The Marine Mammal Center, an equal opportunity, nonprofit employer committed to social and environmental equity, is seeking a Veterinary Intern to join our team. The Marine Mammal Center’s mission is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. The Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning experience.
The Marine Mammal Center, in collaboration with the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Intern based in Sausalito, California. This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent, and previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is desirable. Preference is given to individuals who possess at least one year of clinical veterinary experience. The position is paid (approx. $32,000/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 2 miles of the Center’s hospital in Sausalito. The house is shared during most of the year with visiting veterinary residents, researchers, and student externs. This Intern position is scheduled to start August 1, 2022, though will likely require a day or two for UC Davis orientation at the end of July 2022, and is for a one-year term, with the possibility of a second year as a Veterinary Fellow, also based in Sausalito.
The Marine Mammal Center Veterinary Medicine and Science Department includes multiple full-time veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians, a Director of Pathology and Pathology Fellow, and laboratory and research staff, and works closely with our Response and Data teams, as well as other departments. The position reports to the Medical Director and works closely with the entire Veterinary Medicine and Science team.
The Veterinary Intern’s responsibilities include providing primary medical management and care of hundreds of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds), conducting post-mortem examinations and histological evaluation, developing and conducting a research project, collaborating on other research projects, record keeping, teaching veterinary student externs and other visitors, and some field response. A research project or case series report is expected to be completed and submitted for peer-reviewed publication during the internship.
Qualified applicants should submit the following materials:
1. A cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and professional goals in aquatic animal/ wildlife medicine
2. A current Curriculum Vitae (please limit to 4 pages).
3. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance (email PDF’s directly to VetSciAdmin@tmmc.org).
Inquiries can be directed to the following email address: VetSciAdmin@tmmc.org
Applications are due by Friday December 10, 2021. A selection will be made in mid-January 2022.