Marine Mammal Medicine and Pathology Veterinary Intern

Sausalito, California, United States Contract

The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, non-profit employer, is seeking a Veterinary Intern to join our team. The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals— their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.

The Marine Mammal Center, in collaboration with the University of California at Davis has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Intern based in Sausalito, California at The Marine Mammal Center. This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent and previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is desirable. Preference is given to individuals that possess at least one year of clinical veterinary experience. The position is paid ($30,000/year) and includes health insurance and other benefits through UC Davis. Housing is available at no cost to the intern in a unit located within the Marin Headlands, and the house is shared during the busy season with veterinary residents, researchers, and externs. This Intern position is scheduled to start August 1, 2019 and is for a one-year term. 

The Marine Mammal Center Veterinary Science Department includes multiple full time veterinarians and veterinary technicians, a pathologist, and research and rescue staff. This position reports to the Staff Veterinarian and works closely with the entire Veterinary Science team. The Veterinary Intern’s responsibilities include providing medical management and care of a large number of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds), performing post mortem examinations, sample collection for various research projects, and record keeping. Opportunities for field work may be available. A research project and paper or case report is expected to be completed during the internship.

If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter/statement outlining the applicant's goals and interests in aquatic animal medicine.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance.
  3. A current curriculum vitae, limited to 4 pages.

Letters of recommendation can either be uploaded directly below or emailed with "applicant’s name - 2019 Veterinary Intern Program" in the subject line to 

Applications are due no later the Friday, December 7, 2018.

A decision will be made prior to January 11, 2019.

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