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Veterinary Practice Manager

Posted on September 16, 2020

Firestone, Colorado

Utilizing more than a decade of experience in providing veterinary services, our team at Coal Ridge Animal Hospital constantly strives to create a welcoming, community friendly practice that both pet owners and their pets can trust. Our experienced and compassionate team of doctors, led by Dr. Anita Knudson, enjoy working with the local community to ensure that their pets receive the best treatment and care available and are ready to help you!

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Certified Veterinary Technician

Posted on September 1, 2020

Portland, Oregon

Come join us at Avian and Exotic Veterinary Care! You will be a valued member of a small staff, including Oregon’s only 2 board-certified exotics specialist veterinarians, a zoological medicine intern veterinarian, and 6 CVT’s, veterinary assistants and receptionists. Lead CVT position available and also requires the ability to inspire, direct  and instruct co-workers.

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Veterinary Specialist

Posted on August 18, 2020

Guelph, Ontario

The Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC-HSC) is seeking applications to fill a 2-year contractually limited position as a Veterinary Specialist in the Avian and Exotic service at the Assistant Veterinarian rank.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and should be a diplomate of the American Association of Zoological Medicine or the European College of Zoological Medicine, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian, or Avian and Small Mammal), or eligible for that certification examination. ACZM board certification is preferred. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical medicine with avian and exotic species plus outstanding teaching, communication, and client service skills. Service activities will include the medical management of patients and consultation with other services in the OVC-Health Sciences Centre with limited administrative activities. The service is also supported by one faculty member, 1 intern, and three clinical graduate students (DVSc).

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Associate Veterinarian

Posted on August 17, 2020

Martinez, CA

Associate veterinarian position available for part-time to full-time in a well-established, community servicing practice on the Martinez-Pleasant Hill border in the East Bay.  Oasis Veterinary Hospital is a privately owned, AAHA accredited with ABVP diplomate as medical director.  Our caseload is about 50% dogs and cats and 50% reptiles and exotic companion mammals.  We strive to provide cutting edge care tailored to the individual pet and client’s needs.

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Instructor/Lecturer

Posted on August 11, 2020

Urbana, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites applications for a full-time, 12-month appointment, Instructor/Lecturer in the Zoological Medicine Service within the Companion Animal and Zoological Medicine (CAZAM) section. The service consists of 4 onsite faculty, 2 off site faculty, 3 onsite house officers (2 ACZM residents and 1 specialty intern), 2 off site house officers (2 ACZM residents), and 2 technicians. The Zoological Medicine team delivers core and elective courses across all four years of the professional curriculum, has large and diverse research programs, serves client and institutionally owned animals and the medical needs of injured and abandoned wildlife, as well as delivers educational programs for clients and veterinarians locally, nationally and internationally. The service recently moved into a new clinic with onsite digital radiography, ultrasonography, clinical laboratory space, dedicated receptionist team, surgical suite, medication dispensary and species-specific wards.

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Associate Veterinarian

Posted on July 31, 2020

Pasadena, CA

Exotic Animal Veterinary Center is a 4 ½ doctor, 100% avian and exotics hospital in sunny Pasadena, CA. We are extremely busy and need to add another associate.  We see about 40% rabbits, 20% birds, 20% reptiles, and 20% rodents, ferrets, wildlife, pot belly pigs, hedgehogs, sugar gliders and fish. We practice high quality, highly compassionate medicine. We believe in thorough work ups and cutting-edge veterinary treatments, and we provide intensive care hospitalization. We have a great reputation in the area and get constant referrals from other veterinarians and rescue groups. Our clientele is devoted and caring, and interested in comprehensive diagnostic work ups, proper treatments, and advanced procedures. It is extremely satisfying to work at a hospital where we can treat these special species the way they deserve to be treated and form a gratifying bond with these amazing clients that come from miles away just to see us.

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Exotic Pet or Zoological Medicine Boarded Veterinarian

Posted on July 27, 2020

Tucson, AZ

We are currently seeking an exotic pet or zoological medicine boarded veterinarian for our Tucson hospital location. Tucson is a large upland Sonoran Desert community rich in culture. The Tucson Metro area is just under 1 million people but maintains more of a small to medium town atmosphere. It is nestled between several mountain ranges that offer scenic views and escapes to oak, pine and even aspen trees within an hour of town. Tucson elevation is about 2300-3000ft and the adjacent Santa Catalina Mountains rise to over 9000ft. There is decent summer and winter rainfall with significant vegetation and wildlife in the area. Quality of life is good in Tucson, which is important for people too.

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Temporary Veterinarian

Posted on July 8, 2020

Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Senior Director Wildlife & Science, this position shares responsibility in maintaining the health of the animal collection and supporting research and conservation projects. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Strategic Plan.

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Veterinary Technician

Posted on July 6, 2020

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.

