limited to, aspects of disease prevention and diagnosis; nutrition; public health, and economic markets. To have impact at scale, it is expected that scholarly activities will include engagement with various national and international governmental and non-governmental partners. It is expected that scholarly activities will largely be supported by extramural awards. Responsibilities will include research involving design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies that promote wildlife conservation and human health and well-being; improvements in international veterinary education and capacity; production of academic publications on wildlife policy needs, achievements and impacts; engagement of students in international work; and teaching of various aspects of policy, One Health, and wildlife conservation to veterinary students.
Cornell University is a recognized global leader in sustainability sciences, as well as having dynamic and highly rogressive initiatives to fulfill our educational and land grant missions. The candidate will benefit from engaging with various cross-campus initiatives and centers including Engaged Cornell, Global Cornell, and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, as well as with our highly collaborative faculty from a wide variety of related academic departments and programs.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Advanced public health or research training including an MPH or PhD will be viewed positively. Clinical duties in zoological medicine and/or at the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Health Center are not a requirement, but can be accommodated if desired by a qualified, ACZM board-certified candidate.
Salary, rank and title will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career program to assist with dual career searches.
For more information, contact the Chair of the search, Dr. Alexander Travis, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic application submission is through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6474 Please provide a cover letter describing your academic interests, activities and goals; a statement of impact regarding policy or research in which you have been involved; a curriculum vitae; and email addresses for 3 referees who will be invited to upload their letters at this site. Review of applications will begin on April 9, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 1/7/2016
Elephant Conservation Center Veterinarian- Sayaboury, Laos
- Provide prophylactic and medical care to the center’s resident elephants (currently 7 adults and 2 juveniles), a maybe elephants from outside the center from time to time
- Manage the stocking of the hospital’s pharmacy
- Keep good medical records and develop medical protocols for future vets’ use
- Give a daily 1 hour hospital visit talk to the tourists who come to the center. Educating visitors is an important aspect of the job
- Target training of the center’s elephants so they will cooperate with future medical checks/treatments
- Assist in the planning and execution of new projects at the center e.g. a birthing area which can be monitored, breeding programmes.
- The veterinary work itself is sole charge. Collaboration with overseas elephant veterinarians is encouraged. You will work closely with the center’s biologist, the mahouts, and management staff.
Note: there is a lot of scope for further project development. This may include, but is not limited to providing veterinary care to elephants outside the center, and providing training to Lao and overseas veterinary students or new graduates.
- At least 3 years clinical experience in large animal, mixed animal or zoological practice.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff.
- Cultural sensitivity and a history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
- Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
- The ideal applicant will be flexible with suddenly changing situations, happy to work independently where required and excited to experience a vastly different culture.
Duration: 6 months minimum
Salary: a modest wage commensurate with experience
Food and accommodation on site will be provided, and visa costs will be covered.
How to apply:
Please email your cover letter and CV to Jozef Coremans email@example.com
Animal Care Manager - City Wildlife, Washington, DC
City Wildlife, Inc. seeks a skilled and highly motivated individual to manage the daily care of wild animals in the organization’s wildlife rehabilitation center, located in Washington, DC.
City Wildlife, Inc. (www.citywildlife.org), located in Washington, DC, is an eight-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife in our nation’s capital through rehabilitation services, advocacy, and education. With more than 7,600 acres of parkland, Washington is one of the “greenest” cities in the United States and home to hundreds of wildlife species. Until City Wildlife opened, however, the District of Columbia had no wildlife rehabilitation services available for sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals within its borders. City Wildlife was founded to change that situation. With the completion of a 3,000 square foot indoor rehabilitation center, it opened in July 2013 to provide the first wildlife rehabilitation program ever in DC for the many animals needing those services each year.
The Animal Care Manager will report to the Clinic Director and will be responsible for daily care of the wild animals at the center (~1,400 animals/year). His/her primary responsibilities will include:
- Provide the highest standards of animal care and to adhere to best practices in the profession from intake to release
- Perform basic medical treatments
- Train and manage volunteers and communicate with the public
- Provide education to volunteers and the public about living humanely with DC’s wildlife
- Transport wildlife for release or for transfer to neighboring facilities as needed
He/she will work closely with the Washington Humane Society/DC Animal Care and Control and Dispatch, the agency charged with picking up sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in the city, and will maintain strong ties with the region’s network of wildlife rehabilitators.
Animals to be cared for include all native species of birds, small mammals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, opossums, groundhogs), reptiles, and amphibians. City Wildlife does not currently handle deer or rabies vector species.
The ideal candidate for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager position will have:
- A wildlife rehabilitation license in any state
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience working full-time at a wildlife rehabilitation center or equivalent clinical experience with wildlife
- Excellent animal handling skills and knowledge of all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation, including health assessment, medicating, wound management, feeding, housing, hygiene, release, and euthanasia
- Excellent judgment in determining when veterinary care is indicated
- Strong organizational skills and background in clinical record keeping and data analysis
- Demonstrated leadership and team building skills gained in high-pressure environments. Including ability to adjust priorities, deal with frequent interruptions, and multitask as circumstances dictate
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. (e.g. animal cages, other equipment) and perform tasks in confined spaces
- Driver’s license and good driving record
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Hours, Benefits, and Compensation
Full-time, professional position, services to be performed on site, preferably on a Wednesday through Sunday schedule
- Sick days and vacation time to accrue with the beginning of employment
- Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience
To apply, send cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred) to:
City Wildlife, Inc.
Or by mail to:
City Wildlife, Inc.
15 Oglethorpe St. NW
Washington, DC 20011 January 11, 2016
|Internships and Residency Opportunities
Wildlife and Ecosystem Health Residency - The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine - Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - The Wilds
We are currently accepting applications for an ACZM-accredited residency in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. This is a unique cooperative program between the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Wilds. This program will provide trainees with coursework, zoological medicine training and field experience emphasizing a One Health approach to the study of nondomestic animal health, and leading to a Master’s degree at the completion of the residency, in addition to ACZM eligibility. This new program is uniquely designed to prepare conservation medicine clinicians to advance the field through further research and training nationally and internationally.
