Job Advert

29th November 2012

The main responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

 Managing all aspects of animal health care within the aquarium, in conjunction with the Curatorial team.
 Maintaining a high standard of veterinary care within the Aquarium.
 Assisting in the general management of the animal collection.
 Developing and maintaining animal health protocols.
 Conducting postmortem examinations and making husbandry recommendations where appropriate.
 Maintaining all medical records and producing reports when required.
 Providing input into animal husbandry, welfare and nutrition.
 Conducting applied clinical research.
 Participating in in-situ and ex-situ conservation projects.
 Staying up-to-date with veterinary medical information and new drug developments.
 Participating in the exchange of information with other zoos and aquariums.
 Assisting in the training and development of Curatorial staff.
 Serving on the Two Oceans Aquarium Ethics Committee.

Requirements:

A Veterinary degree. A post-graduate qualification in Zoological Medicine and experience working in the field of zoological medicine would be an advantage. Salary and working hours are negotiable.
Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organization. The Aquarium reserves the right not to make an appointment in the event that no suitably qualified candidates apply for the position as advertised.

Please submit a two-page C.V. and covering letter to Michael Farquhar, Curator, on e-mail mfarquhar@aquarium.co.za. Closing date for applications is Friday, 21st December 2012
If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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