DVM Associate

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Human Resources
Position Type: 
DVM Associate
Employment Type: 
Zoo & Exotics
Associate/Relief Veterinarian – Blank Park Zoo The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA is seeking an Associate/Relief veterinarian to work 2 days per week and to share after-hours on-call responsibilities with the Attending Veterinarian. The Blank Park Zoo houses over 180 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The Associate/Relief Veterinarian will be expected to be able to assess, diagnose, and treat this wide variety of species, in coordination with the Attending Veterinarian, Veterinary Technicians, Zoo Curator, Area Supervisors and Animal Care Staff. The Blank Park Zoo Veterinary Hospital includes portable digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, surgery, on-site pharmacy, laboratory and necropsy areas. The Associate/Relief Veterinarian will report directly to the Director of Animal Care & Conservation and the Attending Veterinarian. Excellent communication skills are required. Previous experience with zoo and captive wild animal medicine and/or exotic animals is preferred. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing and assessing pest control programs, assisting with the research and development of diets and answering nutrition questions, performing preventative medicine protocols, anesthesia, surgery, and treatment of all species, and supervision and mentoring of senior veterinary students on rotation. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Veterinary Medical College with a degree of DVM, VMD, or equivalent, and licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Iowa. An Iowa Driver’s License is required. Having a controlled substance permit, or the ability to obtain one, is required. Applicants should also be accredited under the USDA’s National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) and able to sign health certificates for outgoing animals. Please send a letter of interest and resume to: or mail to Human Resources, Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50315.
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Position Hours: 
Part Time
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