Veterinary Technician Internship
The Veterinary Technician Intern supports the veterinarian in a variety of ways. Interns learn basic medical and diagnostic skills, how to examine animals, and how to administer medication. They assist with surgeries and medical procedures, provide basic husbandry care for a diverse range of animal species, rescue and transport animals, and perform administrative duties. This is an excellent opportunity to learn hands-on about captive, free-ranging, and urban wildlife with an emphasis on humane ethics and solutions.
Part-Time Animal Care Internship – San Antonio – Sherman Animal Care Complex
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation is looking for qualified candidates who are exploring a career path in animal care. Applications are now being accepted for the position of Animal Caretaker Intern at our facility in San Antonio. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. This internship is unpaid and no housing is provided. This opportunity is appropriate for individuals who have an excellent educational background but lack substantial experience in working with animals.
This internship involves significant animal husbandry responsibilities, limited basic medical work, administrative duties (recordkeeping and telephone work), and fieldwork involving rescues, releases, and transportation of native animals. Day-to-day animal care responsibilities include feeding, cleaning cages and monitoring behavior. Other duties include communicating with the public, answering our 24-hour hotline, working with volunteers and staff, and other administrative tasks. WRR: SA Interns will learn daily care, cleaning, feeding and day-to-day operations of WRR: SA. This internship involves substantial physical labor (must be able to lift 50 pounds) and flexibility to work in a variety of conditions and hours. Rabies pre-exposure vaccinations are required. A good driving record and ability to drive manual transmission vehicles is also necessary. Experience driving pickup trucks is also preferable.
Desired candidates are mature individuals with the ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a demanding workload and long hours, and work independently or as a team. Applicants should possess a strong personal work ethic, a high level of integrity and great customer service skills. Wildlife rehabilitation experience is a plus.
Established in 1977, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation receives over 6,000 wild animals per year for rehabilitation and release as well as providing permanent sanctuary for more than 600 resident non-releasable indigenous wildlife, exotic wildlife, farmed, and companion animals. Wildlife Rescue operates a satellite facility in San Antonio (WRR: SA) that serves as a drop-off station for wildlife and companion animals, a media contact, gift shop, education center, and general portal to reach the San Antonio community. This facility works closely with our sanctuary located on 187 acres in Kendalia.