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Feb. 27, 2018
Jun. 15, 2018

One year Fellowship

Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo

 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 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 (July
2018-July 2019). 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 (4ACZM 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. Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society has held an international reputation for cutting-edgeanimal care and wildlife conservation that continues today. 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.

The successful candidate will: Provide comprehensive clinical anesthesia and analgesia service for the CZS animal collection, including, but not limited to: induction of anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring, analgesic assessments, post-procedure care, and other related duties. 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.  Represent the Society before other zoos; conservation, professional, and educational organizations; the
media; governmental agencies; donors; and the public in a well-informed, positive, professional and responsive manner. Develop and maintain professional contacts with veterinarians of other zoos, universities and professional organizations, nationally and internationally.
 Compose articles for publication and make presentations to professional organizations as requested.
Write grants to support individual projects and the on-going research program as requested. Other
related duties as assigned.

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.
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills for both formal and informal audience, good interpersonal skills, a high level of energy, be self-motivated, and have a commitment to excellence.
Must have ability to work effectively with various levels of staff and to guide, nurture, and develop staff.
Prior experience conducting research. Strong experimental design and analytical skills. Strong
organizational skills and eye for detail and accuracy. Proficiency in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook required

A valid driver’s license is required on date of hire. If an Illinois resident, must possess a valid Illinois
driver’s license at the time of hire or must obtain one within 90 days of hire. A valid out-of-state driver’s license is required at time of hire for out-of-state residents.
The preferred qualifications include previous authorship of peer-reviewed scientific publications; prior experience teaching at the veterinary student and intern/resident level; and multilingual ability, Spanish fluency, is a plus.

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 1609BR. Use this link for information on this position:   Use this link for information on this position: partnerid=25814&siteid=5163#home For questions please contact Dr. Sathya Chinnadurai Senior Staff Veterinarian 
Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo

Dr. Sathya Chinnadurai , Senior Staff Veterinarian