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Veterinary Technician

Employer
Aza
Location
Loxahatchee, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Sector
Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Avian/Ornithology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Lion Country Safari

Veterinary Technician

The Wildlife Hospital at Lion Country Safari is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician. Located in Loxahatchee, Florida (just west of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County), Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to almost 900 animals. The park boasts a 320-acre drive through preserve, that allows non-domestic hoof stock, rhinos, ostriches, and lions (in their own exhibit area) to roam freely. Individual islands are home to siamangs, gibbons and chimpanzees. Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants and reptiles are on display and provide interactive experiences with the guest in our walk-through portion of the zoo. Our facility also includes a water park, small rides for children, a boat ride, miniature golf, a restaurant, and gift shops.

Lion Country Safari Mission Statement: Be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.

General Job Description

Under Veterinary supervision and reporting to the hospital manager, the Certified Veterinary Technician's duties include, but are not limited to the following:

* Aiding the veterinarians in all forms of routine health procedures, field immobilizations, administration of medicines and anesthetics, husbandry, surgery, necropsy, etc.

* Performance of in-house laboratory procedures (i.e., fecals, urinalysis, blood smears, etc.)

* Preparation of samples to be sent to other laboratories

* Maintenance of accurate records and knowledge of ZIMS

* Caring for and observing animals housed in the Wildlife Hospital as needed.

* Maintaining/Cleaning of entire hospital and all equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Lion Country Safari requires Veterinary Technicians to be eligible for Certification in the state of Florida within 6 months of hire.

* Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program

* Achieved a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam

* Two years' experience in a companion, emergency or specialty veterinary hospital (preference to those in a zoo, wildlife or exotic hospital)

* Valid driver's license, and Florida driver's license required within 6 months

Special Qualifications

Lion Country Safari is located in South Florida and the majority of procedures are performed in the field, which requires the Certified Veterinary Technician to load/unload vehicles with equipment on a regular basis.

* Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work

* Must be able to work weekends and holidays (facility is open 7 days a week 365 days a year)

* Willingness to work outdoors in the elements (heat, rain, etc)

* Ability to physically lift heavy objects alone, up to 50lbs

* Understands the risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals

* Able to work well as part of team and individually with minimal supervision.

Benefits

* Insurance coverage (medical, dental, and life)

* 401(k)

* Paid holidays and paid time off

* Performance based increase and review after first 90 days

Employee Perks

* 40% off lunch at the restaurant

* 40% off all retail shops

* Free tickets to Lion Country Safari

* Free tickets to attractions through Florida and discounts for family members

* Free uniforms

DFWP/EOE

Experience Required

2 years

How to Apply

Please email or mail cover letter, resume and contact information to:

Amber Landacre, CVT, RVT, LVT, BS

Lion Country Safari Hospital Manager

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd

Loxahatchee, FL 33470

561-793-1084

Alandacre@lioncountrysafari.com

Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd.

Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Phone: 561-793-1084

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