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  • Seasonal Wildlife Rehabilitator/Veterinary Assistant

    Guest Dr. Karra Pierce
    • Employer: Wildlife Center of Virginia
      Location: Waynesboro
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Responsibilities (training provided)

    • Work as part of a team to complete daily patient treatments, including preparation and administration of medication
    • Provide support to other hospital staff as needed, including patient restraint, cage cleaning, cage set up, diet preparation and other husbandry
    • Help with daily center operation and maintenance, including general cleaning, restocking, completion of daily patient records, and autoclaving
    • Maintain treatment and animal care areas to ensure they are clean and organized
    • Assist with other duties, such as rehabilitation tasks, feeding orphaned animals, etc
    • Other duties, responsibilities, and special projects, as requested


    • Minimum of High-school Diploma or equivalent
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and complete them efficiently
    • Experience working with animals is required, experience with wildlife is preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to handle diverse, competing tasks independently, efficiently and flexibly
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Strong commitment to protection of wildlife and the environment
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to lift/carry equipment and animals up to 50 pounds
    • Proof of COVID vaccination and booster (if eligible)
    • Rabies pre-exposure vaccine series and/or titer within the last 2 years are required before starting


    • Weekend and holiday work is required. Schedule will be four 10-hour days per week, but five 8-hour days may also be needed depending on the season and workload, for a total of 40 hours per week. Compensation provided is $14/hour.
    • Start date and end date are flexible for the right candidate, but ideally, the position will run April through August or September.

    How to Apply / Contact

    Send your résumé, cover letter and three references to Dr. Karra Pierce (kpierce@wildlifecenter.org) or mail to:

    Wildlife Center of Virginia

    ℅ Dr Karra Pierce

    P.O. Box 1557

    Waynesboro, VA 22980

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