|Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. Veterinary Student Internship Program Description
|Job Status||Pending Approval|
|Date Posted||Monday, 26 October 2009|
Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
110 Possum Hollow Road
Newark, DE 19711
|Job Description||Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
Veterinary Student Internship Program DescriptionFacility description: Wild avian hospital and rehabilitation center; oil spill response facility. Treat approximately 3500 wild birds annually; accepting birds from a multi-state area. Respond locally, nationally and internationally to oil spills involving wildlife. Hospital facilities include x-ray machine and processor, rigid and flexible endoscope, surgitron unit, nebulizer, and necropsy room. Staff: Two full-time clinical veterinarians; two CVTs, three full-time clinic supervisors and over 100 volunteers active in bird care. Purpose: The Wildlife Veterinary Internship is a 12-14 month post-DVM/VMD training program to provide exposure and experience in native wildlife rehabilitation medicine and surgery under the supervision of staff veterinarians. The primary purpose of the internship is to allow the intern to apply veterinary knowledge and skills to case management in a wildlife rehabilitation center. Program description: 1) The intern is will spend the first few months working directly with the staff to learn the daily procedures and protocols, through the attendance of workshops and hands-on clinical experience. The expectation is that by the six-month mark, the intern will assume responsibility for the majority of the medical decisions and treatment regarding the in-house caseload. The intern may also be asked to assist with the medical care of animals received during oil spill responses.2) Areas of instruction and subsequent responsibilities include: assisting with the operation of the clinic; daily medical treatments and husbandry care; admission of new patients; routine diagnostic procedures (clin-path, radiology, parasitology and necropsy); common medical procedures; euthanasia protocols and procedures; surgery and anesthesia; caseload management; and human health & safety concerns. 3) The intern will gain teaching experience by assisting with the Introduction to Wildlife Medicine Course taught to the first-year class at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and assisting with the preparation and presentation of continuing education programs for staff, volunteers, and other wildlife rehabilitators.4) The intern will assist in any on-going research projects. Duration: One year, beginning 1-15 June and ending 31 May -14 June; work approximately 40 - 50 hrs (five days)/week; 8 weeks of out-rotation, two of which may be vacation, plus 5 floating holidays and 4 days to attend CE seminars/conference (in addition to required time at NWRA conference) Compensation: $24,000/12mo. or $28,000/14mo. Tri-State Health Insurance (co-pay by employee) and Workman’s compensation benefits; SIMPLE IRA if eligible; Up to $1,000 towards travel expenses to attend NWRA and other CE. Travel expenses will be paid if the intern is asked to assist with an oil spill response, and additional compensation (paid time off) may be provided if extra hours or workdays are required during this type of emergency. Location: Newark, Delaware; 40 minutes from Philadelphia, 70 minutes from Baltimore, 2 hours from Washington, D.C. and New York City. Qualified candidates should have: Required:
Schulykill Valley Nature Center (a rehabilitation and education center), The Raptor Trust, Philadelphia Zoo, Baltimore Zoo, Mercer County Wildlife Center, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Hawk Mountain, and the National Zoological Park are all within about 2 hrs driving distance.
|Qualifications||1. A VMD/DVM degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine
2. A U.S. veterinary license must be obtained prior to the starting date of the internship; a Delaware veterinary license in desirable, but not required.
3. Some direct experience working with wildlife and associated.
4. Flexible schedule with the ability to occasionally work nights or emergencies, and respond to oil spills.
5. Good verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills are essential.
6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.
7. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license with no record of major or repeated minor traffic offenses.
8. Current rabies and tetanus vaccines (or adequate titer).
|How to Apply|
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Erica A. Miller, DVM
Contact Phone: 302-737-9543 x116
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