The Marine Mammal Center International Veterinary In-Residence (IVIR) training program

provides marine mammal veterinarians across the globe an opportunity to gain experience in

marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation. It is expected that successful applicants will return

to their pre-existing programs prepared to implement training programs of their own.

This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to

veterinarians that are currently employed with a marine mammal rehabilitation program

or non-profit equivalent. This is an unpaid position. Airfare to San Francisco, CA, as well as

shared housing at the TMMC Guest House located within the Marin Headlands, will be provided

as part of the program. The house is shared during the busy season with other students,

researchers, externs and the veterinary intern. This position is available during the busy

season for three months at a time, either from March-May, May-July or July-September.

The applicant is responsible for completing all required visa paperwork, and is required

to have an international driver’s license.


The Marine Mammal Center veterinary staff includes full and part time veterinarians, three

veterinary technicians, a medical technologist and research staff. Goals of the program include

assisting the veterinary medical staff in providing medical management of a large number of

stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds); performing post mortem examinations, sample

collection for various research projects, and record keeping. Collaborative research is highly

valued at TMMC, and development of a research project, either clinical or using retrospective

necropsy data, is highly encouraged.


If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials:

1. A cover letter/statement outlining the applicant’s goals and interests in the area of

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.

4. Selection of preferred dates (applicants will only be selected during the busy season

(March-September), but slight flexibility in scheduling will be accommodated on a case-
by-case basis


Please submit your application via E-mail if possible:


Subject: 2015 International Veterinary In-Residence Program

Dr. Claire Simeone

Conservation Medicine Veterinarian, The Marine Mammal Center

2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965-2619

Applications are due by Friday, November 28th, 2014. A selection will be made by the first

week in January 2015.


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