The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
WHAT MOTIVATES OUR WORK
The ocean is in trouble. From the depletion of fish stocks to increasing ocean temperatures, human activity threatens marine ecosystems that are vital to the health of our ocean and all life on earth. As a critical first responder to these threats, The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education. Marine mammals are ecosystem indicators, and these animals provide insights into human and ocean health threats. Together, we are taking action today to support a network of scientists and stewards to protect our shared ocean environment for future generations.
To advance our mission, we focus our work in three key program areas:
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Marine Mammal Center was founded in 1975 by three local citizens: Lloyd Smalley, Pat Arrigoni and Paul Maxwell. Since then, and thanks to their vision, the Center is now a global leader in marine mammal health, science and conservation and is the largest marine mammal hospital in the world. The Center operates physical locations in Sausalito, Morro Bay and Moss Landing, CA, as well as in Kona, Hawai‘i, and has an annual operating budget of $11.5M. A team of 80 staff and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers make the Center’s impact possible and keep the Center operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
MARINE MAMMAL MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY VETERINARY INTERN ANNOUNCEMENT
The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, non-profit employer, is seeking a Veterinary Intern to join our team. The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
The Marine Mammal Center, in collaboration with the University of California at Davis, has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Intern based in Sausalito, California at The Marine Mammal Center. This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent and previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is desirable. Preference is given to individuals that possess at least one year of clinical veterinary experience. The position is paid ($30,000/year) and includes health insurance and other benefits through UC Davis. Housing is available at no cost to the intern in a unit located within the Marin Headlands, and the house is shared during most of the year with veterinary residents, researchers, and student externs. This Intern position is scheduled to start August 1, 2020 (though will likely require a day or two for UC Davis orientation at the end of July) and is for a one-year term, with the possibility of a second year.
The Marine Mammal Center Veterinary Science department includes multiple full time veterinarians and veterinary technicians, a pathologist, and research and rescue staff. This position reports to the Director of Veterinary Science with day-to-day supervision by the Staff Veterinarian and also works closely with the entire Veterinary Science team. The Veterinary Intern’s responsibilities include providing medical management and care of a large number of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds), performing post mortem examinations, sample collection for various research projects, and record keeping. A research project and paper or case report is expected to be completed during the internship.
If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials with their completed applciation:
Applications are due by Friday December 6, 2019. A selection will be made by January 10, 2020.