[MARMAM] Veterinary Fellowship- Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Barbara Linnehan Barbara.Linnehan at vanaqua.org
Sat Oct 8 15:55:41 PDT 2016



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Job title: Vancouver Aquarium Veterinary Fellow

Application deadline: December 1, 2016



ROLE OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Staff Veterinarian, the Veterinary Fellow will assist the veterinary staff in providing medical management for a large captive display collection that includes marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and a large variety of native and tropical fish as well as approximately 150 live-stranded marine mammals (mostly harbour seals) which are cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium.



This is a one-year position beginning in summer 2017 for a veterinarian interested in pursuing specialized training in aquatic animal medicine.



As part of the application process, please email: cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, and veterinary transcripts to Demash Kristanto, HR Coordinator, at demash.kristanto at vanaqua.org<mailto:demash.kristanto at vanaqua.org>.

Application deadline: December 1st, 2016. Decisions will be made by Jan 20th , 2017



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Responsible for providing medical management for the captive display collection and live stranded marine mammals by:

* Conducting veterinary duties such as examinations, blood sampling, parasite screening, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, vaccinations and surgeries; * Assisting in the development of the health management program, treatment regimens and emergency medical procedures; * Taking responsibility for treatment of hospital cases; * Keeping up to date records.



Assist the veterinary staff in providing a comprehensive animal health program to the Vancouver Aquarium by:

* Completing regular veterinary rounds;

* Conducting regular physical examinations; * Managing and encouraging routine communication between the veterinary and staff/researchers.



Participates in post mortem examinations of stranded marine mammals under the supervision of a board-certified veterinary pathologist at the provincial Animal Health Centre.



Oversee veterinary externship program

* Assist in the selection and scheduling of visiting externs, researchers, interns and residents; * Mentor and teach visiting veterinary students (12-15 per year).



Complete and assist with research papers or case report by:

* Developing a research proposal;

* Taking samples for various research projects; * Completing research paper for scientific publication.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

* DVM degree or equivalent;

* Previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is a plus; * Individuals must be eligible for licensing in the Province of British Columbia; * At least one year of clinical veterinary experience is required and a small animal internship is preferred.



SKILLS:

* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work in a complex team; * Ability to complete tasks and make sound decisions; * Excellent problem solving skills; ability to think quickly under pressure and high stress; * Strong organization skills (scheduling procedures, examinations, planning logistics for off-site procedures).



WORKING CONDITIONS:

* Job involves constant attention while working with animals for personal safety and the safety of others; * Exposure to animal bites, animal pathogens and chemicals; * Requires lifting medical equipment; * Requires ability to gain access to all animal holding areas some of which are difficult to enter and require ladders and  walking on slippery surfaces; * Requires working rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays and may be on call 24 hours per day.



For further information, please feel free to e-mail Barbara.Linnehan at vanaqua.org<mailto:Barbara.Linnehan at vanaqua.org> Please visit www.vanaqua.org<http://www.vanaqua.org> to submit your online application.



Martin Haulena, DVM, MSc, Dipl. ACZM

Head Veterinarian

martin.haulena at vanaqua.org<mailto:martin.haulena at vanaqua.org>
Barbara Linnehan, DVM
Veterinary Fellow
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Barbara.Linnehan at vanaqua.org<mailto:Barbara.Linnehan at vanaqua.org>


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