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Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Resident Rotation

The Pathology Resident Rotation is an opportunity to for anatomic and clinical pathology residents in established programs to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. Rotating residents will provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consist of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. During their time at the Center, they will be become familiar with marine mammal gross necropsy and histopathology including classic diseases. This position requires at least a minimum of 2 weeks with openings year-round. 

Sausalito, California • minimum 2-week rotation • currently recruiting


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Train and Learn Alongside Our Experts

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning environment.

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We are all one community, compassionate and respectful of each other as we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • We engage in honest, thoughtful communication and remain open to feedback and new ideas.
  • We embrace diversity and bring a positive approach to our work as a team.
  • We take pride in what we achieve together and continually strive to learn and improve.
  • We build trust by honoring commitments, taking responsibility for our actions and assuming good intentions in others.
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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Marine Mammal Center. You can help rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals, educate the public, and so much more.

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