The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) has an opening for a 13-month veterinary technician intern with a start date of June 3, 2019; however, the position will remain open until the right candidate is hired.
Further information about The Wildlife Center of Virginia can be found at www.wildlifecenter.org.
Two licensed veterinary technicians & four veterinarians will supervise the successful candidate. The candidate will be assisted by certified wildlife rehabilitators, & numerous students & volunteers.
To successfully complete the internship the applicant will:
• Pass the IWRC Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators exam
• Present at a state or national conference or submit a manuscript for publication
Opportunities exist to be involved in ongoing conservation medicine research projects as well as interaction with local or allied institutions.
Key areas of responsibility
• Perform diagnostic procedures- radiographs, blood work, cytology & fecal exams
• Monitor anesthesia on a variety of species
• Work as part of a team to complete routine daily patient treatments
• Provide technical support to other hospital staff as needed, including patient admissions & maintenance and completion of daily patient records
• Assist with training students (veterinary & veterinary technician) & volunteers
• Assist with hospital maintenance including autoclaving, cleaning, & inventory control
• Assist with other duties which may include rehabilitation tasks, feeding of orphaned animals, etc
• On-Call duty two nights a week providing advice over the phone for after-hour emergencies, occasional on-site after-hour duty admitting emergency cases.
• Housing will be provided in addition to transportation to & from our student house
• Allowance of $800/month plus monetary compensation for on-call duties
• Two days off per week (working on Saturday, Sunday & some holidays will be required)
• License fees will be paid for by the Center
• Some CE costs will be paid for by the Center IF the applicant presents at the conference
• Be a Licensed Veterinary Technician or enrolled in the final semester of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology program; a passing score on the VTNE is required within 3 months of start date
• Excellent interpersonal skills; team player with the ability to work independently
• Hardworking & efficient with good organizational skills
• Flexible with the ability to adapt to a dynamic environment
• Even-tempered, ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• Positive attitude & a sense of humor
• Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
• Rabies & tetanus vaccinated
• Strong interest in wildlife medicine with well-developed clinical skills
• Proficient in written & spoken English & be comfortable talking to groups
Send application including a CV, letter of intent, and three reference letters to:
Wildlife Center of Virginia
Re: Veterinary Technician Internship
PO Box 1557
Waynesboro, VA 22980