The California Department of Food & Agriculture has recently posted two veterinary examinations. Completing these examinations is the first step for any candidate interested in applying for the upcoming terrestrial wildlife veterinarian position that the California Department of Fish & Wildlife will be advertising later this year. The exams assess each candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience; individuals with the highest scores will be placed on a prospective interview list. Interested individuals are encouraged to take both the Veterinarian (General) and Veterinarian Specialist (General) exams, if eligible. For more information, click here.
The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and The Wildlife Society (TWS) are hosting a joint annual conference in Reno, NV from September 29 – October 3, 2019. Visit https://afstws2019.org/ for more information.
Seats are also still available in the Keepin’ It Clean: Biosecurity & Biosafety for Biologists and Scientists workshop co-sponsored by the WDWG and the Fish Health Section of AFS. The workshop will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 1-5pm. Featuring a mix of interactive components, lectures, and demonstrations, participants will learn best management practices for biosecurity and biosafety that can be incorporated into everyday work to help safeguard both human and wildlife health. The instructors are fish and wildlife health professionals in state, federal, tribal, and academic institutions and are eager to share their expertise as well as help address specific questions and concerns raised by participants. Visit https://afstws2019.org/sessions/keepin-it-clean-biosecurity-biosafety-for-biologists-and-scientists/ for more details.