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Clinical Veterinarian

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049771 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted May 18, 2023

Job Summary:

As a Clinical Veterinarian, you will join a dedicated group of professionals working to provide excellent health care for the Animals, Science, and Environment (ASE) populations at Walt Disney World. You will be part of a team of 11 Veterinarians and 24 Animal Care, Veterinary Technician, Medical Records, and Administrative Staff. You will report to the Veterinarian Operations Manager. Our Mission is to lead, care, connect, and conserve. For more than 25 years, the Disney Animal Health Team constantly strives to be a leader in medical care for zoo and aquarium animals. Our veterinary practice continues to evolve and grow with several important principles at its core purpose:

  • Excelling in Animal Health
  • Addressing Well-Being for our Team
  • Serving our Partners in ASE
  • Supporting Organization Health


  • Work in a multi-doctor practice and as a collaborative partner with other teams including Nutritionists and Animal Nutrition Center Managers, Animal Husbandry Keepers and Managers, Water Sciences, Guest Animal Experience, and Science Teams
  • Possess a dedication to excellence in both aquatic and terrestrial health care and a passion for communicating The Walt Disney Company’s conservation message to Guests and Cast Members
  • Have opportunities for interdepartmental project work, clinical and program management-based research, and instructing/training
  • Perform veterinary procedures in a public viewing environment

Basic qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree
  • ACZM board certification
  • Minimum 5 years of zoological and aquatic medicine experience
  • Florida licensure or be qualified to take the Florida State Board examination
  • USDA-accreditation in the state of Florida, or eligibility to become USDA-accredited in the state of Florida
  • Proficiency in basic computer functions necessary to operate in a Windows environment and other technologies or programs including ZIMS medical
  • Schedule availability may include weekends, variable shifts, and holidays

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience at an AZA-accredited facility
  • Breadth of veterinary experience with different animal taxa, emphasis on strong balance of aquatic and terrestrial expertise

Required education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree

If you are interested to be a part of this team of dedicated professionals and leaders that work together to provide excellence in animal and organizational health, please ensure you include a letter of intent along with your curriculum vitae (C.V.).

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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