The Animal Health department is responsible for the care and management of all new animals coming into the Zoo. As an intern you may be working with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates on any given day.
Application deadline is February 1st. See Application Procedure for complete application instructions. Two letters of recommendation are required for the Vet Tech Internship Application Packet.
Internship runs April-August for a minimum of an 8 week period within those months. Start and end dates are flexible. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
The student will work with a team of 2 certified Veterinary Technicians and 3 Veterinarians, along with any number of animal care staff. The student will get hands on experience working with a variety of species. Medical procedures will be performed indoors and outdoors. Candidates should be willing to work in inclimate weather conditions. It is recommended that candidates have some previous animal care and/or veterinary assistant experience prior to this internship. This internship is only for students currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary technician program. Candidates should be goal orientated towards working in the zoological veterinary field.
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