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Veterinary Technician

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 905246BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jan. 12, 2022

Job Summary:

The experienced zoo veterinary technician 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 busy, 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 ordered 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.
  • 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.
  • Proficient 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.
  • Perform radiography using DR and CR technology. Able and willing to learn the operation of our Vimago and Pegaso CT machines.
  • Proficient in blood collection from mammals, birds and reptiles, with the ability to adapt these skills to a variety of exotic species.
  • Work with zoo keeper staff on behavior training of animals for medical procedures.
  • Familiar with computerized medical record keeping and the ability to become proficient in ZooMR (Zoological Medicine Record Program).
  • 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 technician
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in a zoo or exotic practice working with non-domestic species.
  • Familiarity with basic windows programs.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong inter-personal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with interacting with public and good public speaking skills.

Required Education

  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary technology school. Minimum 2 year program.
  • Certified as a veterinary technician in at least one state with the ability to become certified in Florida within 1 year.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

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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