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Dr. Dana Varble

Avian & Exotics Technician

Posted on June 22, 2017

Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Our new, fast growing Avian & Exotics Service within a modern specialty referral practice is seeking a Veterinary Technician to join our team.

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital is located in Tinton Falls, NJ in Monmouth County on the beautiful Jersey Shore just minutes from the beach, cultural activities, and one of the largest antique districts in the state.  We are nestled between the ocean and rolling hills and are one hour from New York City and Philadelphia.

Our Avian & Exotics Service provides complete medical and surgical care to a variety of species, as well as medical boarding. We are seeking an individual with previous work or educational experience with birds and other exotic pets, as well as excellent communication skills, the ability to learn and work in a fast paced environment, and a positive attitude. Full time or part time available. Benefit package also available.

  • AAHA-accredited hospital
  • ABVP board certified avian specialist
  • Signing bonus/relocation packages for qualified candidates

Start your new career by submitting your resume to: To learn more about our practice visit

Registered Veterinary Technician

Posted on May 31, 2017

Norman, Oklahoma

Are you a Registered Veterinary Technician looking for a long-term position to use your skills for quality patient care? Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort is looking for a new team member. Technician experience of two years or more is preferred, but is not required. Our small animal hospital offers premium services including ultrasound, endoscopy, laser surgery, therapeutic laser, video otoscopy, in house lab, digital radiography (including dental radiography), physical rehabilitation, and acupuncture. We are looking for someone experienced with avians and exotics to help one of our associate veterinarians continue to grow that aspect of our hospital. A full-time position is available for someone who is dedicated to giving our patients quality care with compassion. Competitive salary, 401k, medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation, paid holiday, pet discounts, uniform allowance, dues, and CE.

Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort is a drug free workplace.

Please see us at To apply, please go to and click on the online application link.

Residency (MSc) in Veterinary Science – Zoological Medicine

Posted on May 31, 2017

North Somerset , United Kingdom

For the residency we seek a veterinary surgeon, ideally with at least 2 years post-graduate exotic/zoo animal experience, which may include a suitable internship. The resident will study towards a taught Masters in Veterinary Science and the European Diploma in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management speciality). The resident will be involved in clinical work and clinical research and will be expected to submit for publication manuscripts based on their research work during the programme.

The MSc in Veterinary Science will develop your clinical research skills and enhance universally important skills such as scientific writing, critical reading and statistical analysis of data. The programme is open to veterinary graduates holding a degree registrable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this studentship at Please select MSc in Veterinary Science on the Programme Choice page.

If assistance is needed when completing the application form please email or call on 0117 331 6824

Interviews will take place w/c 5th June 2017

For more information: University of Bristol Residency

Avian and Exotics doctors

Posted on May 26, 2017

Culver City, Woodland Hills and South Bay, California

We are looking for passionate, detailed, and outgoing Avian and Exotics doctors to join our team at our privately owned Culver City, Woodland Hills and South Bay Hospitals. ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital is one of the largest, most advanced, compassionate, and progressive veterinary multi-specialty referral hospitals in Southern California.

ACCESS is currently comprised of emergency/critical care, cardiology, internal medicine, interventional radiology/endoscopy, surgery, nephrology, neurology, urology, and zoological medicine (avian and exotics). Our practice shares a facility with other independently owned and operated specialty practices allowing for direct collaboration with specialists in dentistry, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology, and radiation oncology. We practice in a rich and rewarding environment where patient care can be optimized and learning is continuous.  This type of collaborative medicine is rare outside of a university setting.

