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Senior Veterinarian

Lion Country Safari
15 Year

To apply for this job, you must have gained 180 months of experience in the same field. Not knowing the salary, you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee work-life blend and flexibility. The company is currently advertising a job opening based in Florida, but is willing to consider candidates from other areas if they meet the required qualifications. Are you considering a internship job? Lion Country Safari might have just what you're looking for. May 4, 2024 is when the job vacancy for the Senior Veterinarian role was released, and it will come to an end on June 1, 2024. The employee is required to be on-site at Loxahatchee , FL , Loxahatchee , FL.

Lion Country Safari

Lion Country Safari opened in the summer of 1967 in rural Western Palm Beach County with dozens of free-roaming lions and a few other species. The drive-through safari park introduced a new concept in zoology and brought the experience of an African game park - then and now, an expensive and time-consuming trip - to families who would otherwise not be able to experience an African safari.

Senior Veterinarian

As the Senior Veterinarian at Lion Country Safari, located in Loxahatchee, FL, you will lead our veterinary team in providing exceptional care to a diverse range of exotic and domestic animals residing within the zoo. Your role involves overseeing the health and well-being of our animal population, collaborating with other zoo departments, and contributing to conservation efforts.
The Senior Veterinarian designs and maintains preventative medicine programs and responds to day-to-day clinical care of sick or injured collection animals and native wildlife.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct routine health checks and medical assessments for animals.
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries, and diseases in various species.
  • Perform surgeries and medical procedures as necessary.
  • Develop and
  • implement preventive health care programs.
  • Lead the quarantine and biosecurity protocols for incoming animals.
  • Manage the animal nutrition program.
  • Collaborate with curators and keepers to ensure appropriate animal enrichment.
  • Oversee anesthesia and sedation procedures for animal examinations.
  • Manage veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and assistants in daily tasks, professional competency, culture, and engagement.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and documentation.
  • Participate in and support conservation initiatives and research projects.
  • Undertake, assign and manage clinical cases as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state/province/country of employment.
  • Minimum of 15 years of clinical experience, preferably with exotic animals.
  • Strong surgical and medical skills applicable to diverse species.
  • Experience in zoo medicine or wildlife rehabilitation is highly desirable.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team of veterinary professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with diverse zoo departments.
  • Commitment to animal welfare and conservation principles.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and participate in on-call duties.
  • 18 years or older
  • Valid FL Driver’s License
  • Pre employment TB screening, Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations are a requirement of this role.
  • Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a good work ethic and make every effort to be at work, on time, and be a team player.
  • Must possess the ability to work alone and unsupervised for extended periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to interact and communicate with the public in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Safety is our highest priority and safety procedures/guidelines must always be adhered to
  • Punctuality and attendance are extremely important to the success of the operations in general as well as contributing to an overall positive team atmosphere
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Board certification or eligibility in Zoological Medicine (ABVP or ECZM) is a plus.
  • Experience in research related to zoo animal health and conservation.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to zoo animal health and welfare.
Additional Requirements:
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
  • Ability to travel occasionally for conferences, meetings, or site visits.
  • Physical ability to perform duties related to animal care and facility maintenance, including lifting and carrying heavy objects.
  • Must possess a good work ethic and make every effort to be on time and be a team player.
  • Must conduct his or herself in a positive manner and always represent Lion Country Safari positively on and off the property.
  • Assists in keeping park neat and tidy.
  • When working in the drive-through preserve; make sure all guests are observing park rules, regulations, and look for signs of distressed animals and report them to Lion One.
  • Follow and adhere to all LCS standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), 401(k) match, entry into 72 Florida Attractions, plus many more

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How to Apply

Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone: 5617931084

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