Marine Mammal Medicine & Pathology Veterinary Internship
The Marine Mammal Center, in collaboration with the University of California at Davis, is seeking a Veterinary Intern to be based in Sausalito, California at The Marine Mammal Center. This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent and previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is desirable. Preference is given to individuals that possess at least one year of clinical veterinary experience. The position is paid ($30,000/year) and includes health insurance and other benefits through UC Davis. Housing is available at no cost to the intern in a unit located within the Marin Headlands, and the house is shared during most of the year with veterinary residents, researchers, and student externs. The position is for a one-year term, with the possibility of a second year.
Founded in 1975, The Marine Mammal Center is an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital that advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. Each year The Center treats 600 – 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals with the goal of rehabilitation and release. The Center collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world. We are a corps of dedicated volunteers and an engaged community, and are proud to be an equal opportunity, non-profit employer.
Location of Internship
Main Hospital in Sausalito, CA with potential opportunities to work at our satellite facilities.
The Marine Mammal Center Veterinary Science department includes multiple full time veterinarians and veterinary technicians, a pathologist, and research and rescue staff. This position reports to the Director of Veterinary Science with day-to-day supervision by the Staff Veterinarian and also works closely with the entire Veterinary Science team. The Veterinary Intern’s responsibilities include providing medical management and care of a large number of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds), performing post mortem examinations, sample collection for various research projects, and record keeping. A research project and paper or case report is expected to be completed during the internship.
The position is for a one-year term, with the possibility of a second year.
Work schedule must be flexible and may include evening shifts, weekends, and holidays.
The weekly schedule of the internship will consist of:
- 1 Day a Week: Participating on an Animal Care Crew helping with the husbandry and care of animals on site
- 1 Day a Week: Alternating each week between the Clinical Lab and Necropsy
- 1-3 Days a Week: Participating in Clinical Rotations: This includes exams, procedures, sedation and anesthesia (This is variable depending on additional opportunities.)
Once accepted into the program you will receive a more detailed schedule
Additional Internship Opportunities
Additional opportunities may include traveling down to our satellite facilities, Monterey Bay Operations in Moss Landing and San Luis Obispo Operations in Morro Bay. Interns may have the opportunity to work at both of our facilities as part of a 2-4 day trip. (This opportunity would be set up based upon intern’s interest and ability to travel to these locations.) If interested, there is also the opportunity to work or shadow in our education department.
How To Apply
The application period is currently closed. Applications will be accepted in October 2020. Please check back for instructions on how to apply.