The proposed residency program is designed to provide trainees with experience in epidemiology, zoological medicine, semi-free ranging herd medicine, coursework, and ecosystem-based field research utilitizing a 10,000-acre local field site. National and international opportunities for research and clinical experience will be available depending on the current partners and affiliations.
This is a three-year, three-phase program. Each resident will spend the first year of the program in coursework in support of the resident’s chosen area of research at the Ohio State University, as well as in orientation at the Columbus Zoo, beginning to take on clinical work in cooperation with Zoo clinicians. The second year of the residency will be spent primarily focusing on zoological medicine at the Columbus Zoo. During this year, the resident will propose and begin planning for the masters’ research. The third year of the residency will be spent primarily in residence at the Wilds, managing clinical medicine for the semi-free ranging collection and conducting research toward completion of the Master’s degree.
The program is to be directed by ACZM Diplomates at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the Wilds.
To be eligible for the program, a candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent professional degree and be eligible to receive a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio. Veterinarians with one or more years of experience working with zoological species will be preferentially considered.
The residency will begin August 1, 2016. Applications for this program should be submitted by October 31, 2015 and include a letter of intent, C.V., three letters of recommendation and veterinary school transcripts. Questions and applications can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Barbara A. Wolfe, Dept. of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, 1920 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Judy and John W. McCarter, Jr. Global Health Internship Program
Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park provides the opportunity for interns to learn from experts in many of the key disciplines needed to study and understand emerging zoonotic diseases: veterinary medicine, ecology, genetics, molecular diagnostics, pathology, physiology and cryobiology, and GIS/Remote Sensing
This is a paid internship opportunity wherein the intern will participate in the Smithsonian Global Health Program.
Through this internship, interns will
- Learn to identify clinical problems encountered with free-ranging and captive zoological species and to channel collective resources necessary to address them
- Learn to lead and conduct sampling missions internationally
- Learn how to provide education outreach on research topics
- Learn to collaborate on developing and improving models, surveillance and response to wildlife disease outbreaks
- Lend veterinary expertise to emerging infectious disease projects around the world
- Must be a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
- Must be interested in wildlife medicine and emerging diseases.
- Must be available to devote 40-60 hours a week, including some weekends and holidays, towards learning
- Must have strong communication skills.
- Must be able to engage within a team environment with staff, other interns, and a variety of volunteers.
- Must be willing to be outdoors in all weather conditions.
- Must be flexible and have a good sense of humor.
- Must be in good physical condition, able to stand, stoop, climb, and lift at least 50 pounds.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking on and off microphone.
- Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check.
- Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience working and traveling in developing countries in Central Africa and Southeast Asia.
- Strong preference will be given to candidates with previous wildlife experience.
This is a paid internship.
Rock Creek-Washington, D.C.
The intern will make his or her own housing arrangements in the Washington, D.C. area.
The National Zoo and the Smithsonian Institution do not provide free parking to interns.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT
A six month internship is available for the first part of the year (January 15-June 30), with the likelihood of being extended another six months (December 15). Start and end dates are flexible in order to coordinate with university and individual schedules.
- 1st session (January - June):
Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2015
- 2nd session, if necessary (July - December):
Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2016
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, go to: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html” Select "New to SOLAA? Create Account Here" complete the information to create an account.
Information that will be requested (in SOLAA) includes:
- Basic personal information
- Professional resume or CV
- A one-page statement of your interest in pursuing this position. The statement should mention relevant experience, career goals, your reasons for wanting this internship, and what you hope to gain from the experience. Your statement is very important during application evaluations
- Transcripts from your current and/or previous institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Degrees held or expected
- Two letters of reference (One must be from a current or a former supervisor)
- Schedule of availability
Once you create your account and provide the information above, you will see a screen where you select the type of appointment you are interested in. You will select:
- Type of appointment: “Internship”
- Unit of interest: “National Zoological Park”
- Program: “National Zoological Park Internship Program”
- Project: “Rock Creek – McCarter Global Health”
IMPORTANT: Your application is considered complete when you hit “Submit.” Your SOLAA submitted application with references must be received by the deadlines as noted above.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Posted 8/19/15)
Please email Sherri Divband (email@example.com) regarding the Global Health Internship. Phones calls will NOT be accepted.
Tufts Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM), offers two paid internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts' North Grafton, MA campus.
The Wildlife Clinic provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for diverse wildlife species native to New England. The Clinic serves the six New England states.
The intern will spend the majority of her/his time on clinical service. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of patient care at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery, necropsy and emergency duty. In these activities, interns will assist clinicians on duty in teaching and supervising of fourth year students on rotation in the Clinic. The intern will have major responsibility for the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo. Interns will be expected to be active participants in daily rounds and to participate in ongoing Clinic research programs. Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty with core, elective and continuing education courses.
Candidates for the internship must possess the DVM, VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be graduates of AAVMC accredited veterinary schools. Interest or experience in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus.
Candidates should be committed to participating in and fostering close teamwork and must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.
Tufts University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Qualified women, minority candidates and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should submit the following (either hard copy or email):
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest, indicating career goals
- 3 letters of reference
- Official veterinary school academic transcript
Important dates: All applications must be received by October 23, 2015. Selected candidates will be required to travel to Tufts for interviews in November and December, with final selection made before January 15, 2016. The first internship will run from June 13, 2016 until June 30, 2017. The second internship will run from July 11, 2016 until July 31, 2017.
Applications should be submitted to:
Flo Tseng, DVM
Wildlife Clinic, TCSVM
200 Westboro Rd.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Veterinary Fellowship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
The Wildlife Center of Virginia
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife medicine. The Wildlife Center’s veterinary program provides clinical care to 2,500 patients annually, has trained veterinary students and professional from every veterinary school in the U.S. and Canada and 35+ other countries, and is leading development of new strategies for wildlife disease surveillance.
The Wildlife Center is currently accepting applications from experienced veterinarians wishing to pursue a two-year fellowship in wildlife and conservation medicine commencing July 1, 2014.
