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    Summary

    This position is located in the Wildlife Health Sciences Department, National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Institution (SI) located in Washington, DC.  The incumbent, in conjunction with the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, manages all aspects of the veterinary health program at the NZP.

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    Responsibilities

    • Examines, diagnoses, and treats (medically or surgically) collection animals as per veterinary department guidelines and standards.
    • Applies and improves modern methods of wild animal restraint that are safe for the patient and attending personnel.
    • Contributes to and utilizes a complete record system that documents illnesses, injuries, diagnoses, treatments, laboratory results and necropsy findings of collection animals.
    • Participates in the training of veterinary students, veterinary residents, preceptors, graduate students, and visiting colleagues in exotic animal medicine and biomedical research.
    • Keeps informed on current veterinary medical information and new drug developments by monitoring pertinent literature and attending professional meetings, conferences and courses.
    • Initiates, plans and conducts original independent research studies and clinical trials in zoological medicine and surgery.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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