Aquatic Vet 2-Year Internship Available – U. Florida

Veterinary Internship in Aquatic Animal Health

The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine (Aquatic Animal Health Program) and Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (UF-TAL) (School of Forest Resources and Conservation) in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory (MMPL), the Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, SeaWorld of Florida and Volusia County Marine Science Center have developed a two-year post-DVM training opportunity in aquatic animal health. This veterinary internship will provide veterinary experience in the areas of marine mammal medicine, stranding response, public aquarium, zoo, research, and aquaculture medicine.

The position will be available July 1, 2015 and the successful incumbent will spend the first year in a rotating intern program that will be based in Gainesville, Florida with time at the College of Veterinary Medicine with the AAHP faculty, zoo medicine, radiology and anesthesia services as well as the Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Diagnostic lab (WAVDL) laboratory. There will be an emphasis on clinical research development, including molecular diagnostic techniques for their first year research project. There will be also rotations available at SeaWorld of Florida, Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa Fl.), Volusia County Marine Science Center, and the Marine Mammal Path Laboratory, with additional time available at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory and other Florida partners.
Assuming successful completion of the first year of training, the incumbent will be invited to transfer to the Florida Aquarium as the primary base of operations for the second year of training. The intern will be spending part of the training period with the UF-Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory during this time.

During the two year program the intern will also be provided opportunity to participate in the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health program’s teaching, public outreach programs, and health assessments when the duties at Florida aquarium permit.

Basic Qualifications: A DVM or equivalent degree is required. Demonstrated research, pathology experience and a track record in publication of research results is highly desirable. Candidates with demonstrated clinical proficiency with non-domestic species will be viewed favorably. The ability to work well with people of all abilities and backgrounds is essential is essential.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. All of the above must be post-marked by January 25, 2015 to be considered for initial screening. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send applications to Nina Thompson, AAHP Program Assistant, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 100136, Gainesville, FL 32610-0126; phone 352-294-4198, e-mail: The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to review applications until an appointment is made.

A. David Scarfe PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV
Cell: (847) 650-4628

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
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