Full employment information here: ACCESS Avian and Exotics 2016 SB Edits

Please send your CV attention to our Chief of Staff, Richard Mills, DVM, DACVECC at


Associate Veterinarian

Posted on May 11, 2017

Pasadena, CA

Exotic Animal Care Center just keeps growing! We have 3 full time and 2 part-time vets, and we are still booked solid. We are finally moving into a larger building this summer, and we are looking to hire another associate. We see 100% avian and exotic pets, approximately 40% rabbits, 40% birds, and 20% reptiles and other animals. We practice high quality, highly compassionate veterinary medicine and our clients frequently allow thorough work ups and opt for progressive treatments. We have digital radiology, ultrasound, rigid endoscopy, in house laboratory, therapy laser, and incubators, and referral for CT scans is a short drive away. We have a fun work environment and a highly talented support staff.  We offer a competitive salary, bonus plan based on production, paid vacation, paid time off, health insurance, discounted pet care, and continuing education. Experience preferred, internship trained ideal, willing to consider new graduate. 

Interested people can contact Dr. Sari Kanfer at


Posted on May 5, 2017

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Our Veterinary “Team” is looking for a veterinarian who fits the mission and unique environment of our young, progressive, and compassionate full service hospital.   We have an excellent clientele who demand only the best medicine and surgery for their pets.  The right addition to our team will thrive on building great RELATIONSHIPS with our clients, be energetic, motivated, and dedicated to improving the human-animal bond. Our unique management system involves all staff members in decision-making and allows them to influence and  improve the quality of the workplace and the practice.  We have a complete in-house lab, digital full body and dental radiology, ultrasound, tonovet, and more.  We have enthusiastic, dedicated, well-trained members to support you.  Experience is preferred but we would consider a well qualified new graduate.   River Oaks Animal Hospital is 90% small animal but exotics veterinarians are encouraged to apply as this is a needed speciality in our area. We are located in Myrtle Beach, minutes away from lunch by the ocean!  Why save money all year for a beach vacation when you could live it everyday?  If you want to build a long-term career in a progressive, fast-growing hospital, and build a client base with us, then this position is for you.  We offer excellent compensation and benefits package, with increased salary as the practice grows.  Submit resume and cover letter to Heather Duncan, DVM at

Experienced Clinician

Posted on May 5, 2017

Wakefield, Massachusetts

VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital seeks an experienced clinician to join our highly collaborative, growing, AAHA-accredited, paperless, nine-doctor practice 15 minutes north of Boston.  Avian/reptile/exotics specialist or board-eligibility preferred. We see 17% birds/reptiles/small mammals, and we are growing quickly. Equipment includes ultrasound, rigid endoscope, digital rads, and (soon) sevoflurane. Our 15+ happy CVTs are skilled with exotics, and we have a lake you can walk or run around (3 miles) across the street. Call or email 781-245-0045, and meet the team at



Associate Veterinarian position

Posted on May 5, 2017

Cottonwood Heights, Utah

Wasatch Exotic Pet Care, established in 2004, is the only exotic-exclusive practice in the Intermountain region.

We are looking for an energetic individual with at least two years experience, preferably  exclusively or very heavily exotic, who will thrive in a very busy practice, though all are welcome to apply.  Salary and benefits are competitive within the exotics industry and negotiable based on experience and capabilities.  We require an in-person, “working” interview, and will provide financial assistance with this.

If interested,  please submit a resume with brief personal statement and three professional references. Please direct any questions to

For more information:Associate Veterinarian position ad 2017

Veterinary Technician

Posted on April 12, 2017

San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Zoological Society is seeking applicants for the position of Veterinary Technician. This position will report to the Veterinary Hospital Manager and work cooperatively with one other full time Veterinary Technician.   The San Francisco Zoo is within a 100 acre park on the Southwest corner of San Francisco. The current vertebrate collection consists of 864 animals within 194 species.   This is a full time position that offers benefits.