- Provide state-of-the-art veterinary care to the Center’s 2,500 wildlife patients each year. [Will require some overnight on-call responsibilities.]
- Work closely with other veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and wildlife rehabilitators.
- Play a leadership role in the management of the Wildlife Center’s clinical program, including supervising and mentoring other members of the staff.
- Play a leadership role in mentoring and providing professional development opportunities, experience, and training for a veterinary intern, fourth-year veterinary students, and others.
- Assist in the development of new strategies for wildlife disease surveillance and response.
- Lead or assist in research projects that advance wildlife veterinary medicine.
- Serve as a spokesperson for the Wildlife Center with the media, professional organizations, and wildlife rehabilitators.
- Must have a DVM [VMD] degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Clinical experience in wildlife/zoological medicine required.
- Strong preference given to candidates who are board certified or eligible for board certification in relevant fields.
- Post-doctoral training/graduate degree preferred.
- Supervisory and training experience required.
- Strong interest in wildlife and working with animals required.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; team player with the ability to work independently
- Flexible with the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment
- Even tempered, ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- Positive attitude and a sense of humor
- Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
Duration of Employment: July 1st, 2014 – July 1st, 2016
Salary: Year 1 - $38,000; Year 2 - $42,000
Application Deadline: February 19th, 2014
For a full job description, please visit www.wildlifecenter.org under job openings.
Please send a cover letter, résumé and list of 3 references to:
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Post Office Box 1557
Waynesboro, VA 22980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Zoo Internship
The Houston Zoo is seeking a Veterinary Student Intern for our Houston Toad Conservation Program for the summer of 2014. This is an opportunity to work with one of the most endangered amphibians in the United States. Applicants that have completed one to two years of veterinary education and have an interest in non-domestic or zoo animal medicine are preferred. Apply by April 15, 2014.
The successful candidate will participate in the husbandry of captive Houston toads and work with zoo veterinarians and conservation biologists to design, implement, and complete a research project relating to the Houston toad program.
General Job Description:
- Routine husbandry of Houston toads including feeding, cleaning, and record keeping to get baseline knowledge of husbandry and toad biology.
- Potential participation in hormone-assisted captive propagation program.
- Once familiarized with program, selection of a research project of interest, design and implementation of project.
o Potential project topics include but are not limited to pathology and disease surveillance/reporting, reproduction, or standardized health assessments of captive Houston toads.
o Mentorship and supervision will be available but the success of the research project will be dependent primarily on the Houston Toad Veterinary Intern.
o A motivated intern with a solid project has the potential to turn this research into a peer-reviewed publication.
This is a full time summer internship, for the months of May-August, exact start and finish dates are negotiable. Hours will generally be from 7 to 4 pm, 5 days a week. Hours may vary throughout the internship depending on the nature of the research project.
Contact Dr. Lauren Howard, Associate Veterinarian at the Houston Zoo, for information and details on applying: email@example.com, office: (713) 533 6630
There is no compensation for this position. Cost of supplies related to research project will be covered by the Houston Zoo. Temporary summer housing with zoo staff may be available for a fee. The intern must provide his or her own transportation to and from the zoo.
University of Illinois -
College of Veterinary Medicine -
Zoological Pathology Program
Residency Training in Zoo and Wildlife Pathology (1 position). The Zoological Pathology Program/Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) and the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applications for a training position in Zoo and Wildlife Pathology. The 3-year program is designed to provide training and experience to prepare the resident for a career in zoo, wildlife, avian, or aquatic animal pathology. Residents will be eligible for the anatomic pathology certification examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and for a Master’s degree upon successful completion of the program. This training program provides exposure to an extraordinary array of species from Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, John G. Shedd Aquarium as well as local (Cook County Forest Preserve District) and national wildlife agencies and training in domestic animal pathology at the VDL. The program also offers the potential for Ph.D. opportunities through the various allied universities. Starting stipend is $39,350.00. Tuition and most University fees are waived and standard University employee health insurance benefits are included. Applications should be received by November 1, 2013 to receive fullest consideration. Anticipated start date is on or about August 1, 2014.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, veterinary college transcripts, letter of career goals, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Karen Terio, Chair, Zoo Resident Search Committee, LUMC Bldg 101 Rm 0745, 2160 S First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, phone: 708-216-1185, Fax: 708-216-5934, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois is an AA/EOE.
The Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) -
Wildlife Medicine Interships and Externships
The Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic (BWRC) welcomes prospective interns and externs with a strong interest in conservation and Wildlife Veterinary Medicine. Depending on educational and experience level, internships may range from introductory, to more specialized. As such, internships are available for students ranging from pre-veterinary to veterinary and graduate students. Externships are designed for 3rd or 4th year veterinary students conducting clinical rotations in Wildlife & Zoo medicine. Please contact BWRC's internship manager, Justin Ford email@example.com to apply.
Please note that we also offer externships, or clinical rotations for veterinary students.
Residency in Wildlife Health and Zoo Medicine - University of Montreal
The Département de sciences cliniques, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, is offering a residency position in Wildlife and Zoo Health Management. This residency is a 3-year post-graduate program in the field of free-ranging and captive wildlife health management, including diagnostic pathology. The resident will participate in the activities of the CCWHC – Quebec Regional Center. For more information see the posting on the following sites:
The Raptor Center - University of Minnesota
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a one year unpaid internship. Established in 1974, The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, conservation, and study of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures. In addition to treating more than 700 birds a year, we provide training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, reach more than 250,000 people each year through public education programs and events, and identify emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. Interns manage cases under the supervision of faculty and assist with all aspects of clinical medicine and surgery of raptors, including captive management, capture and restraint, anesthesia, diagnostics, necropsy, record-keeping, and research projects. Interns assist in teaching and supervising veterinary students. In addition, interns are assigned evening and weekend duty on a rotating basis and are expected to participate in sponsored events.