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Avian & Exotics Specialist

Posted on June 25, 2020

Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC

Upstate Vet Emergency + Specialty Care, with locations in Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC, is seeking an Avian & Exotics Specialist to join our amazing team in Greenville. Board certification in either ABVP- Avian/Exotics or ACZM preferred. With specialists in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Emergency & Critical Care, Neurology, Surgery, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Dentistry we strive to provide the highest quality of care for our patients, while maintaining an appreciation for “quality of life” for our entire team. We all enjoy working in an environment that is supportive of individual professional interests, career growth and success. The ideal candidate would be talented, energetic, have strong interpersonal skills, possess a sense of humor and be a contributing member of our existing team. We offer a competitive base salary, CE allowance, benefits and license package.

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Small Animal and Exotic Associate

Posted on June 24, 2020

Las Vegas, NV

Lone Mountain Animal Hospital provides medical and surgical care for dogs, cats and exotic species such as reptiles, birds, rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets, fish, goats and pot belly pigs. In addition to client owned pets, our veterinarians provide veterinary care for wildlife, several local pet stores, animal shelters, and exotic species rescue groups. We are seeking a small animal and exotic associate for our full-service veterinary practice in Las Vegas, NV. Applicants should have an interest or experience in exotic pet medicine and surgery and a desire to practice high-quality veterinary care.

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Associate Veterinarian

Posted on May 26, 2020

Centerville, Utah

Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic is a well-established small animal and exotics hospital located just north of scenic Salt Lake City. We are in Centerville, located at the bed of the Wasatch Mountain foothills. We’ve been the go-to hospital for avian and exotic medicine for the last 20 years. As of now, we have the only two avian board-certified doctors in Utah and surrounding states. We are looking for an associate to join our team.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery

Posted on May 7, 2020

Davis, California

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis is recruiting for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Zoological Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery.

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Avian & Exotics Veterinarian

Posted on March 25, 2020

Charleston, South Carolina

Exotic Vet Care is looking for an associate veterinarian. We are committed to providing cutting-edge, high-quality care for exotic pets and we are seeking a new long-term team member. This position would suit a veterinarian with at least 2 years exotics experience or has ideally completed a rotating internship. We can also guide you through the board certification process if interested. Our modern practice features paperless records, ultrasound, rigid & flexible endoscopy, digital radiography, fluoroscopy, CT scan, in-house laboratory and incubators. Compensation package includes salary based on experience, bonus plan based on production, paid vacation, paid time off, discounted pet care, retirement plan and continuing education funds. We are located just 10 minutes from beautiful beaches and historic downtown Charleston. We are surrounded by amazing outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing. The local veterinary community is a close-knit group that supports each other and meets monthly at local restaurants for sponsored CE dinners. We require an in-person or video interview. If interested, please submit a CV with 3 professional references to jose@birdsandexotics.com

Temporary Veterinarian

Posted on March 13, 2020

Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Senior Director Wildlife & Science, this position shares responsibility in maintaining the health of the animal collection and supporting research and conservation projects. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Strategic Plan.

CANDIDATES MAY BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A WRITTEN AND/OR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION RELEVANT TO THE POSITION.

If interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 2020-04-14 to:

Email: hr@torontozoo.ca

*Please state “Application for Temporary Veterinarian” in the subject line of your application.

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Veterinary Technician

Posted on January 15, 2020

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hiring for both/either part or full-time technicians: requirements include a minimum of an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, successful passage of the VTNE and at least 2 years’ experience.   Experience with exotic species is highly desirable.   Licensing is not available within the State of Utah but we will cover the cost of maintaining a license in one other state.   Salary is commensurate with experience, with a range of $14-20 per hour; we offer medical/dental insurance, CE, and paid time off.   We will cover the full cost of travel for interviewing and assist with moving expenses.

Send resume with references to Dr. Laurel Harris at drlaurel@wasatchexotic.com.

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Clinical or Tenure Track)

Posted on January 7, 2020

Kansas State University

The Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (clinical or tenure track) in Zoological Medicine / Exotic Pet Medicine.  Applicants must hold the DVM or equivalent degree and have completed all requirements needed to take the relevant specialty board examination. Preference will be given to individuals with board certification/eligibility in the American College of Zoological Medicine or other related specialties.

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Director of Veterinary Services

Posted on January 6, 2020

Draper, UT

The Living Planet Aquarium is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Veterinary Services. The Director of Veterinary Services reports directly to the C.O.O. and will work collaboratively with the Director of Animal Husbandry to manage the health and welfare of the animal collection. We are searching for a dynamic, team-oriented candidate that is positive, motivated, and engaging, and will enthusiastically represent LLPA in all aspects of the job.

The Director of Veterinary Services will establish and grow the LLPA veterinary programs to provide excellent preventative and routine medical care.

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Senior Veterinarian

Posted on December 2, 2019

Toronto, ON

Reporting to the Senior Director of Wildlife & Science, this position is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Wildlife Health Centre, co-ordinating the animal health management of the collection, maintaining medical records, liaising with government agencies at all levels regarding animal health matters, developing and implementing science based veterinary research and supervising the veterinary resident training program. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Strategic Plan.

