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Veterinary Technician

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10049941 Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted May 19, 2023

Job Summary:

As the Veterinary Technician, you will provide veterinary care and laboratory services to our animal collection here at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by working to ensure the highest quality of clinical support. We are a lively, hi-energy, team oriented practice. This position reports directly to the Veterinary Practice Manager.


  • Assist veterinarians during medical procedures including set up and use of equipment

  • Familiar with the set-up, use and care of equipment and instruments for medical procedures, (this includes but is not limited to endoscopic equipment, ECG, ultrasound equipment, dental equipment as well as video monitoring and recording equipment)
  • Anesthesia (including equipment set-up/use, intubation, monitoring, catheter placement, etc.)
  • Formulate, prepare and dispense medication as prescribed by staff veterinarian
  • Proficient at administering treatment to hospitalized animals and the ability to adapt these skills to a variety of exotic species
  • Provide intensive and critical care including emergency procedures and triage of patients.
  • Perform radiography using DR and CR technology and the willingness to learn the operation of our CT machines
  • Work with zoo keeper staff on behavior training of animals for medical procedures
  • Familiar with computerized medical record keeping
  • Participate in educational presentations to our guests and on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that hospital facility is show ready
  • Participate in team projects and actively participate in accomplishing goals set by the Animal Health Department and the Veterinary Practice Manager

Basic Qualifications:

  • Certified, Registered or Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Florida licensure or be qualified to apply for Florida licensure

  • 3+ years of clinical experience in a zoo or exotic practice working with non-domestic species
  • Proficient in the proper collection, handling and processing of diagnostic samples from birds, mammals and reptiles with the ability to adapt these skills to a variety of exotic species
  • Skilled in clinical laboratory procedures (this includes but is not limited to use of chemical analyzers; manual CBC techniques including differential analysis on mammals, birds, reptiles and fish; perform cytology and parasitology; processing samples to ship to outside labs)
  • Experienced in blood collection from mammals, birds and reptiles, with the ability to adapt these skills to a variety of exotic species
  • Proficiency in basic computer functions necessary to operate in a Windows environment and other technologies, including ZIMS
  • Schedule availability may include weekends, variable shifts, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working at an AZA-accredited facility
  • Skilled in ISTAT and ABAXIS equipment
  • Experience with interacting with public and good public speaking skills

Required Education:

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology school (Minimum 2 year program)

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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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