Job Opportunity

The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM), offers two paid internships in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at its Wildlife Clinic housed in the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building on Tufts’ North Grafton, MA campus.  

The Wildlife Clinic provides diagnostic, surgical, and professional services for diverse wildlife species native to New England.  The Clinic serves the six New England states.

The intern will spend the majority of her/his time on clinical service.  Duties will include assisting with all aspects of patient care at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic including record-keeping, medical diagnostics, surgery, necropsy and emergency duty. In these activities, interns will assist clinicians on duty in teaching and supervising of fourth year students on rotation in the Clinic.  The intern will have major responsibility for the supervision of the animal health program at the Ecotarium, a small regional zoo.  Interns will be expected to be active participants in daily rounds and to participate in ongoing Clinic research programs.  Interns will also gain teaching experience by assisting Wildlife Clinic faculty with core, elective and continuing education courses.

Candidates for the internship must possess the DVM, VMD or equivalent degree. Applicants must be graduates of AAVMC accredited veterinary schools.  Interest or experience in ecology, conservation biology, wildlife management, pathology, toxicology or related disciplines is a plus. An externship or short working visit prior to application is encouraged.

Candidates should be committed to participating in and fostering close teamwork and must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.

Tufts University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Qualified women, minority candidates and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit the following online to

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest, indicating career goals
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Official veterinary school academic transcript

Important dates:  All applications must be received by November 2, 2018. Selected candidates may be asked to travel to Tufts for a working interview in November and December, with final selection made before January 18, 2019.  The first internship will run from June 17, 2019 until June 30, 2020. The second internship will run from July 15, 2019 until July 31, 2020.

Applications should be submitted online to: or by hard copy or email to:

Flo Tseng, DVM

Wildlife Clinic

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

200 Westboro Rd.

North Grafton, MA  01536

Posting Date 09/27/18
Facility/Clinic Veterinary Internship in Wildlife & Conservation Medicine
Street Address 200 Westboro Rd
City North Grafton
State MA
Zip 01536
Contact Name Flo Tseng, DVM
Email Address


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