To learn more or apply visit: Senior Veterinarian 2019-11-21

Clinical faculty position in Zoological Exotic Companion Animal Medicine

Posted on November 22, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine invites applications for a clinical faculty position in Zoological Exotic Companion Animal Medicine Service (ZECAM). The position may be offered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, in the Academic Clinician track.

To learn more view the position description:

ZCAM AC Position Description

Associate Veterinarian

Posted on October 21, 2019

Westminster, CA

EARN A GREAT INCOME over 100K!

Now that we have your attention we looking for a 4th associate to join our small animal/ exotic (50/50) animal practice in Southern California.  We are a high quality low volume practice that focuses on medicine and surgery. We are seeking an associate veterinarian that has excellent client communication skills and is passionate about being a veterinarian. Bring a great personality and we will train everything else. We offer a strong mentorship program and encourage career growth! If interested or just curious about all the great things we offer contact Michellerussillo@gmail.com

Visit our website at @ www.westminsterveterinarygroup.com

Director of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinarian with Exotic Experience)

Posted on October 18, 2019

San Diego, CA but open to San Antonio, TX

Petco is seeking a Director of Veterinary Medicine to promote the company initiative that ‘Animals Come First’ through the immediate and effective resolution of animal issues as they arise. This position will develop and implement long-term measures to improve animal care and management through effective education of partners and customers. The purpose of this position is to improve the quality of animals arriving at stores, enhance and maintain animal health conditions while at the stores, and improve customer satisfaction with animals and supplies post sale.

Excellent Benefits including:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous vacation allowance
  • Petco Store and Hospital Discount

Job Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Partner with CMO to develop and implement vendor certification program including feasibility assessment, site visits, training of auditors, and working with vendors to direct corrective actions.
  • Provide direction to Performance and Learning with the development and implementation of partner Training initiatives and materials as they pertain to animal health and care issues, including evaluating the results of training programs and recommending future enhancements.
  • Assist operations through store visits and infrastructure assessment by providing regular review and evaluation of care sheets, training materials, Policies & Procedures and Planograms pertaining to animal care and presentation.
  • Act as advisor to management regarding ways to identify and comply with laws. Assist in the development and maintenance of animal care sheets and act as liaison between stores and Animal Control or Public Health officials.
  • Identify recurring animal issues and develop and implement long-term solutions through the use of animal incident reports, visitation reports, and working with vendors and corporate departments.

Requirements and Licensure include but not limited to:

  • Must be a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with accreditation in the United States
  • A minimum of 3 years experience practicing veterinary medicine is required including experience and/or advanced training in the care and treatment of small non-traditional mammals, reptiles, avian and aquatic life
  • A Master of Public Health or experience with public health and zoonotic diseases is desired
  • Two or more years’ experience or training in business management or economics is preferred

Position location: San Diego, CA but open to San Antonio, TX

Learn more about Petco:

With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, education and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy.

Everything we do is guided by our vision:

Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.

The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.

If interested in learning more, please email: Lindsay.Cropper@Petco.com 

To view the full job description or apply to this position, click here

“Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.”

Associate Veterinarian

Posted on October 17, 2019

Lake County, Illinois

If you’re looking for job satisfaction coupled with work/life balance we may be a good fit.

Vernon Hills Animal Hospital (VHAH) is a 4-doctor practice located about 45 minutes north of Chicago in Lake County, Illinois. We treat mostly dogs and cats, along with exotic companion mammals and a large number of reptile patients. Dr. Barten takes care of several nature centers, one of which has a very large collection of spectacular reptiles.

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Associate Veterinarian for Exotics Only Hospital (Signing Bonus)

Posted on October 9, 2019

San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Bird Hospital is an exclusively exotics practice located in San Francisco, CA.  We’ve been located in the outer sunset/parkside area since 1989 and provide care for birds, rabbits, rodents and reptiles.  While birds have always been the foundation of our practice, exotic companion mammals are increasing in popularity…and thus in frequency.

You do not need extensive exotic experience – Drs. Dustin and Marcucci are both Avian ABVP diplomats and are willing to train. Newer graduates will be considered.  However, experience with dogs and cats (or other mammals) provides a good base to launch into exotics.

Exam times are usually 30 minutes (with 15 minute rechecks) and we set aside a 3 hour block for procedures in the middle of the day during the week.  The practice is open 6 days a week – appointments are from 9-6 pm on weekdays and 10-3 pm on Saturdays.

The position is currently part-time (3 days a week) but there may be room to expand in the future.  Initial training or “ramp up to release” will depend on experience level with exotics.

Do you have a special interest you’d like to bring to the practice?  Are you considering becoming board certified?  BABH is always working to stay current and welcomes new skills and ideas.

To apply for this position contact Dr. Marcucci at babybird@bayareabirdhospital.com

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