Veterinary Technician ~

21 de junio de 2005

Veterinary Technician

The Marine Animal Lifeline, a non-profit marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation center seeks a qualified candidate to fulfill a Veterinary Technician opening in the Animal Care Department. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and close when the position is filled.


The Veterinary Technician will assist in: providing day-to-day care of rehabilitating marine mammals; perform routine animal care procedures including blood draws, administration of medications and fluids, physical examinations, etc.; train and supervise volunteers; operate and maintain diagnostic equipment; ensure completion of medical records (including hard copy and computer files); assist in animal necropsies; monitor the 24-hour rescue hotline and coordinate responses; assist in maintaining the water filtration/life support systems, maintain the cleanliness of the facility; monitor inventory of all animal care related items; equipment maintenance; and facilities maintenance.


Marine Animal Lifeline is an extremely busy hospital, handling an average of 400 rescues per year. Summer work hours are long, fast paced, and physically demanding. Ideal candidate will have a current Registered Veterinary Technician License, or equivalent to, have worked in a paid position for 2 years as a veterinary technician (marine mammal veterinary technician preferred). Applicant must be able and willing to work long and flexible hours including weekends, holidays, occasional nights, and be available for 24-hour on-call status to provide after-hours care if needed. Applicant should be self-motivated, well organized, and posses strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Applicant must be able to work independently and within a team. Position requires good physical endurance and strength, with the ability to lift 50 pounds. Applicant must have strong knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in marine mammal stranding response and species identification of pinnipeds and cetaceans. Additionally, the applicant should have the ability to handle and restrain wild marine mammals ranging in size from 20 - 600 pounds

Application materials:
CV or resume
2 letters of reference and contact info

If qualified, send your application material to:

Gregory A. Jakush, Marine Animal Lifeline, P.O. Box 621, Portland, ME 04104 or email to

The Marine Animal Lifeline is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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