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PH-Veterinary Fellow

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 7119514020220417 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jul. 29, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Disney Animal Health (DAH) Team works within the Animals, Science, and Environment (ASE) team to provide care for animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (DAK), Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (DAKL), The Seas with Nemo and Friends (The Seas), The TriCircle D Ranch, Castaway Cay, and The Aulani Resort. The mission of ASE is to “Lead Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Care for animals and the environment, Connect people to nature, and Conserve our natural resources”.

The Fellowship is a two-year training position on the DAH Team for a graduate veterinarian to focus on continued development of zoological and aquarium medicine and develop leadership skills within a large organizational environment. This is a 2-year position, with the second-year contingent on performance in the first year.  The Fellow will complete a project that helps support our overall animal health strategy and ASE mission. The Fellow will report directly to the Veterinary Operation Manager and will receive mentorship from other leaders across Disney. 

The Fellow’s responsibilities will include:

  • Clinical case management for our zoo and aquarium animals at DAK, DAKL, and The Seas
    • Averaging four days a week, one night a week on-call, and one weekend a month on-call
  • Completion of a two-year project supporting the collections’ and organizational health; communication of the project results to our partners, colleagues, regulatory bodies, and the zoo profession
  • Development of leadership skills through study, mentorship, and the Disney University.
  • Development of skills in connecting our guests with our mission  

Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree
  • Licensure in Florida within 3 months of hire.
  • Minimum of three years working in a zoo or aquarium or related field.
  • USDA category II national accreditation or become USDA Category II accredited within 60 Days
  • USDA-accreditation in the state of Florida, or eligibility to become USDA-accredited in the state of Florida
  • Commitment to animal care excellence and a passion for conservation
  • Willingness to perform veterinary procedures in a public viewing environment

Required Education:

  • DVM or equivalent degree

Preferred Education:

  • Post- graduate training program as part of minimum of three years working in a zoo or aquarium  
  • Certification or Eligibility for certification in the American College of Zoological Medicine

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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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