The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is currently hiring a self-starting, innovative and outgoing person to fill the position of Veterinarian and Director of Animal Health and Nutrition.
Under limited supervision, manages, supervises and performs the medical and surgical care of all animals for the Toledo Zoo; which involves vaccinating and disbursing preventive medication, evaluating nutrition programs and diet formulations with Curators, conducting clinical pathology evaluations, conducting post mortem evaluations, providing input on animal training, maintain and input medical records, providing input into animal husbandry protocols, conducting biological related research and educating students in the veterinarian profession.
Veterinarian and Director of Animal Health and Nutrition Responsibilities:
- Manages and supervises the medical and surgical care of all animals for the Toledo Zoo. Performs medical and surgical care of all animals for the Toledo Zoo which involves vaccinating and disbursing preventive medication, performing clinical pathology examinations, using diagnostic tools, performing animal surgery, and performing necropsies.
- Sees that 24-hour emergency medical care is provided
- Serves as the Zoo’s attending veterinarian for the USDA Exhibitor’s License
- Develops emergency animal protocols with Curators and Assistant Director of Safety
- Conducts and coordinates medical aspects of institutional animal transfers.
- Communicates and interacts effectively with Keepers, Curators, Veterinary staff, customers, subordinates/trainees, supervisors, consultants, and other vital departments within the zoo
The Toledo Zoo offers aggressive compensation and benefits packages, including bonus potential. Located on the border of Ohio and Michigan, Toledo boasts a low cost of living, several local entertainment districts, and access to well-known Metroparks in both states.
Doctoral degree in Veterinary medicine and five years of experience in the Zoo veterinary field. Must be able to obtain a State of Ohio Veterinary License, USDA Veterinary accreditation and a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License. Must have a valid drivers’ license and be insurable by the fleet insurance carrier. Please submit application and resume with desired salary.
Contact: Alison Bradley