Candidates must possess a DVM, VMD, or equivalent veterinary degree. Interest or experience in ecosystem health, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus. Applicants must be proficient in English. This is a self-funded position. Preference will be given to candidates with grant or scholarship funding. Estimated annual living expenses are $20,000/year. Degree programs requiring a longer time commitment and graduate classes are available providing applicants secure own funding. Interested applicants should submit current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating career goals, and three letters of reference. Please submit applications to:
Michelle M. Willette, DVM
The Raptor Center
1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Fax - (612) 624-8740
The Humane Society of the United States
Cape Wildlife Center
4011 Main St. (Route 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 362-0111 Fax: (508) 362-0268
Professional Training Programs at the Cape Wildlife Center
The Cape Wildlife Center
The Cape Wildlife Center, supported by the Fund for Animals of the The Humane Society of the United States, is located on a 4.5 acre former horse farm on Flax pond, in Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The Cape Wildlife Center is operating fully. The facility features:
- A veterinary clinic for examination, surgery and treatment
- A digital X-ray system
- An indoor animal ward
- A complete commissary for preparing animal diets
- Outdoor holding pens and flight pens for acclimation prior to release
- A separate on-site living area (dormitory style) for interns and externs that includes 2 bedrooms that accommodate 4 people each, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. A washer and dryer are available.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
Internship – The primary emphasis of the internship program is to train undergraduate and graduate students of biology, zoology, ecology, conservation or veterinary medicine (1st to 3rd year) in the essentials of wildlife handling, recovery, rehabilitation, and release back to the wild. The term Intern is used in the context of that used in industry and private enterprise.
Externship – The primary emphasis of the extern program is to train senior veterinary students and veterinary technician students in the current techniques of conservation and wildlife medicine. The term extern is used as defined by the AAZV (www.aazv.org )
POTENTIAL DAILY TASKS
The following is a list of primary activities that interns may have the chance to participate in:
- Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species:
Such species may include:
- Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums
- Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds
- Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc)
- Observing the physical exam of admitted patients
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of infant and young mammals and birds
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult mammals, birds, and reptiles
- Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and raised young
- Determining nutritional requirements for admitted patients (kcal requirements)
The following is a list of secondary activities that given time and proper training interns may have the chance to observe or be involved in:
- Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles
- Determining fluid requirement for admitted patients
- Determining drug dosages
- In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles)
- Wildlife digital radiography
The following is a list of primary activities that externs may have the chance to participate in:
- Appropriate handling and restraint of certain species:
Such species may include:
- Raccoons, skunks, rabbits and / or opossums
- Shorebirds, waterfowl and / or wading birds
- Seabirds (sea ducks, gulls, pelagic species, etc)
- Basic physical exam of admitted patients
- Medical care of admitted wildlife – mammals, birds and reptiles
- Determining health status
- Developing treatment plan
- Determining fluid requirement
- Determining drug dosages
- Determining nutritional requirements for admitted patients (kcal requirements)
- Instituting treatment plan
- In-house laboratory work (CBC’s, fecals and profiles)
- Wildlife digital radiography
- Rehabilitation and care - husbandry of adult & juvenile mammals, birds, reptiles
- Prerelease conditioning of wildlife patients and orphans
All interns and externs are required to participate in daily cleaning, feeding, diet preparation and laundry tasks. In addition it is expected that those living at the Center during their programs will participate in keeping the house clean and neat at all times.
Interns and externs receive 2 days off per week scheduled at the discretion of the Staff.
Those seeking academic credit are requested to include appropriate school documentation during their application process. In addition, if there are evaluation forms that need to be filled out after the internship or externship is completed. Those forms must be given to the veterinary director one week prior to the last day of the program.
It is mandatory that anyone handling rabies vector species receive rabies prophylaxis vaccinations. For those interns and externs wanting to work with rabies vector species, proof of vaccination and current titers are required prior to the start of the program. Each applicant must have his or her own medical insurance coverage either personally or through their home institution.
All interns and externs for whom English is a second language are required to supply proof of English competence and comprehension.
There is limited on site housing available. The bedrooms are set up dormitory style with 1 to 4 students per room. There will be a $50 ($25 for key deposit, $25 for clean linens) refundable cash deposit required upon arrival. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the key, the return of clean linens and following a room inspection at the end of the stay.
Kitchen and Laundry
Interns and externs have access to a kitchen with cooking utensils, stove, microwave, and coffee maker but must supply their own food. There is also a separate washer and dryer available to students but they must provide their own detergent.
Interns and externs are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from the Center. During your stay, you should plan to provide your own transportation or rely upon other students for rides. Public transportation is available, but limited, and is most useful for sightseeing rather than grocery shopping. Hyannis is within biking distance.
Cape Cod is an area of Massachusetts that includes beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, woodlands and lovely ocean-side towns. Barnstable is a rural ocean community, quiet during the off season (late fall through early spring) and bustling with activity during the rest of the year. There is much to do on the Cape from shopping in charming crafts and artisans’ shops to going on whale watches off the coast. While students spend the majority of their time at the Center we do make sure that each student has time off to enjoy the Cape and all it has to offer.
We will make every effort to make your program an experience of learning and enhancement, to expose you to new concepts and ideas and encourage you to share your knowledge with us and with the other students.
Our internships and externships are unpaid. The opportunities we provide to gain experience in this field are significant. The internship and externship period will be a challenging and memorable experience. Please express your interest and availability clearly during your application process. All applicants will need to have a background check through the Humane Society of the US before being accepted into a program. We thank you, in advance, for your commitment and interest.
Veterinary Internship and Externship in Wildlife Rehabilitation and Medicine - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel , Florida
Facility: CROW is a non-profit wildlife hospital that provides care for over 4,400 injured, sick and orphaned Florida wildlife patients each year, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Integrative medicine, including use of acupuncture, homeopathy, Chinese herbal therapy, and traditional western veterinary medicine, complements rehabilitation techniques.
