Ask a Clinician: Gaining Experience in the Animal Science Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Pre-Veterinary Episode

Thursday, Sept 24, 12pm-1pm
  • You need volunteer, shadow, and direct patient care hours but how has the covid- 19 pandemic affected this process? This event is intended for students to get real-world advice and answers from current veterinarians in the field.  Pre-registration is required at the link above. We will send the password to those who have registered.
  • Panelists include:
    Stephanie DeMarco, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
    Jessica Applebaum, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital

    Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ – Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and Certified Veterinary Journalist at California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness (CPAW), Inc.

 

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections- Several Positions Available

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship amongst guests. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos throughout the US.

Expectations for all Positions:
Will support staff and operation. Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed; Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve set goals of ABCC; Be comfortable interacting and speaking with visitors; Be willing to learn and reach competency in caring for multiple bird species; Daily care, food prep, feeding and cleaning of bird enclosures; Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed; Able to work indoors and outdoors; Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs; Must be drug and drama free; Other duties as assigned.

Position: Seasonal Bird Trainer & Educator
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Date: May 15 to September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two professional references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video communicating skills and interest in the position
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Seasonal 2020”

Description:
ABCC has a seasonal bird show trainer and educator position available for the passionate individual with the desire to work with free-flight birds. The position can be renewable and/or advance into additional role. The suitable professional will have the opportunity to learn and work in a team with a focus on freeflight, natural behaviors. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, public interaction and presentation.

Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few.
The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed.  We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred.  Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to receive instructions and open to learning. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred.

Position: Internship: Animal Care and Training
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Session Dates: Session 1: May 30 to June 30, 2020; Session 2: July 1 to Sept 1, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video describing a subject of personal interest
-Student may request for session 1 or 2 when applying.
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship 2020”

Description:
We have two internship sessions available to qualified students this summer. The position is for thirty four hours, five days per week. The position is based on the east coast and may be required to participate in weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred.
The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.
Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few. The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred. Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The qualified student will possess a passion for learning, seeks answers and pursues knowledge and practice of animal care and behavior. Must be comfortable around animals and a variety of free-flight bird species.

Penn Vet Tech Research Lab Position

Penn Vet has a Tech Research Lab full-time position opening.  The laboratory and service is located on the lovely New Bolton Center campus, a large animal veterinary facility, in Kennett Square PA. This in an entry level position, that will provide amazing access to the comparative anatomy and pathology of a variety of animals include large/farm animals, small/companion animals, avian and exotics, as well a proving many interactions with students, interns/residents and professors at the veterinary school. It is a physically active job, but a perfect stepping stone to further training and a career in veterinary medicine, human medicine, or scientific research. Two of our former employees are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Bioinformatics, and the upcoming class at Penn Vet.

For more information please visit: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46719

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC) Summer Internship

Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Internship, Level I: Bird Care & Trainer, 20 hrs/week.
Qualification: Junior or Senior College Student

ABCC has an internship available May 30 to August 30, 2019. The position may work up to four days per week. Five hours per day. Average 20 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover, DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.

The intern will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to learn. Education in animal behavior, wildlife education, biology, animal care or related experiences preferred. Preference given to junior or senior college students.

Responsibilities and qualities include:
-Honest, motivated, and reliable.
-Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed.
-Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve goals.
-Be comfortable working with birds.
-Be comfortable interacting with visitors.
-Be willing to learn handling and training of multiple bird species.
-Daily care, food prep, feeding, and cleaning of bird enclosures.
-Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed.
-Able to work indoors and outdoors.
-Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Be willing and able to travel to offsite programs.
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
-Must be drug and drama free.
-Other duties as assigned.

ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via natural behaviors. As a consequence of the connections, we strive to instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship among visitors with whom we come in contact. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our team includes falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, storks, hornbills and jays to name a few. Our educational free-flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities, and Zoos in the US.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three reference sources to Phung Luu, Director, ABCC at ptluu@msn.com with the subject title “Internship 2019” by 5 PM, May 16th 2019. A short 30 seconds video specifying your interest is a plus. Position available until filled.

Animal Careers Young Adult Conference

Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Brandywine Zoo Education Building
Cost
Members: $25
Non-members: $30

A one-day conference for people aged 14-22 who know they would like to work with animals, but are not sure what direction to go in! Hear speakers from various animal careers, including zoo professionals, field researchers, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, and more who will present on their work and career paths.

Deadline to register is March 27th

 

 

 

Paid internship working with real Blue Hens

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (3 to 4) students the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working with live Blue Hens from the UD flock while getting paid! Student interns will gain hands-on care and handling experience with live Blue Hen chickens, display our UD Blue Hens at home football game tailgates, talk to the public about the birds and the importance of the poultry industry in the state of Delaware, and answer any questions. Additionally, interns will display the birds at Ag Day, and at 2 to 4 UD recruiting/alumni events throughout the year.

Interns will start by receiving training on the history and husbandry of the birds. Interns will then be responsible for the daily care of the birds for the summer and fall, up until the end of the UD home football season. This includes visiting the birds once per day, 2 to 3 times per week to provide feed, clean waterers, and check the temperatures and the overall well-being of the birds. Each visit should take 20 to 30 minutes; students will be paid a minimum of an hour for each visit. Start date is beginning of June 2019 to allow the birds and interns to become familiar with one another.

Interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and golf cart and/or four-wheeler to pull the display trailer to the six UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium.  Interns should be prepared to spend 1 to 2 hours per week during the summer learning about the care, management and history of the birds, while working with the birds to learn how to handle them and acclimate them to the environment for their fall appearances.  Students must commit to working a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours at each of the UD home games.

Interested students should e-mail Prof. Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.

 

 

Summer Internship Opportunity with Animal Ag Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is currently accepting applications for summer 2019. Candidates should have a passion for agriculture, willingness to learn, and excellent oral and written communications skills. Interested candidates, please complete the online application formThe summer application deadline is December 15, 2018.

We offer paid internship positions throughout the year (1 position in spring, 2 in summer, 1 in fall). All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) and based in the Alliance’s office located in Arlington, VA near the Courthouse Metro Station.

Alliance interns assist with social media content production, research of key issues in animal agriculture, media monitoring, legislative tracking, developing reports and member resources and a variety of other projects along with supporting the Alliance team in executing projects like the annual Stakeholders Summit, College Aggies Online, trade show booths, marketing campaigns and more. Interns function as full-fledged members of the Alliance team and will be asked to contribute at a high level to help us achieve our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.

To learn more about the Alliance, visit https://www.animalagalliance.org???.