Position Title: Associate Veterinarian
Department: Veterinary Services
Reports To: Vice President of Veterinary Services
The Department of Veterinary Services at Mississippi Aquarium is seeking applicants for an Associate Veterinarian. The Associate Veterinarian will provide clinical and preventative health services to the Mississippi Aquarium’s resident animals including dolphins, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, elasmobranchs, invertebrates, and other mammals. In the absence of the Vice President of Veterinary Services the individual will serve as primary clinical veterinarian. The individual selected will have a unique opportunity to aid in the development of a new veterinary program at Mississippi Aquarium. It is essential that the Associate Veterinarian work independently, efficiently, and collaborate with all other departments at the aquarium. The ideal candidate will represent Mississippi Aquarium in a positive light and be enthusiastic and committed to all aspects of the job. A competitive salary, full benefits, continuing education compensation, professional memberships, and MS state licensure are included in the compensation package.
Mississippi Aquarium’s veterinary hospital will include digital radiography, ultrasound, rigid and flexible endoscopy, anesthesia capabilities, and an in-house diagnostic lab. The Animal Research Center (ARC) will have a satellite hospital to serve animals undergoing quarantine. In the future, the veterinarian may also provide support for rescue and rehabilitation efforts. There is potential for the Associate Veterinarian to perform clinical and/or field research depending on the individual’s interest and skill level. The veterinary department at Mississippi Aquarium currently consists of the Vice President of Veterinary Services and one technician.
Additional desired qualifications:
Note: This position will involve exposure to inclement weather, dust, potentially dangerous and unpredictable animals, potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices, toxic chemicals and/or drugs, and zoonotic diseases. Occasional use of protective clothing or equipment will be required. For example, googles, mask, gloves, gowns, and other items as necessary.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: