The Wildlife Center of Virginia offers a one-year internship for graduated veterinary technicians seeking further experience in wildlife medicine. The internship starts in June and provides the successful candidate with experience working with injured wildlife native to Virginia. The intern is involved in all aspects of wildlife medicine, including surgery, diagnostic sample collection, radiography, anesthesia, surgery, medical treatments, necropsy, husbandry, record maintenance, telephone consultations, and presentations at rounds. This internship places a special emphasis on veterinary diagnostics and a significant amount of time will be spent performing CBC’s, cytology, fecal examinations, and wildlife parasitology.
The diagnostic intern also assists in instructing veterinary externs, veterinary technician externs, and volunteers in handling and restraint of patients and basic medical and diagnostic procedures.
A living allowance and housing are provided for the year. Further details about the position will be posted on the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s employment opportunities when the hiring process begins each fall. For more information about the diagnostic internship position, please contact our licensed veterinary technician at firstname.lastname@example.org.