VETERINARY INTERNSHIP / RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN AQUATIC ANIMAL MEDICINE AT MYSTIC AQUARIUM
With the assistance of both external and in-house funding, the Department of Animal Health of Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, is sponsoring a one-year internship/research opportunity in aquatic animal medicine.
Applicants for the internship should be graduates of an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certified.
Preference will be given to applicants with graduate degrees and/or postgraduate clinical experience in a practice or internship setting. Entry level familiarity with ultrasound, radiology, and endoscopy systems is expected.
The stipend for the position is expectedto be > $26,000 per annum plus benefits.
The successful applicant will assist the veterinary, research, and husbandry staffs in the diagnosis and treatment of medical cases from the Aquarium's extensive collection of invertebrates, freshand saltwater fishes, reptiles, amphibians, penguins, seals, sea lions, and beluga whales.
In addition the intern will participate in our rescue, rehabilitation, and release program for stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. Collateral opportunities at cooperating area academic, government, and private industry laboratories are possible and encouraged.
The intern may have an opportunity to develop teachings kills by his/her involvement in the Aquarium's veterinary externship program and at informal seminars. The intern will be expected to pursue one or more clinical or research interests and to prepare the results for presentation to our staff and at an appropriate professional meeting as well as for publication in the peer reviewed literature. Past interns have gone on to acceptance into well-recognized graduate/residency programs or employment in the field of aquatic, comparative, or zoological medicine.
Applicants should submit the following material to:
DR. ALLISON D. TUTTLE
STAFF VETERINARIAN MYSTIC AQUARIUM
55 COOGAN BLVD. MYSTIC, CT 06355
1. A current transcript from the veterinary school and any post baccalaureate program which he/she has attended.
2. Three letters of recommendation from individualsf amiliar with the applicant's academic performance and his/her potential in the clinical and research areas.
3. A statement reflecting the applicant's goals in the area of aquatic animal medicine and research.
4. A current curriculum vitae or resume.
Potential applicants who will be in the southern New England area are encouraged to contact us for a tour of our facilities and a chance to meet with our staff. All application materials must be received prior to 01 January 2008. The successful applicant will be chosen and notified by 10 Jan 2008 and must commit to the position within 72 hours.
The internship period will extend ~ from 1 June 2008 through ~15 June 2009. With prior agreement by both parties an additional year in the program may be possible.
Additional information may be obtained by calling Dr. Tuttle at 860-572-5955, or by e-mail at Atuttle@MYSTICAQUARIUM.ORG.
A general orientation to our facility and programs can be obtained by viewing our web page