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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Zoological/Wildlife Medicine
Rim’s veterinary preceptorship is designed to provide experience in
nondomestic animal medicine with a focus on the application of
veterinary medical principles to semi-free ranging species and
conservation medicine.
Students will be responsible for assisting with case management,
pathology, preventative medicine, rounds discussions, record keeping and
special projects if time permits.

Experience consists of veterinary care and management of 1,000+
specimens of over 40 species held at a 1,700 acre facility (including
free-ranging hoofstock, carnivores, and birds) with a focus on
conservation oriented veterinary medicine.
Students will assist with daily procedures, including immobilization
of semi-free ranging hoofstock. They will assist with anesthesia
monitoring, planning anesthetic protocols. They will get hands on
experience with phlebotomy, IV catheter placement, performing in house
CBCs, McMaster's fecals, dart gun practice.
full time veterinarians and a veterinary technician. Director of Animal
Health has 8 years experience in zoological medicine, Associate Vet has
5 years.
supply students with articles and reading materials on a multitude of
topics, and discuss in informal journal rounds. We have many articles
and books on the computer and in our libraries, and access to TAMU
library for article or book request.
  • Must
    be self motivated, be on time, able to work well with our Animal Care
  • Students should be willing and able to research topics that come up
    with cases.
  • Students may need to help lift large animals, or hike to locate a
    darted animal.
  • Students will need to be able to be outdoors in any
    weather conditions.
  • Specifically, students will help write medical records, assist with
    procedures and monitoring anesthesia; so they will need good writing
    skills and excellent attention to detail.
Students typically work 6 days a week, and there is at least one veterinarian here everyday. 8 x 6hr = 48 hours.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008

Glen Rose, TX 76043
254 898 4240
254 897 3785
Holly Haefele, DVM
Updated: 03/26/12
Glen Rose, TX
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