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Feb. 04, 2017
Jun. 04, 2017


Brookfield Zoo,Chicago Zoological Society

Clinical Medicine

Summary: One-year fellowship for veterinary anesthesiologists to gain additional expertise with zoo and wildlife species. The fellow will already have completed an anesthesia residency program and would join CZS for 12 months, learning to apply their knowledge of domestic animals to zoo animals and wildlife.

This fellow position will join the Chicago Zoological Society’s veterinary department as part of the zoo animal anesthesia, analgesia and pharmacology (AAP) program.
The fellow will be trained in the anesthesia and analgesia of a core set of commonly kept non-domestic avian, reptile, fish, primate, carnivore, and hoofstock species. The position will play a key role within the Society’s Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare, serving to actively synergize with other research projects underway in other departments.
This is a full-time position with salary and full benefits. A significant research budget for this position has already been secured, but it will be expected that this position also assist with identifying and pursuing outside funding for additional projects whenever possible. The term of the fellowship is one year (August 2017- August 2018). This position is well suited for a board eligible anesthesiologist who is preparing for the ACVAA examination.

The fellow will join the Brookfield Zoo’s clinical medicine team, which consists of 4 clinical veterinarians (4 ACZM boarded, 1 also ACVAA boarded) an ACVR boarded radiologist and a clinical zoo medicine resident. Support staff includes 7 certified veterinary technicians and 5 other positions.
CZS maintains a 20,000 square foot hospital facility outfitted with the latest medical equipment including an in-hospital CT scanner and a comprehensive in-house clinical pathology laboratory. The hospital is equipped with anesthesia equipment comparable to most specialty referral hospitals, including large and small animal anesthesia machines and ventilators, basic and advanced anesthetic monitoring devices, and blood gas analyzers. Department operations are well funded and dedicated capital funds provide for annual investment in new medical equipment.

This position is responsible for providing clinical anesthesia care and participating in focused clinical investigations and veterinary education programs.
Clinical duties will include anesthetic management of non-domestic species during set clinical time blocks. This position does not include on-call duties.
The successful candidate will also
Plan, participate, and execute research projects in line with the goals of the Veterinary Services Department’s Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Pharmacology research program. Collect and analyze data. Assist with retrospective studies on peri-anesthetic morbidity as requested. Actively synergize with other research projects underway within the Grainger Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare.
Participate in the mentorship and teaching of veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians, including didactic teaching and clinical training.

The requirements for this position include the following:
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an institution accredited or recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association required.
Previous completion of a post-graduate residency program recognized by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Where & How to Apply

Instructions: If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 1341BR.EndFragment

Sathya K. Chinnadurai, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ACVAA , Senior Staff Veterinarian
Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road
Brookfield, IL , 60513
Phone: 708-688-8505
Fax: 708-688-7505