Position Title: Vice President of Animal Health
Department: Animal Care
Direct Report: President and CEO
Responsible for directing all aspects of animal health for the entire living collection of aquatic, marine mammal and terrestrial animals at Mississippi Aquarium including preventative care, diagnostic services and treatments. Establishes quarantine protocols in conjunction with input from Vice President of Animal Care and Conservation and animal care staff. Directly responsible for managing Veterinary team. Researches, establishes and maintains humane, respectful and professional animal health practices that will serve as the standard for the industry. Prepares and manages budgets and works with other Aquarium departments in developing and achieving team goals.
Essential functions of this job described may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
People Management Responsibilities
Staffing and development
Evaluation and recognition
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.