Spots available: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VET ROOM INTERNSHIP SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR 2019. Please consider applying for our other internship spots.
Description: Assist Vet staff stay organized so that they may be more focused on addressing the needs of the animals in a timely manner. The internship also serves as a training field in which the Vet Room Assistant learns more about the initial assessment and care of the new wildlife admissions. Candidates for this position should be friendly, reliable, flexible, motivated, and capable of multi-tasking.
- Willing to learn and execute appropriate handling and restraint skills for all species
- Identify species for admissions and complete any missing data, i.e. quantity, date, time, etc.
- Make initial assessment of new admissions, i.e. weight, gender, obvious injuries, and alert Vet Staff
- Hydrate any admissions as directed
- Enter prescriptions on the computer and dispense as directed
- Maintain Vet room supplies and cleanliness
- Update animal placement guide
- Help with placement of animals within the guidelines of TWRC Animal Placement Policy
- Complete Opening and Closing Checklists
Vet Room Internship Shifts:
Beginning in Mid-March or April, the vet room operates in the following shifts:
Mon-Thur First (AM) Shift: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Second (PM) Shift 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Fri – Sun One shift only: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Preference will be given to the following applicants
- Those who can start during the spring semester with 1-2 shifts per week.
- Those whose summer availability allows them the flexibility to work any shift day and time.
- Applicants should be currently enrolled in college, pursuing a degree in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, or Pre-Vet; or Graduate classes within the same fields
- Applicants must attend a Wise Owl Training session and be proficient in Wise Owl Training