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WCS Health Programs Job Openings


Paid Veterinary Technician Intern One Year (June 2022-2023)

Bronx Zoo  -- Full-Time

POSITION OBJECTIVE:    To provide excellent care and treatment of animals in the WCS collection.  To support the WCS mission in all its forms. 

EDUCATION:  Veterinary Technician degree; N Y S Veterinary Technician license (or license eligibility or currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary technician program) required. 

EXPERIENCE:  Full time veterinary technician experience in small and/or large animals and/or exotics, with preference given for experience in a zoological institution. 


  1. Animal care: Monitor and treat hospitalized animals. 
    Set up, clean up and assist during and after medical and surgical procedures in the hospital and on zoo grounds.  Perform and monitor anesthesia as directed by veterinarians. 

Assist husbandry staff for animal care and facility functions. 

  1. Diagnostics: Carry out extensive diagnostic testing including, complete blood counts, urinalysis, fecal exams, as well as perform bacteriological, serological and chemical tests as required. 

Preserve and prepare specimens for shipment to other laboratories.

Record keeping on all of the above. 

All aspects of radiology. 

For further details and to apply go HERE  


Veterinary Technician

Location: Bronx Zoo, Wildlife Health Center

POSITION OBJECTIVE:    Assist veterinarians in providing healthcare to animals in the WCS collections and to assist in training professionals, students and volunteers, as part of the health care team.


1.    Perform treatments on and monitor hospitalized animals. This includes preparation and administration of daily medications, record keeping, as well as set up, maintenance, and ability to troubleshoot intravenous catheters, fluids, and constant rate infusions. It also includes feeding and cleaning enclosures of hospitalized animals when necessary.

2.    Prepare for, assist during, and clean up after any anesthetic procedures (including surgical procedures) on collection animals and occasional wildlife animals in the hospital and on zoo grounds. This includes providing anesthetic induction, intubation, monitoring, and recovery of animals as part of the routine medical management of the WCS collection.

3.    Operate digital based radiology system, including portable and stationary equipment. Have ability to position animals for radiographs; ability to accurately configure, label, and archive radiographs. Operate Dental Radiography system.

4.    Assist with maintenance of inventory of hospital medicines and supplies. Oversee re-stocking of medications and supplies in all clinical areas of the health center. Assist with record keeping of controlled substances.
May 2021
5.    Maintenance of Preventative Medicine Program via coordination of dispensing monthly preventative medications and administration of yearly vaccines to collection animals within guidelines provided by Veterinarians.

6.    Perform clinical pathology testing including, manual and automated Complete Blood Count, urinalysis, fecal exams, cytology, point of care biochemical tests, STAT biochemical tests, water coliform testing, and other lab diagnostics as required in a zoo laboratory setting.

7.    Oversee maintenance of hospital equipment.
8.    Assist in training the hospital volunteers.
9.    Assist in training new employees as required.
10.    Perform related tasks and duties as required.

11.    Contribute to and uphold the Society's policies toward Equal Employment Opportunities for women, minorities, veterans, the handicapped and other designated groups.

For more information on qualification requirements and to apply click HERE

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