As a Minnesota Zoo Veterinarian, it's about being able to contribute your skills and expertise, grow your career, and help connect people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Your work with the Animal Health team will include:
Establishing preventive medicine programs that reduce suffering, morbidity and mortality and promote a healthier animal collection
Providing high quality veterinary medicine to all sick and injured animals in the collection ensuring professional standards of care are met
Regularly screening and treating for common zoonotic diseases in the animal collection to reduce zoonotic disease transmission for staff and guests
Supporting research to advance Minnesota Zoo-led field and ex situ conservation initiatives and conduct clinical research to improve the practice of veterinary science
Keeping current on the latest techniques and literature in the field of wildlife and general veterinary medicine to ensure staff meet and exceed the standard of care for the animal collection
Licensed veterinarian in State of Minnesota or the ability to become licensed in the State of Minnesota within 6 months of beginning employment
One year of professional level work experience as a staff veterinarian or resident in exotic/wild animal medicine at a zoological park, veterinary college affiliated with a zoo, private practice affiliated with a zoo with large diverse exotic/wildlife clientele (or aquarium), OR at least two years of professional level work experience as a veterinarian in private practice which includes exotic/wild animals as a portion of its caseload
Experience with anesthesia, surgery, radiology, parasite control procedures, nutrition, medical therapy, and post-mortem procedures as applied to an extensive variety of exotic animals
Computer skills with business applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel , etc., sufficient to enter data and create, edit, save, and send e-mails, reports, or other documents
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing sufficient to provide direction and training to staff and guests
Valid driver’s license
The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
How to Apply
Apply online at: Veterinarian Job ID 41409. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
The Minnesota Zoo is a State of Minnesota agency and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer.
Internal Number: 41409
About Minnesota Zoological Garden
The Minnesota Zoo encompasses a 485 acre campus and is home to more than 5,300 animals with about 1.29 million
guests visiting annually. The Zoo is a coordinator of international conservation and breeding programs and is
the State’s largest environmental educator with over 400,000 participants annually. The Zoo’s conservation
programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems and its education programs engage
audiences at the Zoo, throughout our region, and around the world.