Description: CROW is offering a one year internship in wildlife rehabilitation and medicine. The intern will work alongside the rehabilitation staff, including one full time veterinarian, rehabilitators, students and volunteers. Involvement will include patient admittances, treatment administration, surgery, anesthesia, necropsy, appropriate cage and diet preparation, husbandry, and record-keeping. Learning opportunities also include after-hours emergency admittances and infant bird and mammal care. The intern will have the opportunity to participate in daily rounds sessions, as well as help to teach and coordinate students, fellows, and volunteers.
Qualifications: A DVM or equivalent is required, as is US citizenship. A working interview will be included as part of the application process.
Payment: $10,000/year stipend, on-campus housing, and health insurance are provided.
Length: One year, beginning immediately.
Extern for Vet students and/or Natural Sciences students
Description: Externs participate in most aspects of the clinic’s work of no more than 55 hrs/wk, currently treating 200 to 300 patients/week. Concentration on the entire rehab process from admittance through release. Opportunity to work with a full-time veterinarian. Over 4400 patients/year, native and migratory wildlife. 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles. All year, housing provided, no stipend, no insurance.
Equipment: Isoflurane, digital radiology, hematology, incubators, nebulizer.
Contact: Dr. Amber McNamara PO Box 150 , Sanibel , FL 33957 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.crowclinic.org/studentprogram.html
|Post-Graduate and Graduate School Opportunities
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology - UC Davis
Position Summary: UC Davis One Health Institute is offering a 2-4 year fellowship in emerging infectious disease epidemiology to provide advanced training in infectious disease epidemiology and the ecology of emerging diseases at the animal-human interface.
Position Scope: The One Health Institute in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California is leading scientific initiatives all over the world to solve complex problems that impact health and conservation. We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on epidemiologic and modeling activities to identify patterns in infectious diseases emerging at the animal-human interface, with special focus on ecology of diseases with wildlife reservoirs. Primary activities relate to epidemiologic studies underway to inform on the biosurveillance and global health policy, and the Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project which, together with a consortium of partners, implements surveillance activities to detect zoonotic pathogens with pandemic potential in Asia and Africa.
65% SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
- Research activities to inform on zoonotic disease surveillance, characterize biological and ecological risk for animal-to-human disease transmission in high-risk settings, and understand global patterns in emerging infectious diseases.
- Develop methods and analyses to evaluate surveillance strategies to detect zoonotic pathogens at high risk interfaces for disease emergence;
- Analyze metadata on emerging zoonotic diseases, high-risk human-animal contact, and ecological risk and conduct data analyses needed to train models for emerging disease prediction;
- Develop advanced analytical techniques and associated programming capabilities for infectious disease modeling, predictive frameworks, and social network analyses;
- Conduct independent research and produce high quality scientific manuscripts related to biosurveillance and emerging infectious disease.
35% PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
- Provide disease expertise, technical support, data analyses, and data-sharing tools for zoonotic disease prediction and biosurveillance projects;
- Provide epidemiologic expertise to field staff in other countries on study design, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation, and publication preparation;
- Contribute to regular summaries of surveillance data, assist in development of data collection and data management tools; and ensure open communication and coordination with international partners in project implementation;
- Travel to work with field staff, participate in field activities, and participate in logistic and/or scientific meetings as needed.
Skills needed: Background in infectious disease epidemiology or disease ecology and strong quantitative skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, and mathematical modeling with knowledge of animal health and wildlife disease. Experience with statistical software including R and STATA, as well as ability to write code for programming, including Python. Experience conducting independent, applied scientific research on infectious diseases and promising publication track record.
Education: PhD in biology, ecology, epidemiology, or related life-science (required)
Application: Please email cover letter and CV by September 8th to: Christine Kreuder Johnson, VMD, PhD ; Professor of Ecosystem Health and Epidemiology; EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics | One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616; 530-752-1238 email@example.com (8/25/15)
PhD position in Epidemiology -University of Montreal
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Title: Climate change and the spread of zoonotic parasites in marine ecosystems of Nunavik (Northern Quebec).
Project summary: Context: Wildlife are valued for their cultural, nutritional, economic and environmental values by northern communities in Canada. Although wildlife provide many benefits in terms of food security, they may pose risks to human health as a source of zoonotic pathogens (transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa). Several studies show that Inuit people in the communities of Nunavik (Northern Quebec) are at greater risk of exposure to parasites such as Toxoplasma and Trichinella compared to the rest of the Quebec population. The consumption of raw meat of marine mammals, including walrus and seal, is a recognized source of infestation by these parasites. Global warming, a particularly important factor in the major changes faced by the Arctic environment, may influence the transmission dynamics of Trichinella and Toxoplasma, especially their spread in the aquatic environment. For example, the overall increase in temperatures could favor the survival of these parasites and globally change the distribution, land use and predator-prey relationships of their hosts; changes in rainfall regimes and snowmelt alter their mobilization and spread in the environment in surface water and groundwater.
Objectives: This modeling project aims to predict areas of high environmental risk for exposure of marine mammals to Toxoplasma and Trichinella, in the context of global warming, and as a consequence the northern communities at risk of infection via hunting the marine mammals. As part of his/her PhD, the student will participate in the development of mathematical and statistical models of propagation of these parasites, integrating field data from monitoring and scientific projects and regional climate model data.
Research team: The student's project is part of a global project to better assess and predict the risk of exposure to diseases of wildlife of importance to public health in Nunavik, in order to develop culturally appropriate strategies of monitoring and control. A multidisciplinary research team, working in the fields of public health, modeling, ecology, parasitology, climatology, and anthropology, will offer the student a rich and stimulating work environment. Specifically for this project, the research team consists of professors and researchers of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the University of Quebec in Montreal (Centre for the Study and the Climate Simulation at the Regional Scale, ESCER).
- Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Mathematics, Ecology, Hydrology
- First degree in veterinary medicine, engineering, medicine, science (Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Mathematics)
- Good scientific writing and communication skills
- Good knowledge in statistics and experience in use of statistical (R, SAS, STATA) and geomatics (ArcView, Qgis) software
- Interest in modeling
- Knowledge of epidemiology
- Ability to review, synthesize and analyze large amounts of scientific literature and complex information/data
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team
Terms: Duration: 3 years; starting as early as possible Funding: the student will be partially funded by ArcticNet grant for a period of 2 years; the student will be called to complete scholarship applications from granting agencies or others. Director: Nicholas Ogden, co-directed by Philippe Gachon and Patrick Leighton To apply: Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org a cover letter (one page), a CV, the latest university transcript and a list of two references (name and contact details).
