Willowbrook Wildlife Center - Forest Preserve District of Dupage County
February 12, 2018
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Type & Experience Level:
Externship - Any experience level considered
This position is designed specifically for one veterinary student and one veterinary technician student. The student will work under the direction of Willowbrook’s Staff Veterinarian and Animal Care team, providing professional medical services to help injured wildlife of DuPage County.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide routine and emergency care to a variety of species of wildlife (avian, mammal, reptile) and administer appropriate treatment
Assist with medical, diagnostic and surgical procedures
Assist with euthanasia and postmortem examinations as needed
Monitoring health of patients; completing medical and procedural records
Assist in checking on maturity, development, and recovery of animals
Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience Required: Current enrollment with completion of the first year (1) of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or current enrollment with completion of the first year (1) of an accredited Veterinary Technician Program (CVT). Background or familiarity with wildlife rehabilitation philosophy preferred.
Dates: May 21st – August 24th
Hours: 40 hours per week (includes weekends and holidays)
Other Requirements: Must have a valid Driver's License; current on tetanus and rabies vaccinations. Subject to Criminal Background Check, Driver's License check, and National Sex Offender Registry Check.
Additional Salary Information: $10.00/hr
About Willowbrook Wildlife Center - Forest Preserve District of Dupage County
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, IL is a large native wildlife rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment to injured and orphaned wild animals. This past year we treated over 10,000 animals! The center also serves as a resource to teach visitors about living with local wildlife via education programs and animal exhibits.