Salary: DOE

Apply at:

Deadline is April 25, 2017

For full job description and information: Vet Tech – 3 2017


PhD positions available – Amphibian occupancy patterns, population genetics, and disease dynamics

Posted on March 22, 2017

Ontario, Canada

PhD positions available – Amphibian occupancy patterns, population genetics, and disease dynamics


Funded by a Strategic NSERC grant, we are seeking a PhD students to complete our team on research related to the detection and monitoring of amphibians and their pathogens (chytrid fungus, ranavirus) in Canada. Using environmental DNA as a basis for the research, the team will conduct: 1) Habitat occupancy modeling for amphibians and their pathogens; 2) Analysis of the evolutionary dynamics of pathogens and amphibian hosts; 3) Assessment of potential synergistic interactions between pathogens and aquatic contaminants; and 4) Modeling the drivers of amphibian population decline. Students will develop research projects that fit within the context of the broader program, such as: Validation of eDNA for detecting amphibians; Assessment of ranavirus pathogenicity; Chytrid fungus evolutionary dynamics; and Modeling drivers of amphibian occupancy.  We are seeking students to initiate their research in Spring or Fall 2017, with the research to be conducted across southern Ontario. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, unofficial transcripts and names of 3 references to: Dennis Murray, Trent University, ( or David Lesbarreres, Laurentian University (

Medical Director – Zoo

Posted on February 16, 2017

San Francisco, CA

The Medical Director is charged with leading the San Francisco Zoological Society’s Veterinary Team.

Salary: DOE

San Francisco Zoo

Apply at:

Deadline is March 15, 2017

For more information: Medical Director Final 2-17

Licensed/license-eligible technician

Posted on January 13, 2017

Bedford Hills, NY

Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics

Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Contact: Laurie Hess, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian),, cell: (914) 450-4281, office: (914) 864-1414,

I am also seeking a licensed/license-eligible technician with previous exotics experience for a full-time position. Looking for long-term relationship for someone to grow with our team.

Salary is $20-24/hr with paid health care (70%) and 1 week of paid vacation after 6 months, 2 weeks in the second year.

This position starts immediately for the right candidate, and candidate must interview in person.


Full-time One-year internship or Two-year ABVP (Avian) residency

Posted on January 13, 2017

Bedford Hills, NY

Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics

Bedford Hills, NY 10507

Position: Full-time One-year internship or Two-year ABVP (Avian) residency

Contact: Laurie Hess, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian),, cell: (914) 450-4281, office: (914) 864-1414,

Position starts 7/17

2-year residency (or 1-year internship) in all-avian/exotics, AAHA-accredited, paperless, 3-vet practice in beautiful suburb in Westchester County, NY, approx 40 mi north of NYC. Very safe area to live, and practice will guide new employee in where to obtain housing.

Full medical/surgical/boarding care for birds and exotics. Very active, busy caseload with a lot of hands-on training. Caseload is 30% avian, 30% reptile/amphib, 40% small mammal.

Practice has digital x-ray, CT, cold laser, ultrasound, endoscopy.


We work with several board-certified specialist including  radiologist, internist, ophthalmologist, dermatologist,  and oncologist, as well as 24-hr ER facility 1/2 mi away that monitors critical cases overnight and handles avian/exotic emergencies under our supervision. Practice has 3 licensed techs, 2 receptionists, 1 assistant, and full-time practice manager and is very social-media savvy.

Internship may progress to residency.

Resident may sit for ABVP (Avian) boards at end of 2-year residency.

Resident will be expected to complete one avian-related publishable project.

Internship pays $30,000

Residency pays $35,000

Both positions have paid healthcare (70%), 2 weeks paid vacation annually, 1 paid CE conference, as well as local CE.

Candidate must interview in person.