Closing date: Position is open until filled. (posted 8/12/2015)
Postdoctoral Researcher in Wildlife Infectious Disease Ecology – The University of Georgia
PATHOGEN DYNAMICS AND RESOURCE PROVISIONING IN URBAN BIRDS
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team at the University of Georgia studying the consequences of human-provided resources for the cross-scale dynamics of an enteric pathogen (Salmonella) in White Ibis inhabiting urban and natural environments in South Florida. The position, funded by an NSF EEID grant, will be based in the laboratory of PI Sonia M. Hernandez (Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and The Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the College of Veterinary Medicine) and will also work closely with co-PIs and collaborators in the Odum School of Ecology, College of Public Health, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Project background: Urbanization has caused wildlife declines and biodiversity loss, but some species benefit from resources offered by human-altered habitats, with consequences for the dynamics of infectious diseases. The goal of the project is to examine how wildlife use of anthropogenic resources influences pathogen dynamics across organizational scales, from the colonization of individual hosts to transmission across the landscape. Our research focuses on interactions between Salmonella and White Ibis (a wading bird species) in South Florida. Activities integrate field, experimental and modeling approaches to address processes at three scales: (1) individual host susceptibility, pathogen shedding, and recovery, (2) local-scale transmission dynamics, and (3) pathogen transmission and impacts on hosts at the landscape level. A general modeling framework will be developed to examine the net consequences of provisioning for disease dynamics, and will be informed by fieldwork and laboratory experiments to estimate key parameters.
Qualifications: We seek an enthusiastic, motivated, independent individual with a strong work ethic who has demonstrated experience and future interest in studying wildlife health and wildlife infectious diseases at the population and individual levels. Candidates should have a DVM or a PhD in epidemiology, ecology, microbiology, infectious diseases, or related fields. Strong written and oral communication skills and a track record of publications are required. Other desired skills include: 1) ability to work independently in the field, under periodically challenging conditions, and coordinate a team to capture and handle birds, 2) ability to manage a colony of captive birds, 3) experience in microbiology, including culture, phenotypic and molecular identification of enteric pathogens, 4) an understanding of stress physiology and immune function in vertebrates, 5) some familiarity with population ecology and infectious disease modeling, 6) an understanding of spatial ecology and GIS-based approaches.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will be based in Dr. Sonia M. Hernandez’s laboratory at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. The postdoc will also work in other laboratories associated with this project to perform a subset of the following approaches: Salmonella isolation and genotyping, characterizing the enteric microbiome, spatial ecology and the use of GIS, immune function assays, and integrating empirical findings with infectious disease modeling. Other project collaborators include Drs. Richard Hall, Sonia Altizer, Kristen Navara, Erin Lipp, Michael Yabsley and Emily Lankau. Collectively, the University of Georgia supports a vibrant community of infectious disease ecologists/specialists. The postdoc will have primary responsibility for co-supervising the fieldwork and captive experiments together with Hernandez. During years 1-2, the postdoc will travel several times per year to field sites in South FL. Starting in Yrs 2-3, the postdoc will help establish and manage a colony of captive birds for experimental work. The postdoc will also participate in meetings with all project collaborators and students to review progress and goals, and will assist in mentoring project personnel, especially graduate students and undergraduates.
Application: To apply, candidates should submit (1) a cover letter describing background and interest relevant to the project and include a separate statement of research experience and interests; (2) an academic CV; (3) three letters of recommendation from three professional references that can specifically attest to the applicant’s interests, work ethic, skills and motivation for a career in wildlife diseases and disease ecology. Application screening will begin on June 15th and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The preferred start date is August 15th, 2015. A competitive salary will be offered that is commensurate with experience. Please email email@example.com with any questions. 6/19/15
MSc student in Molecular Biology – Animal TB Group, Stellenbosch University (11/20/14)
Prof. Michele Miller and Dr. Sven Parsons are seeking a motivated MSc student to join the Animal TB Group in the Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University’s Tygerberg campus early in 2015. A bursary and project funding are supported by the NRF. A successful candidate must have a strong biology background, preferably with molecular biology experience.
The proposed project is entitled “Investigation of TB Epidemiology and Host Immune Responses in Warthogs”. Warthogs are known to become infected with Mycobacterium bovis and may serve as potential maintenance hosts. There are currently no diagnostic tests available for detection of infection in living animals. This project will investigate serological and cell-mediated immunoassays that may be developed as tools to better understand the epidemiology of this disease in warthogs and provide methods for screening populations. Methods to identify mycobacterial DNA after extraction from environmental samples will be developed to investigate disease transmission. Adaptation of techniques used in wild boars as well as novel molecular and cellular methods will be used.
The student will develop expertise in the following techniques: ELISA; cytokine release assays; RNA extraction and reverse transcription; primer design; real time quantitative PCR; DNA sequence analysis; among other methods as required. The student will also be involved in field work to collect and process samples.
The Animal TB Group is under the leadership of the NRF South African Research Chair in Animal Tuberculosis, which is part of the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical Tuberculosis Research/MRC Centre for TB Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Tygerberg (http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/healthsciences/Molecular_Biology_Human_Genetics/animaltb/Pages/default.aspx).
The student will join other graduate students studying various aspects of TB in meerkats, lions, buffalo, kudu, and cattle. The comparative approach to this disease and the host responses will provide an exciting and challenging field in which all the members can make valuable contributions. Being placed within a larger TB research group will provide unparalleled access to intellectual and technical resources and mentoring.
