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Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium


The Veterinarian must have a demonstrated background in aquatic animal veterinary medicine.  The Veterinarian serves as the lead veterinary care provider for all animals within Mote Aquarium and Rehabilitation Hospital.  These animals include but are not limited to elasmobranchs, teleosts, aquatic invertebrates, manatees, river otters, turtles (marine and freshwater), crocodilians, and amphibians.   If the Veterinarian does not currently meet the requirements set forth by NMFS and FWC to provide primary veterinary care for sirenean, cetacean, and/or sea turtles, then the Veterinarian will be mentored in those areas under a qualified regional contract veterinarian until those criteria are met. The Veterinarian will work closely with the Aquarium’s Curatorial team and the Hospitals’ Rehabilitation and Medical Care Coordinator, who supervise the operations of their respective areas.  The Veterinarian’s primary responsibility is to provide exceptional clinical care to Mote’s resident and rehabilitation animals.  Secondary to that, the Veterinarian will be encouraged to engage in conservation and/or research activities. 
General tasks:
On a everyday basis, assist in all aspects of clinical veterinary care and rehabilitation within the Aquarium and Rehabilitation Hospital.  Work closely with the husbandry staff to provide and maintain a complete veterinary care program in line with the modern zoological practices outlined by the AZA and AVMA standards.  The Veterinarian will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the health of Mote’s animal collection including, but not limited to, preventative medicine, diagnosis and treatment of disease, surgical care, and nutrition.   Establish effective testing procedures during quarantine for all animal acquisitions to ensure the health of collection and compliance with government regulations.  Monitor and analyze current husbandry practices as they relate to disease avoidance and develop collaborative solutions with husbandry staff.  Maintain all necessary medical records (using ZIMS), review nutritional records for collection animals and make dietary recommendations.  Evaluate health and safety implications of proposed or existing behavioral enrichment programs.  The Veterinarian will be responsible for use, disposal, and record keeping of controlled substances related to veterinary care.  Perform necropsies of collection/display animals to establish the causes of death and make recommendations regarding the living collection.  Ensure appropriate and timely pre-shipment testing for animal acquisitions and dispositions.  Other tasks not directly related to veterinary care may include participation in the program development process, keeping work areas clean and equipment organized, consulting and educating animal staff and management in areas of health and husbandry, work with human medical experts in educating staff and volunteers concerning zoonotic diseases, writing and implementing Standard Operating Protocols, and other tasks as assigned in collaboration with program managers.  This position will offer the capability to participate in professional development conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. which could involve travel to out-of-town locations.     This position may also have the opportunity to work with animals being maintained at various Mote campuses for aquaculture, stock enhancement, conservation, and scientific research.  However, these tasks would fall subsequent to providing clinical care to the animals within the Aquarium and Rehabilitation Hospital.

practice Required

Licenses and Certifications-Valid Florida Driver's License, or capability to obtain one within 30 days of hireRescue SCUBA Diver certification or the capability to obtain in 12 monthsFirst Aid and CPR Certified or the capability to obtain them in 30 daysCurrent rabies immunization or capability to obtain within 1 month of hireFlorida veterinary license or capability to obtain within 3 months of startingValid DEA License for controlled drugsEducation-Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (aquatic animal focus prefered) practice-Minimum of 3 years' working as an aquatic animal veterinarian at an AZA-certified facility or a full-time residency as an aquatic animal veterinarian at an AZA-certified facility plus a year working independently in such a position. Preference given to those that have at least 2 years practice at authorized education, rehabilitation, or research facility caring for sick and injured sea turtles and manatees.

How to submit the application:

Interested candidates should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume or c.v, and 3) the names and contact information for three references to Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, discapability, protected veteran status or other protected category.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 9413884441
Fax: 9413883927
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