[MARMAM] Veterinary Technician Position

Dr. Staggs drstaggs at gulfworldmarinepark.com
Thu May 28 14:33:56 PDT 2015

Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL
United States

1 Position Available

Authorized Administrative Official: Lydia Staggs, DVM e-mail: drstaggs at gulfworldmarinepark.com

Gulf World Marine Park is offering a full time position for a veterinary technician at our facility. The collection includes invertebrates, fresh and salt water fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and domestic mammals, and marine mammals.

Job Description:
* Collect, or assist with collection of, biological samples from husbandry collection and rehabilitation animals.
* Process all samples for evaluation by the Veterinarian or submission to outside laboratories.
* Enter lab results in records for review by Veterinarian.
* Assist Veterinarian with rounds.
* Take and maintain digital radiographs

* Assist with surgical procedures and monitoring of patients during anesthetic procedures.
* Maintain Husbandry collection hospital: all cleaning and organizing of equipment and facility.
* Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
* Maintain biohazardous waste disposal program
* Develop treatment plans according to Veterinarian's directions.
* Administer, or dispense to Husbandry staff for administration, medications according to the Veterinarian's prescriptions.
* Assist with the care and treatment of any animals in quarantine.
* Assist with the medical care and treatment of animals in rehabilitation.
* Assist Veterinarian with necropsies.
* Ensure medical equipment is properly maintained, cleaned and stored after each use.
* Correspond and coordinate with veterinarian regarding animal care, medical procedures and rehabilitation.
* Maintain schedule for collection animals' health assessments and treatment plans.
* Purchase medical equipment and supplies.
* Inventory medical drugs and ensure that all drugs are kept within DEA and USDA/APHIS regulations.
* Assist with marine mammal rehabilitation, acting as primary person responsible for ensuring that procedures are followed for safety, water quality, medical diagnostic and treatment procedures, and diets.
* Comply with safety policies, practices, and procedures. Report all unsafe work practices to supervisor and / or Human Resources.
* Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
* Provide exceptional guest service.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
* Ability to write information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
* Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
* Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
* Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
* Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
* Intermediate personal computer skills, including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
* Ability to collect biological samples from a wide variety of exotic species.
* Ability to work with medical diagnostic equipment.
* Ability to assist in surgical procedures.
* Knowledge of a wide variety of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptile husbandry in a Zoo or Aquarium setting.
* Knowledge of a variety of medications for exotics.

. Good physical condition; able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
* Knowledge of medical procedures and rehabilitation of sea turtles and marine mammals.
* Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations in a Veterinary setting.
* Knowledge of USDA/APHIS regulations pertaining to exotics held in Zoo and Aquarium settings.
* Knowledge of federal and state permits.
* Knowledge of electronic medical records keeping systems.
* Knowledge of Necropsy procedures.
* Ability to give and to follow complex instructions, both verbal and written
* Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays on a schedule that is flexible according to the needs of the animals, veterinarian, and husbandry staff
* Intermediate personal computer skills, including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
* Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 * Ability and willingness to work outside during all seasons and environmental conditions


Salary will be based on experience.

Lydia Staggs, DVM
Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Office:  850-865-6916
Fax: 850-235-8957

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