If interested, please contact:
Prof. Michele Miller – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sven Parsons – email: email@example.com
Graduate Positions in Disease Ecology and Aquatic Conservation
The Johnson Laboratory at the University of Colorado is actively seeking applications for two new graduate student positions to begin in Summer (ideally) or Fall 2015. We are looking for
independent, self-motivated students who are passionate about pursuing research in aquatic ecology and conservation. Currently we seek to fill positions related to two projects:
1. The community ecology of disease: this project aims to understand how interactions
among species within an aquatic community collectively influence pathogen transmission
and disease risk. This can include interactions among hosts (dilution effect), among
micro- and macroparasites (coinfection), and between non-hosts and parasites
(predation). The selected student would have a unique opportunity to conduct fieldwork
on a broad range of taxa (amphibians, fishes, macroinvertebrates, zooplankton,
waterbirds) at our long-term study sites in California (during summers).
2. Global change and aquatic ecosystems: In collaboration with the Niwot Ridge Long
Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, this project is focused on lakes and
reservoirs along the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Broadly, we are working to
understand the short and long-term effects of climate change, nitrogen deposition and
invasive species on biological interactions within these systems. The selected student
would be expected to develop an MA or PhD-level project that help to advance the
project’s overall goals.
If you are qualified and interested in working with our laboratory, please send the following items in a letter of introduction to Dr. Pieter Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Curriculum vitae, GPA and test scores
- Your general research interests, previous experience and how you will contribute to work
already being pursued in the lab.
- Whether you intend to apply for a MA or PhD program.
- Post-graduate career plans.
- Why you are specifically interested in work being done in the lab.
- Whether you have applied for any external fellowships (e.g., NSF or EPA).
For more information on specific research being conducted in the lab, please visit the lab
webpage http://www.colorado.edu/eeb/facultysites/pieter/index.htm. For more general
information regarding the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit the
departmental website http://ebio.colorado.edu/. (10/27)
Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) - School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University
One year full time (the program can be undertaken in part-time mode)
The Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) can be undertaken by distance education or at the Murdoch University Campus. This program is available to veterinarians resident in Australia or overseas. The program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only.
Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline that involves the integration of veterinary science, conservation biology and public health in order to: advance biodiversity conservation; address issues associated with the inter-relationships between human, animal and ecosystem health; and study the effects of global environmental change on these health inter-relationships. There is increasing recognition that veterinarians have an important role to play within interdisciplinary teams working on environmental conservation projects.
The Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) will provide veterinarians with training and expertise, which can be applied in private practice, zoos and wildlife conservation projects. The program may be entirely coursework based or may involve a placement with a conservation project either in Australia or overseas.
Further information on the Master of Veterinary Studies (Conservation Medicine) can be accessed at:
Administrative queries related to this program and the application process should be directed to: Ann Glaskin, Postgraduate Studies in Conservation Medicine, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University email@example.com or (+ 61 8) 9360 2640
MS in Conservation Medicine - Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - Massachusetts
The continued emergence of new diseases from wild animals, the effects of human activities on endangered species, and the impact of climate change on biodiversity are just a few of the topics that are examined in Tufts University’s Master of Science in Conservation Medicine (MCM) program. MCM is a one-year master’s program designed to give you the skills to make a difference in worldwide conservation efforts.
Tufts University’s program in Conservation Medicine is an intensive 12-month professional master’s degree. It is designed to provide graduates with foundational knowledge in the various contributing fields of conservation medicine and develop skills necessary for successful implementation of real world conservation efforts. The MS in Conservation Medicine seeks a diversity of backgrounds, including; veterinarians, natural and social scientists, engineers, public health and medical professionals, epidemiologists, lawyers, policy and wildlife professionals, and others interested in applying their expertise to conservation medicine issues.
Interested students are welcomed to schedule a visit or phone call with the Program Director, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is April 1st.
For more information and to apply on-line visit our MCM program website at: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/mcm/
Learn more about Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/ccm/
Eko Tracks – Veterinary Student Opportunity in Africa
Eko Tracks offers a special interest course designed for students
in veterinary science where you will meet and interact with
wildlife veterinarians in South Africa , hands-on. Learn about
the crucial role of veterinarians in the growing wildlife industry
by participating in game capture operations, field and lab work.
This course focuses on wildlife veterinary science, wildlife
diseases and medicine, capture and care of wild animals, breeding
of rare species, wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystems and biodiversity
Program highlights are a visit to the Onderstepoort Veterinary
School , local community veterinary services and various wildlife
rehabilitation centers where orphaned and injured wild animals
are treated and cared for. Life in the bush, learning practical
bush skills, tracking wildlife on foot and study wildlife behavior
is an experience of a life time. Travel through the spectacular
Drakensberg Escarpment while descending to the world famous
Kruger National Park and spend a few days in this wildlife wonder
of Africa . The highlight for veterinary students is to participate
in hands-on game capture few people ever get to experience.
Eko Tracks, your agent in the USA is booking study abroad trips
for the 2015 season now. Get a head start at this once in a
life time educational experience and read more on www.ekotracks.com
Application forms are downloadable.
Contact information: Werner Dörgeloh (PhD Wildlife Management);
Tel/Fax (919) 290-2832 email@example.com
and www.ekotracks.com 11/10/14
Student Externship Opportunities
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel , Florida
Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The Humane Society of the United States Cape Wildlife Center
in Barnstable, Massachusetts
Tufts Wildlife Clinic, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis–California Dept of Fish & Wildlife Externship
The UC Davis–California Dept of Fish & Wildlife joint externship in wildlife health is currently accepting applications from third year veterinary students interested in externships in 2015-2016. The deadline is September 1st. More information can be found at http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/whc/training/senior_externship.cfm
ARCAS, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Peten, Guatemala - Veterinary externships, volunteer opportunities with tropical orphaned wildlife
The ARCAS Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, located on the edge of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve, in Peten, Guatemala, hosts over six hundred animals from the confiscations of illegal traffickers. Placing these animals through our IUCN based and HIS approved protocols of rehabilitation to REINTRODUCE them to their natural habitat.
Species include spider and howler monkeys, parrots, macaws, toucans, coatis, raccoons, otters, turtles, crocodiles, among others. We are opening externship programs aimed at veterinary students and veterinary technicians with a strong emphasis on wild animal handling, preventive, emergency and field medicine. Three programs are available, 2, 4, and 6 weeks. We encourage prospective participants to talk to your university supervisors to gain credit over the experience.
