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-
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.