Posted on October 31, 2016

Madison, Wisconsin

This is a full time, clinical and teaching position in the Zoological Medicine & Special Species Health Sections within the Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The candidate will primarily participate in the clinical activities of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC) Special Species Health service, including patient care, instruction and supervision of veterinary students, interns and residents, consultation with referring veterinarians and clients. The successful applicant will be expected to provide between 36-38 weeks of clinical service per annum. The annual caseload of the Special Species Service is approximately 1300 cases, with 50% small mammals, 40% birds and 10% reptiles. Additional job duties include: 1) active promotion of the Special Species service within the hospital and in the community; 2) maintaining and building excellent relationships with referring veterinarians; 3) maintaining and building excellent relationships with partners in our outreach program, which includes local and regional zoological institutions and wildlife centers; 4) active participation in in didactic and laboratory instruction of veterinary students; 5) active participation in ACZM resident, and small animal rotating intern, mentoring and training; 6) active participation in weekly didactic rounds, including Zoological Medicine Journal Club, Exotic Animal Morbidity & Mortality Rounds, and Exotic Animal Pathology Rounds. The successful candidate will join the current team of 2 ACZM Diplomates, 4 ACZM residents and 3 licensed veterinary technicians in the UWVC Special Species Health Service.

The UW-Madison campus provides an environment, which encourages research, and the successful candidate will have extensive opportunities to develop and perform individual and collaborative research projects. Requirements for the position include a DVM or equivalent degree. Board certification in the ACZM or board-eligibility is preferred. Candidates who have completed ABVP (Avian, Reptile & Amphibian, or Exotic Companion Mammal) or ECZM residencies and/or are ABVP or ECZM boarded will also be considered. The position is offered as the clinical instructor rank and is available as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

Zoological medicine and surgery Veterinarian

Posted on October 11, 2016

Los Angeles, California

The VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is seeking applications for a zoological medicine and surgery position. Applicants should have a DVM or equivalent degree and be ACZM board certified or eligible. A California license is required.

Individuals applying for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and the personality to deal with a large and varied case load and clientele, including referring veterinarians. We are looking for a personable, happy, charismatic individual with strong inter-personal skills who fits well within our family. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong interest and demonstrated competency in zoological companion animals. Passion to teach is a must.

Our zoological medicine and surgery service is equipped with state of the art endoscopy and surgery equipment. Our patients consist of a diverse representation of taxa, including, but not limited to, birds, mammals, reptilians, amphibians and aquatic animals. We also support local zoos and wildlife centers.

The VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital is a referral center, primary care facility and teaching hospital with 24-hour emergency service. We have a staff of 56 veterinarians with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, zoological medicine and service, behavior and rehabilitation/integrative medicine.

We are located in a 42,000 sq ft state of the art facility The large, 3-level hospital encompasses 9 state-of-the-art surgery suites; including suites dedicated to neurology, orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital has 19 examination rooms, 2 medical procedure rooms, MRI, CT, a medical oncology suite (including our bone marrow transplant center), a radiation oncology suite housing a linear accelerator capable of IMRT, and a large physical therapy/rehabilitation center.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, 401K retirement plan, health insurance, paid vacation and compensation for continuing education.

A current curriculum vitae, letter of intent and the names of 3 references should be sent to: Laila Proença, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, 1900 South Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90025. E-mail:

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.



David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Medical Director

Assistant/Associate Professor position in Zoological Medicine

Posted on September 22, 2016

Urbana, Illinois

The Zoological Medicine Service at the University of Illinois is committed to outstanding service, teaching, and research. The successful candidate will join our existing faculty in providing exceptional service to our clients, as well as high quality patient care for companion and captive zoological species and wildlife received for primary, referral, and emergent visits. The candidate will have demonstrated skill in the clinical care of captive wildlife in the zoological setting, as well as for free-living wildlife. The candidate will take an active role in clinical and didactic teaching of professional students, residents, and interns. Participation in clinically relevant or basic research projects will be expected, with the successful candidate contributing to the scholarly mission of the College through either independent or collaborative research efforts. Percent time dedicated to scholarly activities, clinical service, and teaching will take into account the candidate’s career goals and the needs of the department, but is anticipated to be 40% research, 40% clinical service, and 20% teaching. The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital possesses a comprehensive array of resources in the form of state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical equipment. Opportunities to collaborate with multiple clinical and basic science researchers within the college and university are widely available.

