The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is advertising a paid summer internship to work as a technician in their conservation program. The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Click here for additional details.
Click here for the latest on nationwide white-nose syndrome surveillance from Dr. Jonathan Sleeman, Director of the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.
The University of Idaho is seeking a graduate student (MS or PhD) to support research on the ecology of moose in Idaho as part of a comprehensive research program initiated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to understand factors contributing to population declines. Start date is Spring or Summer 2020 and application review begins February 1, 2020. For more information, click here.
The USGS National Wildlife Health Center has adopted a new strategic science plan to guide our efforts to advance wildlife health for the next five years. The strategic plan includes three initiatives that will help us work collectively to realize our new mission: advancing wildlife health science for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment. The plan is intended to be solutions focused and innovative to address complex problems impacting wildlife health. As we work toward implementing the strategic initiatives described in the plan, we look forward to working collaboratively with you, our partners, to advance wildlife health.
Click here for an executive summary of the strategic plan.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and The Wilds have put out a call for applicants for their ACZM compliant residency in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. Application deadline is October 31, 2019. Click here for more details.
The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers two paid post-DVM internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at Tufts Wildlife Clinic, housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Cummings School’s North Grafton, MA campus.
The Clinic serves the six New England states and provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for the diverse wildlife species native to New England. The application deadline is October 25, 2019. For more details, click here.
The ACZM Exam Preparation and Study Course will be held the weekend before the AAZV conference on Saturday, September 28 (8am – 5pm) and Sunday, September 29 (8am – 1pm).
Additionally, on Sunday, September 29 (11:30am – 12:30pm) there will be a 1-hour round table discussion entitled: “Mentor-Mentee Round Table Discussion: Debunking ACZM Exam Myths”. This was created based on years of feedback (concerns/complaints/questions) the Exam committee received about the exam and the studying process.
Remote access is an option for those not attending the conference. Click here for more details.
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.