The UC Davis Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC) is recruiting for the staff position of Care Veterinarian. Under the direction of the Senior Manager – Care Operations of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), this position will coordinate oiled wildlife primary care and processing readiness and response activities both during and between oil spill responses (including training, equipping facilities, and planning for spill response), work in collaboration and coordination with the Field Veterinarian to ensure “best achievable capture and care,” engage in research activities to advance the science behind oiled wildlife care, and actively participate in teaching and public service functions.
- Readiness and Response (70%)
- Provide oversight of veterinary care aspects for OWCN’s Care Operations program.
- Lead in the development, review, and revision of veterinary aspects of care protocols.
- Oversee inventory and maintenance of veterinary equipment and supplies and develop and maintain relationships with vets and techs at OWCN Member Organizations.
- During oil spills, lead and/or manage veterinary efforts in the primary care facility for oiled terrestrial and aquatic birds, mammals, reptiles, and/or amphibians.
- Research (15%)
- Perform research to ensure best achievable capture and care of oiled wildlife.
- Mentor OWCN members in developing research projects and skills.
- Present and publish research findings at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
- Teaching & Public Service (15%)
- Engage in consultations, lectures, workshops, and seminars on wildlife care, medical techniques, and research and represent the OHI, WHC, and the OWCN at various meetings.
- Assist in providing clinical and research opportunities for veterinary students/residents.
- DVM/VMD/BVSc degree (from an accredited school of veterinary medicine) and appropriate federal/California veterinary licenses (or ability to acquire required licenses within 6 months of hire). Be in good standing in any states where currently or previously licensed.
- Experience in the treatment of, and captive husbandry for, free-ranging wildlife.
- Expertise in captive wildlife preventive medicine (population health).
- Knowledge of medical techniques necessary for diagnosis and treatment of disorders of California wildlife (e.g., restraint, anesthesia, phlebotomy, nutritional delivery systems, radiology, etc.)
- Skills to perform basic clinical microbiology, parasitology, hematology, serology, and necropsy, and correlate findings in wildlife species with likely etiologies.
- Advanced skills in diplomacy, oral and written communication, interpersonal communication, translation of medical information into lay terms, and networking/team building.
- In-depth understanding of veterinary medical and animal welfare laws and regulations, the public’s concern for humane care of animals, and the use of animals for teaching and research within the context of those animal welfare laws and regulations.
Position Close Date: 18 December 2020
To apply: Visit http://OiledWildlifeCareNetwork.org/apply
For Additional Information: Please contact Lorraine Barbosa at firstname.lastname@example.org