Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Closing DateOctober 1, 2020
SPRING (January-May) deadline for applications is October 1st
SUMMER (May-August) deadline is March 1st
FALL (August/September-December) deadline is June 1st
Full-time internship (40+ hours per week)
This is an internship for postgraduate veterinary technicians already working as an LVT, CVT, or RVT with an interest in wildlife medicine. Minimum of 1 year experience in the field is required.
This internship will give you valuable experience in the field of wildlife/zoo medicine. The internship will provide extensive hands on experience working clinically with a variety of exotic and native species. Some of your training responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: field immobilizations, the daily upkeep and cleaning of the veterinary hospital, record keeping and filing, running fecal parasite checks, manual WBC counts and differentials, placing IV catheters and running IV fluids, blood collection using the vacutainer system, filling Rx’s, following DVM /Tech orders, intubation, anesthesia, neonatal care, and wrapping packs and sterilization. You will be working closely with staff and volunteers and must be able to lift up to and sometimes more than 50 lbs. You may also work in varying degrees of hot or cold weather. A valid driver’s license is required.
Education and Pre-requisites
Veterinary Technician LVT, RVT, or CVT, with a minimum of 1 year working as a Vet Tech.
Selected person must provide proof of a negative TB test conducted within 30 days of arrival at Fossil Rim and proof of rabies vaccination (or adequate protective titer) within the year prior to starting the internship at Fossil Rim. This is will be at your own expense.
Please note: If you are selected, a background check will be done prior to your arrival. Fossil Rim is a drug-free workplace and a drug screen will take place the week prior to your internship.
International students must have a J1 or B1 visa before arrival. Fossil Rim will not sponsor or assist with the visa process. Interns cannot come on a visiting visa.
Compensation and benefits
A $300/month stipend (for expenses) and free on-site housing are provided.
Please apply through our website (https://fossilrim.org/career-internships/). WE DO NOT accept applications via email. Click the “Apply for this Position” button, fill out the form, upload the required documents, and click the “Submit Application” button. The application requires a cover letter of interest detailing your background and careers goals, a resume, and the names of three people (with their phone numbers and email) we can contact as professional references.