Associate Zoo Veterinarian
City of El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX

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Candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school; and one (1) year professional experience in veterinary medicine and surgery practice including exotic animals or wildlife, or completion of internship in zoological medicine. Licenses and Certificates : USDA Accreditation by time of appointment. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners prior to appointment or licensed in another state. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas License within (1) one year of following appointment. Texas Class ā€œCā€ Drivers License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose:
Under the direction of the Zoo Veterinarian, provide high quality routine, emergency health care, and treatment of zoo animals as a professional member of the Animal Health and Nutrition team.

Typical Duties:
Render veterinary care and treatment to zoo animals. Involves: Perform routine and emergency medical care. Conduct preventive medicine including implementation of vaccination, parasite control, bio-safety, quarantine, and other protocols. Direct laboratory preparation of sample tissues for disease identification and prevention. Perform surgery and post-operative care. Conduct postmortem examinations. Maintain detailed records of veterinary care including drug logs. Collaborate with Zoo Veterinarian on review of animal diets, preventative medicine protocols, and animal husbandry and welfare. Conduct specialized veterinary tasks. Involves: Participate in behavioral enrichment, research, and reproduction programs for animals. Perform epidemiological investigations. Provide technical support, information and guidance on veterinary issues. Respond to requests for information on animals, including diets, care, environmental issues and other information. Perform related professional and incidental duties as required. Involves: Substitute, if assigned, for immediate supervisor or coworkers during temporary absences, as qualified, by performing specific duties and responsibilities essential to maintaining continuity of ordinary operations. Attend meetings, conferences and serve on ad hoc committees. Compile data, generate reports and maintain records and files.

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Test information: An evaluation of education and experience will be conducted on qualified applicants. The top 10 applicants who make a passing grade of 75 on the evaluation of education and experience may be invited to participate in an oral examination component of this recruitment. The oral interview examination may be waived if 5 or fewer applicants are qualified.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

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