For more information:zoo-med-uiuc-2016

Highly motivated associate veterinarians wanted!

Posted on August 30, 2016

Amelia, Ohio, USA

Seeking exotic pet specialist with small animal skills to manage growing exotic satellite practice. All Creatures Animal Hospitals on the eastern side of Cincinnati, will be  dedicating its most central Cincinnati satellite  practice to exotic patients primarily.   Four other veterinarians from our longer established All creatures hospitals as well as other local practices refer cases to the established  separate facility newcasdociate will work within.  The satellite practice is fully equipped for exotics and small animals.   New associate will have opportunity to work with other area exotic specialists,  rehab groups and  a local developing zoo.  

The greatest advantages we promise are opportunities to expand your veterinary skills and improve your professional knowledge and competence.  Some other things we offer to our new hire veterinarians include::

  • 2000+ Wellness Plan patients makes treatment plans less of a “money talk”, which we all hate.
  • $2500 sign-on bonus available. After 6 months, there is a guaranteed bonus for new associates past the 6 month mark.
  • Our full-time veterinarians usually reach, with production bonuses a six-figure income.
  • Flexible schedule with options for extended leaves.  We want someone who wants to work hard and play hard.

I invite you to visit All Creatures Animal Hospital and see for yourself.

Warm regards,

Dr. Dan Meakin.

More info on All Creatures Animal Hospital

Veterinary Associate with avian and exotics experience

Posted on August 18, 2016

Berlin, Connecticut

Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, located in Berlin, Connecticut is seeking a full-time Veterinary Associate with avian and exotics experience. We are a three-doctor, family-owned small animal practice specializing in avian and exotic medicine and surgery. Our hospital is specifically designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of the wide variety of species we treat, offering digital x-ray, ultrasound, ultrasonic dental, and endoscopy. We are a full service hospital, committed to providing all of our canine and feline patients with the same level of care and respect that we give our avian and exotic patients. Our office hours are MondayFriday 8:00-5:00 and Saturday 8:00-12:00 by appointment only.

For more information about our company, visit us online at Experienced candidates are preferred, but new graduates are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates, please email your resume to our practice manager, Stephanie Veturis, at

Veterinarian, Pet Quality and Education Program Director

Posted on August 10, 2016

Phoenix, AZ


The Director, Pet Quality and Education is responsible for leading the live pet quality and education team at PetSmart.  This leader sets the strategic vision for the team along with supporting the overarching Specialty strategy. Ultimately accountable for reducing live pet loss and health issues in store, this leader works with internal and external partners to develop action plans to improve health standards; to that end, it’s expected that this leader travels to conduct live animal/farm audits throughout North America, and perform additional audits, technical review, and/or safety testing at the home office to ensure safety and quality is maintained.

As the driver of pet education, this position leverages external industry partnerships with regards to zoonotic disease prevention, pet care and ownership, and develops relationships with vendors to comply with Vet Assured Standards.  The Director ensures the education of our pet parents by developing and reviewing educational videos, written materials and training documents for both store associates and the general public, as well as contributing to the policies and procedures for animal care and the training of our associates.

Apply Today:


Essential Functions

  • Develop strategy for Pet Quality and Education team and support development of overall Specialty strategy. Manage Pet Quality and Education team to support initiatives and day to day activities.
  • Assist attending veterinarians with live pet health questions and concerns from stores and pet parents.
  • Develop and maintain external partnerships with groups that help designate PetSmart as a leader in pet specialty, including the CDC, public health and state veterinarians.
  • Oversee store habitat design/functionality and provide information regarding the care of pets housed in the habitat. Coordinate testing and/or recalls using the Live Pet Incident Response Plan.
  • Develop and review educational videos, written materials, training documents, etc for both store associates as well as for the public. Partner with Store Operations on the training of store and field associates and leaders, update policy and procedures, and perform technical review of product labels, claims and store signage.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor degree from an AVMA accredited four-year college or university.
  • Proven history of leadership within a corporate environment (business/retail/merchandising) with experience in live pets, animal health management, public health, and/or government agencies and policy.   Candidate must have experience with the care of Specialty pets and knowledge of Animal Health including, but not limited to- dog, cat, small animal, reptile, and aquatic species.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong project and process management with proven history of managing complex projects
  • Innovative problem solving skills and the ability to conduct multiple tasks simultaneously.  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and to work with shifting priorities and schedules.
  • Ability to methodically and efficiently synthesize large volumes of information from diverse sources to compile data, prepare quantitative and qualitative management reports and present/recommend concepts and ideas
  • Ability to communicate technical information and the business risk effectively

