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Wendy Dox, Executive Director
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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

Veterinarian (Exotic/Companion Animal)

Posted on September 10, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

Petco is seeking an Exotic Veterinarian for our new full-service hospital locations in Las Vegas, NV. These brand-new general practice hospitals will be located inside three of our Las Vegas Petco stores.

The patient caseload for this role will be approximately 25% exotic and 75% companion animal (dogs/cats) while growing the exotic caseload for the practice. We are looking for veterinarians who want to practice autonomous, high-quality medicine while providing excellent patient and client service and fostering a collaborative team culture.

Excellent Benefits including:

  • Work-Life Balance (no emergency, on-calls or overnights)
  • Competitive Salary plus Production Bonus
  • Medical, Dental and Vision and 401k
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Signing Bonus Eligible
  • $3,500 Annual Discretionary Stipend (licenses, CE, memberships)
  • Petco Store and Hospital Discounts

Practice in a State-of-the-Art Hospital:

  • 4 exam rooms and large treatment area
  • Surgical suite
  • X-ray suite
  • In-house lab and diagnostics

Patient-Centered Job Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Provide excellent patient care by performing physical examinations, diagnosing and
treating diseases, and providing preventive care according to patient lifestyle and location on dog, cat and exotic animal patients.
• Perform routine and complex surgical procedures including (but not limited): spays/neuters, abdominal exploratory and mass removals.
• Perform routine and complex dental procedures including full dental examination,
evaluation of dental radiographs, as well as simple and complex extractions and oral surgical procedures
• Develop treatment plans for patients undergoing day hospitalization based on
complete problem-based assessment. Transition patients to overnight care as needed and communicate effectively with referral hospitals in order to ensure continuity of patient care

Requirements and Licensure
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school or its equivalent
• Active licensure as a veterinarian without contingencies in the state in which the hospital is located or ability to obtain by state date
• Current DEA license
• Current Controlled Substance License, if applicable, in state in which the hospital is located or ability to obtain by state date
• USDA Category I Accreditation or completion within two months of hire date
• Must have 1-3 years of clinical practice experience including exotics in previous caseload experience (including species such as avian, reptiles and small mammals)
• Must be willing to see a patient caseload of approximately 25% exotic and 75% companion animals (dogs/cat) with a goal to grow the exotics caseload for the practice
• Must be comfortable performing anesthesia and routine surgeries including but not limited to: canine and feline spays, neuters, mass removals and dentals

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.

ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF AVIAN-EXOTIC MEDICINE

Posted on August 30, 2019

Raleigh, NC

The Department of Clinical Sciences at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor of Avian-Exotic Medicine.

Position Information: The successful applicant will work with a team of clinicians within the Exotic Animal Medicine Service (EAMS). The selected candidate will: 1) Provide high quality effective and efficient patient care for a diverse variety of exotic animal species. Clinical responsibilities will entail all of the duties associated with case management (client and referral veterinarian communication, development of a diagnostic and treatment plan, interpretation of diagnostic findings, implementation of a treatment plan, surgery, post-operative care, development of a home care plan, fiscally responsible management). 2) Participate in the emergency roster. 3) Provide clinical expertise with strong skills in exotic companion mammals, pet pigs, birds, reptiles, and other species such as zoo animals, wildlife, fish, and other vertebrate and invertebrate species.4) Participate in high quality clinical teaching for veterinary students and house officers. 5) Conduct clinical research focused on clinical issues that present in the exotic animal population. The individual will be expected to be a positive and active member of EAMS. Must have strong organizational skills and adaptability to working with multiple species. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a team oriented atmosphere.
Qualifications:

DVM or equivalent degree and completion of all requirements needed to take the American
College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) board examination are required. Candidates must meet requirements for a faculty certificate or regular veterinary licensure in North Carolina prior to starting.

To Apply: For more information and to apply go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/122209.

Clinician-Educator

Posted on August 26, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine invites applications for a standing faculty position in Zoological Exotic Companion Animal Medicine Service (ZECAM). The position may be offered at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, in the Clinician Educator track.  This role will also hold administrative duties as the Head of the Service in the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital.

Candidates must have a veterinary degree and board-certification in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). The candidate will be responsible for didactic, laboratory and clinical teaching of veterinary medical students, participation in patient care, supervision of residents and continuing education for veterinarians and related stakeholders. A minimum of sixty percent (60%) of the allocated position’s time will be devoted to clinical service in ZECAM, with the remaining portion dedicated to scholarly activities such as research, as well as  administrative and school responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Penn Vet’s clinical programs in zoological and exotic companion animal medicine, education and service. The faculty member and Service Head will be expected to manage the zoological and exotic animal clinical caseload (primary care, referrals, and emergency) of the Small Animal Hospital. Supervision of house officers and veterinary students on the management of zoological and exotic companion animal patients, both on clinics and on-call will also be expected.

The successful candidate will enjoy a wealth of opportunities in providing a high quality patient-centered clinical service in a robust academic teaching hospital, and pursuing research in an extraordinary collaborative ‘One Health’ focused environment.  Penn Vet holds extensive collaborations and affiliations with the Philadelphia Zoo, the Baltimore Aquarium, The Camden Aquarium, and the Elmwood Park Zoo, as well as the Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program centered on the New Bolton Center campus in Kennett Square, PA.   This is a unique opportunity to create, lead and integrate a program into the School’s mission of patient care, research and teaching alongside current Penn Vet faculty who support and champion zoological and exotic companion animal medicine.

The Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a specialty-centered and well-equipped academic teaching facility. Its large and diverse faculty and staff, assembled from all over the world, attract one of the largest caseloads in the country. The Veterinary and Medical Schools are in close proximity (within walking distance) providing rich intellectual exchange. The School is located amid a vibrant urban neighborhood that offers an abundance of cultural resources including music, art, theaters, and fine dining (www.upenn.edu/life-at-penn/philadelphia).

Applications will be reviewed until an appropriate candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable but as soon as possible is desired.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a veterinary degree and board-certification in the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM).   A track record of collaborative research is desired.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply electronically via the Penn website. http://apply.interfolio.com/66361

The system will prompt you to attach a letter of intent including a statement of personal goals, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone, and contact information for three references addressed to: Dr Ken Drobatz, Chair – Search Committee drobatz@upenn.edu.

Additional questions may be directed to Sandy LaMonaca – Executive Assistant sandrala@upenn.edu

Veterinarian

Posted on August 26, 2019

Massachusetts

New England Wildlife Centers

The Odd Pet Vet

We are looking for a veterinarian who has a passion for treating non-traditional animals in a non-traditional education organization. 60% of the patients are exotic pets, 30% are wildlife, and 10% are zoo animals;  100% of the job involves educating students of all ages and abilities in natural history, medicine, and care – both in and out of the exam room.  New graduates eligible.

The Centers are two wildlife centers and hospitals in metro Boston—New England Wildlife Center—and Cape Cod—Cape Wildlife Center. Both Centers employ veterinary teams. We train middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, veterinary, incarcerated, and challenged students in care-based science education about wildlife, zoo, and exotic animal natural history, medicine and biology.

Please apply with resume electronically to Greg Mertz, DVM

gerg@newildlife.org

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