Hours

OPEN DAILY
9:30AM - 5:30PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:30PM)

Careers

Lion Country Safari is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Current Employment Positions

Lion Country Safari accepts employment applications for all departments. Please visit our office during normal business hours (9:00 – 5:00 every day) and fill out an application, or fill out an online application for one of the job openings listed below. After choosing a position, you will have the opportunity to fill out an application online.

 

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available.

Veterinary Technician

How to Apply

The Wildlife Hospital at Lion Country Safari is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of full-time Veterinary Technician.  Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, just west of West Palm Beach, Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to over 1000 animals.  The park boasts a 320-acre preserve in which numerous species, including chimpanzees, non-domestic hoofstock, lions, and rhinos roam freely in spacious habitats.  Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants, and reptiles are displayed and provide close-up, interactive experiences for visitors. 

General Job Description 

Under Veterinary supervision the Veterinary Technician’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Providing assistance to the veterinarians in all forms of routine health procedures, field immobilizations, administration of medicine and anesthetics, husbandry, surgery, necropsy, etc. 
  • Performance of in-house laboratory procedures 
  • Preparation of samples to be sent to other laboratories as needed 
  • Maintenance of accurate records, ordering hospital supplies, and inventory 
  • Caring for and observing animals housed in the Wildlife Hospital as needed, maintaining hospital areas in a clean and orderly condition.    Minimum Qualifications 
  • Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program or two years experience as a veterinary technician in a veterinary hospital, zoo or similar facility 
  • Zoological/exotic animal experience preferred 
  • Valid driver’s license    Special Qualifications 
  • Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work  
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays 
  • Willingness to work outdoors, be able to physically lift heavy objects (up to 70 lbs) 
  • Understands the physical and health related risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals 
  • Able to work as a member of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision    DFWP/EOE    Please email or mail cover letter, resume and contact information to:  Elizabeth Hammond, DVM, DACZM  Lion Country Safari   2003 Lion Country Safari Rd  Loxahatchee, FL 33470  561-793-1084 x 2320  vet@lioncountrysafari.com 


Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone: 5617931084