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The Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the highest standards of animal healthcare and welfare while collaborating with the zoo community to cultivate and share our knowledge. The zoo is home to more than 2,800 animals representing nearly 240 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, and is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In March of 2016, in collaboration with Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the 15,000 square foot Blank Park Zoo’s Animal Health Center was opened. The hospital includes a treatment/triage facility, surgical suite, pharmacy, laboratory, necropsy along with a 6 stall hospital. The hospital is equipped with ultrasonic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic capabilities, along with a new digital radiography system.
Under the direction of the Hospital Manager/Senior Technician, while collaborating with the Senior Veterinarian, the position of Veterinary Technician has a key role in the implementation of preventive medicine programs. The Veterinary Services Team along with the Animal Care Staff, strive to maintain a hospital culture that is based on high quality patient care and welfare. The ideal candidate should emphasize collaborative and teamwork behaviors but have the ability to take initiative and work independently. This person must have good organizational skills and be able to handle multiple responsibilities during routine and/or under emergency conditions.
Supervise, direct, and mentor senior veterinary students and veterinary technician students.
This position requires a variable amount of time spent walking, standing, running, sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, twisting, crouching, and or crawling. Lifting up to 50lbs. The use of all senses (vision, hearing, taste, touch, smell) on a daily basis to evaluate animals. Full use of arms and hands. Ability to operate a vehicle both on and off-site and perform all tasks in variable weather conditions.
Please complete an online application and attach a curriculum vitae that includes a cover letter and references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.