Avian/exotic veterinary technician

Posted on August 2, 2016

Charleston, SC

Exotic Vet Care seeks experienced veterinary technician to join our team.  Maturity, reliability, willingness to learn, and positive attitude a must.  Avian and exotics experience preferred but willing to train the right individual. Please email resume to for consideration and visit our website for more information about our practice.
Charleston has been rated the top relocation destination in the US. Come join our team in an exciting place to live!

Veterinary Tech

Posted on July 25, 2016

Madison, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Position Vacancy ID: 99328
Posted Title(s): VETERINARY TECH 3(35303) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARY TECH 1(35301)

Position Description
Title Specifications
Job Summary:

This is an objective level position providing specialized technical support to the daily operational needs of the Special Species Health Service within the Small Animal Area of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC). This position is expected to be at least 50% based in the Special Species Health Service, and the possibility to expand employment to 100% within the Special Species Service or other services within the Small Animal Area of the UWVC is available. Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in avian and exotic animals medicine and prior experience with exotic animals is strongly preferred. The position requires initiative to independently follow through with technical responsibilities. Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterity to perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

1) Oversees daily receiving schedules, provides assistance and initiates changes as needed.

2) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specialization to include maintenance of special equipment, instructing others in use and care, assisting clinician and students in procedures.

3) Anticipates needs of clinicians, staff and students during procedures and in primary animal care.

4) Assists in the instruction of professional veterinary students and training of entry level Veterinary Technicians as requested.

5) Contributes to and participates in team building by assisting in problem solving activities.

The work is performed under limited supervision.

A Criminal Background Check Will Be Conducted
A Probationary Period will be Required
Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility to Obtain
Additional Requirements:
Qualified candidate must have working experience with exotic pets (avian, reptiles, pocket pets, wildlife and zoo animals) and domestic species or a strong interest in working with these animals.
Schedule  Comment:
Monday thru Friday with flexible hours between 7AM – 5PM

This is listed with a FTE range: 50% – 100%

Contact Name: Susan Bethke
Contact Phone: 608-890-4533
Contact Email:

How To Apply:
In order to apply, applications must be submitted online at
Please click on the “Apply Online” button to start the application process. You will be asked to upload your current resume and a cover letter that highlights your qualifications relevant to this position.

Application Deadline:
August 20, 2016

MADISON, WI 53706-1100

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Associate Veterinarian Position

Posted on July 11, 2016

South Austin, Texas

AAHA Accredited Small Animal, Avian and Exotic Hospital

We are looking for a full-time associate who is interested in practicing high-quality small animal and avian/exotic medicine. Experience and interests in a variety of pet species is preferred.

Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, full service veterinary hospital that has been providing compassionate care to pets for over 30 years.  We are honored that our practice has received awards for excellence and national recognition by AAHA as “Hospital of the Month”.  We are also proud of our excellent reputation locally and abroad.

Our veterinarians frequently consult each other on case management, diagnostic and surgical techniques. In addition, our technician/technician assistant team members offer a variety of skill sets through available training programs and mentoring from veterinarians and senior technicians.  The hospital facility is spacious, up to date, and excellently equipped for your patient care needs.