Participants will have direct contact with most of the species, will assist in treatments, conduct necropsies, receive lectures on wildlife medicine and management, capture, handle, perform physical examinations, administer treatments and monitor patients. Also, we participate in the general maintenance of the rescue centers facilities.
•For the year 2015, courses will start the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October; the participant should arrive the day before.
Visit us at: www.arcasguatemala.org and www.facebook.com/ArcasGuatemala
•Participants should be fluent in English and/or Spanish (it is recommended to be bilingual but not mandatory).
•Participants should have medical insurance up to date.
•Up-to-date vaccinations for rabies, tetanus, hepatitis. (Although we have not had a single case of any of these diseases, they are zoonoses, so it’s recommended to have them; consult with your local physician on other precautions)
•We are a low risk Malaria area, and mid risk Dengue area FOR MORE INFORMATION (Cost, travel arrangement, program details): firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlife Medicine Externship - Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
WRCMN is a full-service emergency wildlife hospital that treats approximately 8500 injured, ill, and orphaned wild animals annually, representing 160 different species. With a year-round staff of 10, including 2 veterinarians and 3 veterinary technicians, WRC is the busiest and largest wild animal hospital in the nation. We are equipped with a surgery suite, ultrasound, endoscopy, radiology, and do most labwork in-house.
Externs will spend 40-45 hours/week in the treatment room working alongside the veterinarians assisting with admission and physical exams of new patients, fracture immobilization, wound care, drug and fluid administration, radiographic interpretation, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, hematology analysis, and physical therapy.
Case load May-September is 50-100 new cases/day. October-April is 5-50 new cases/day.
Externship length minimum is 2 weeks. Housing is not provided, but information regarding nearby extended stay hotels and university housing is provided.
Summer positions fill up quickly, so apply early! Interested applicants should send a copy of their current CV and requested dates to Leslie Reed, DVM at email@example.com
For more information about WRC, visit our website at: www.wrcmn.org
Wildlife Medicine Externship - California Wildlife Center
Program: Wildlife Medicine Externship
Company Name: California Wildlife Center
Department: CWC Hospital
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2022, Malibu, CA 90265
Discussions will be held each week, covering various medical subjects such as physical exams, anesthesia, emergency/critical care, wound and fracture management, the central nervous system and necropsies. Instructional material will be utilized daily with our hospital cases. Hands-on exposure to soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, radiology, and other diagnostic modalities occur on a daily basis, with the amount of direct participation dependant upon individual abilities. Participants are also required to complete and present a short independent project that will be presented on the last day of their externship (guidance and assistance will be given). Supplemental lectures and journal discussions are also held, time permitting.
While the emphasis will be on the medical aspect, you will also receive exposure to wildlife rehabilitation, including topics such as animal natural histories, handling, performing treatments, animal care, feeding, and the release of animals.
Housing and transportation are generally the responsibility of the extern. There may be on-premises housing available on a first come, first served basis (a small fee may apply). A vehicle and driver’s license are highly recommended.
The applicant must be over 20 years old and it is recommended that applicants have completed college level courses in Biology, Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and/or other related courses so that they will be able to get the most out of this program. Experience in wildlife rehabilitation and/or domestic animal veterinary clinics is highly recommended. Veterinary students, pre-veterinary applicants, as well as those applicants that demonstrate a prolonged interest and a career in wildlife medicine will be given priority, usually in that order. The applicant must have had a tetanus shot/booster within the past 10 years. Rabies vaccination is not required, but is recommended so that you might be able to participate with rabies vector species.
Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and (2) professional letters of recommendation. The letter of intent and resume may be submitted via email. Recommendations may also be submitted via email if from an educational/regulatory extension (.gov, .edu). For qualified applicants, an interview (in-person or via phone) will be scheduled.
Thank you for your interest. Please submit your applications/questions to:
Duane Tom, DVM
Director of Animal Care
California Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 2022, Malibu, CA 90265
Student Preceptorship in Avian and Conservation Medicine
A four to six-week preceptorship in Avian and Conservation Medicine
is being offered to interested veterinary students by the International
Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Preceptors will train with the Veterinary Services Department
in all phases of the clinical practice, but have opportunities
for interaction with the Crane Conservation Department to learn
captive propagation, husbandry and management of this unique family
of birds. Preceptors can expect to gain practical experience in
crane capture, transport, anesthesia, preventive medicine, disease
surveillance and the contribution of veterinary medicine to crane
conservation including field project support and professional
consultations. Preceptors are encouraged to complete and report
on a research or laboratory project during their stay. Opportunities
for visiting the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary
Medicine and the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI
will be made available to interested preceptors.
No stipend is available for this position; however, on-site housing
in the ICF Guesthouse will be provided depending on availability
at the time the preceptorship is scheduled.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume
and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member of their
home institution to: Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Services,
International Crane Foundation, E-11376 Shady Lane Road, Baraboo,
Contact: Barry Hartup, Director of Veterinary Services
opportunity - Wildlife Clinic,
of Veterinary Medicine
Experience (to be gained during program): Tufts Wildlife Clinic
is a full service wildlife hospital with two staff clinicians,
intern, and veterinary technician. Externs work with Tufts
students to assume primary responsibility for case management
of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. The Wildlife
Clinic admits approximately 1600 cases/year; approximately 60%
birds, 25% mammals, 10- 15% reptiles and amphibians.
Responsibilities: Patient admissions, diagnostic procedures, medical/surgical
procedures, record keeping, necropsies, animal husbandry, emergency
on call duty, one grand rounds presentation.
2-4 weeks from May-September
Requests: Letter of interest, current CV, two letters of recommendation
Deadline: Fall of previous year
test/ Vaccinations: Current tetanus/rabies vaccinations
Flo Tseng, DVM, Director, Phone:
Job, Training, and Education Links
Wildlife Disease Association
The American Zoo
and Aquarium Association
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
National Wildlife Health Center
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center