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Become a Zoo Team Member
The Oklahoma City Zoo offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. Resumes will be accepted via regular mail, hand-delivery, or email.
Please note that we can only accept applications for positions that are currently open. Open positions are continuously updated on this webpage.
The Oklahoma City Zoo residency program is a three-year training program, meeting the criteria of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM). This program provides the resident with medical exposure to the Zoo’s diverse collection of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, consisting of 1,800 animals representing over 650 species. The primary objective of the program is to train post-graduate veterinarians in the specialty of Zoological Medicine, meeting or exceeding the standards established by the American College of Zoological Medicine.
Preparation of candidates for a career in zoological medicine. Candidate should have the ability to sit for the American College of Zoological Medicine examination within two years of program completion.
Development of skills necessary for independent clinical management of zoo species.
Development and refinement of communication and presentation skills to zoo staff, professional colleagues and program mentors.
Familiarization with the biological and physiological characteristics of zoo species.
Familiarization with the disciplines essential to practicing zoological medicine, including nutrition, comparative pathology, epidemiology, captive animal husbandry, behavior, toxicology, and exhibit design.
Comprehensive understanding and adherence to laws/regulations governing care and shipment of zoo species.
Knowledge of the zoo and wild animal medical literature.
Design and completion of investigative research, followed by dissemination of findings in peer-reviewed literature.
Development and application of appropriate and practical preventive medicine protocols in captive zoo animals
Looking for a role in the world of animal conservation? Discover a myriad of employment opportunities on the National Association of Zoos and Aquariums' job listing webpage.
Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to gain experience at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tulsa Zoo. Program applications are available through the Veterinary internship and residency matching program (VIRMP) at www.virmp.org. The next application will be available October 2016.
For more information, contact:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111