We are committed to the highest quality health care possible for our patients and the most caring and considerate treatment of their owners, our clients.  Every staff member is committed to providing the very finest professional, personal, courteous, and caring service in every way possible.

Sounds like an interesting opportunity?  We are located in South Austin the Live Music Capital of the World.  Known for its’ vibrant entertainment with more than 250 music venues, inviting art culture, inspiring cuisine, stunning outdoor settings, and activities.

Westgate Pet and Bird Hospital offers a competitive salary and benefits package:  includes health, insurance; veterinary dues, simple retirement plan and CE allowance.

Please email a resume and cover letter to


Director of Animal Husbandry

Posted on July 5, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland


The National Aquarium is seeking a Director of Husbandry who is responsible for providing leadership of our daily animal care and husbandry operations. Direct reports include the curators of our Rainforest, Fishes-Gallery Exhibits, Large Fish Exhibit and Dive Operations, Marine Mammals, Australia, and Animal Care Center. Responsible for the overall management of our exhibits and the animals that live within them making certain that they receive first rate animal care and welfare, while providing a top quality guest experience that supports our conservation mission. Duties include ensuring appropriate environmental life support operation and maintenance, animal enrichment, collection planning, regulatory and compliance, and permitting.

The Director of Husbandry works collaboratively with the Director of Animal Health and Welfare to provide the long-term health and welfare of our animals, and advocates for their needs in all aspects of the aquarium operation. He/she also works with all departments & facilities to support the aquariums strategic goals and objectives.

Key responsibilities for this role include oversight and operation of Animal Operation Areas, to include, establishing humane, respectful and environmentally responsible husbandry practices in compliance with all state and federal regulations, as well as Aquarium policies and practices. Assuring compliance with the standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Evolving and managing National Aquarium’s Institutional Collection Plan using TRACKS in a way that is consistent with AZA standards. Developing animal collection policies, procedures and training manuals in collaboration with the Director of Animal Health and Welfare and Curatorial staff. Ensure that all permits are in place and all periodic reports are filed with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other regulatory bodies, funding sources and insurance agencies, as required. Establish and manage staffing plans, schedules and budgets for the Husbandry Team. Support the implementation of new exhibits, exhibit renovations and changes, as assigned. Oversee the daily operation of our off site Animal Care Center and participates in the design, and establishment of our new Animal Care and Rescue Center. Maintains knowledge of industry innovations and new techniques through professional meetings and conferences, trade journals and regular communication with professional colleagues. In addition to these key responsibilities leadership and general management are expected through setting the vision for the areas and executes staffing and development initiatives and ensuring world-class output, high levels of contribution, and ownership from team members.

The ideal candidate for this job will possess the following qualifications: minimum 10 years of experience in public aquariums, 5 of which are in a supervisory/management capacity, preferably at an AZA accredited institution. Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology or related field required. Advanced degrees are preferred. Must possess or have ability to obtain a Maryland driver’s license. Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification. CPR/AED, oxygen provider certifications preferred. Must have knowledge of aquatic animal husbandry techniques, aquatic life support systems & operations, animal nutrition and animal veterinary practices. Must be able to work in a team environment and have the ability to accomplish goals by developing effective and knowledgeable teams. As well as excellent observational skills to watch for any signs of illness or injury, monitor eating patterns or any changes in behavior of collection animals.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work, the National Aquarium opened in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization, the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures, it is considered one of the nation’s top three aquaria and has served more than 40 million guests since its opening. Today, the Aquarium builds on a 30-year history of both local and global conservation initiatives to make a difference for species and ecosystems around the world. Through our National Aquarium Animal Rescue program, we directly engage in the rescue, care and rehabilitation of marine mammals and turtles. In addition, we participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues, and in partnership with local, state and federal governments, to advocate for smarter policies. Whether through education, research, conservation action or advocacy, National Aquarium programs provide practical solutions for protecting marine life, our coasts and our oceans. HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing

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