Employment Opportunities

Paid Positions

Seasonal Front Desk Coordinator (part-time). As part of the Outreach and Education Department, this position serves alongside Front Desk Coordinators as the voice of the Center to the public by answering calls, greeting visitors, and admitting patients. The Wildlife Center is open from 9 am until 5 pm seven days a week. This position is seasonal, from March through September 2023, at about 20 hours per week,  primarily weekend shifts.

Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator/Veterinary Assistant (full-time). The seasonal rehabilitator/veterinary assistant helps the veterinary department with animal care and daily center operations during the busy spring and summer seasons, ideally April - August or September. Responsibilities include daily patient treatments, diet preparation, cage cleaning, patient records, and general cleaning and organization. Please click through to read the full job description, including instructions on how to apply. 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor is responsible for the daily rehabilitation operations in the veterinary department; supervises two wildlife rehabilitators, a wildlife rehabilitation Intern, and rehabilitation externship students; coordinates the Center’s apprenticeship program and externship program; ensures daily care of patients at the hospital; works in coordination with the Wildlife Care Academy to develop and deliver educational content; acts as a liaison for rehabilitators and other contacts outside of the Center.   The Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor is supervised by the Director of Veterinary Services.

Veterinary Technician Internship. The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV) currently has an opening for a 13-month veterinary technician intern with a start date May or June 2022 (flexible start date for the right candidate). The intern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine, including hematology, parasitology, cytology, radiography, anesthesia, medical treatments (restraint, medicating, IV catheter placement, venipuncture, wound care, bandaging, etc.), necropsy, husbandry, nutrition, rehabilitation, record maintenance, telephone consultations, and presentations at rounds.  This internship specializes in veterinary diagnostics, and a significant amount of time is spent performing CBC’s, cytology, fecal examinations, and wildlife parasitology. The intern also helps train senior veterinary and technician students performing externships at the Center.

No phone calls, please! We want to keep the lines open for wildlife emergencies. 

Training Positions [with financial aid]


Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, the Wildlife Center relies on hundreds of volunteers and students to help us help wildlife return to the wild. Please visit our volunteer opportunities or training opportunities pages to learn more. The rehabilitation and outreach staff are currently accepting applications for externship positions. 

Join us in making a real difference in wildlife conservation and the environment.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.