003P- Seasonal Pre-Professional Veterinary

Job Purpose

This position is designed specifically for a veterinary student or 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

Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire.

Hours:  Mid May-August; 40 hours per week (includes weekends and holidays)

Related Experience:   Background or familiarity with wildlife rehabilitation philosophy.

Special training or other licenses, certification,etc.:  Current enrollment with the completion of the first year (1) of degree in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program from an accredited institution or current enrollment with completion of the first year (1) in degree in Veterinary Technician Program (CVT) from an accredited institution and maintain and be in good standing with the appropriate Illinois professional veterinary licensure. Must have a valid Driver's License; current on Tetanus and Rabies vaccinations.

Skills in: Observing, safe handling, restraint, and transportation of a variety of wildlife; prioritizing and managing multiple tasks; working independently, mature individual capable of making sound decisions quickly; working closely and communicating effectively with others.

Onboarding/Training Requirements:           Criminal Background Check

                                                                         Drivers License check

                                                                         National Sex Offender Registry Check


Application:  Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position.  Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application. 

Equal Employment Policy:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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