10:00AM - 5:00PM

(last car admitted into the preserve at 4:00PM)

9:30AM - 5:30PM

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

Join Our Team

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.

Certified Veterinary Technician

The Wildlife Hospital at Lion Country Safari is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician. Located in Loxahatchee, Florida (just west of West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County), Lion Country Safari is a diverse zoological park, which is home to almost 900 animals. The park boasts a 320-acre drive through preserve, that allows non-domestic hoof stock, rhinos, ostriches, and lions (in their own exhibit area) to roam freely. Individual islands are home to siamangs, gibbons and chimpanzees.  Additionally, a variety of avian species, small ruminants and reptiles are on display and provide interactive experiences with the guest in our walk-through portion of the zoo. Our facility also includes a water park, small rides for children, a boat ride, miniature golf, a restaurant, and gift shops.

Lion Country Safari Mission Statement: Be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a fun, family-friendly environment.

General Job Description

Under Veterinary supervision and reporting to the hospital manager, the Certified Veterinary Technician’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Aiding the veterinarians in all forms of routine health procedures, field immobilizations, administration of medicines and anesthetics, husbandry, surgery, necropsy, etc.
  • Performance of in-house laboratory procedures (i.e., fecals, urinalysis, blood smears, etc.)
  • Preparation of samples to be sent to other laboratories
  • Maintenance of accurate records and knowledge of ZIMS
  • Caring for and observing animals housed in the Wildlife Hospital as needed.
  • Maintaining/Cleaning of entire hospital and all equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Lion Country Safari requires Veterinary Technicians to be eligible for Certification in the state of Florida within 6 months of hire.

  • Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association Accredited Veterinary Technology Program
  • Achieved a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Exam
  • Two years’ experience in a companion, emergency or specialty veterinary hospital (preference to those in a zoo, wildlife or exotic hospital)
  • Valid driver’s license, and Florida driver’s license required within 6 months

Special Qualifications

Lion Country Safari is located in South Florida and the majority of procedures are performed in the field, which requires the Certified Veterinary Technician to load/unload vehicles with equipment on a regular basis.

  • Willingness to work overtime and be available for emergency work
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays (facility is open 7 days a week 365 days a year)
  • Willingness to work outdoors in the elements (heat, rain, etc)
  • Ability to physically lift heavy objects alone, up to 50lbs
  • Understands the risks inherent to working with wildlife and zoo animals
  • Able to work well as part of team and individually with minimal supervision.


  • Insurance coverage (medical, dental, and life)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Performance based increase and review after first 90 days

Employee Perks

  • 40% off lunch at the restaurant
  • 40% off all retail shops
  • Free tickets to Lion Country Safari
  • Free tickets to attractions through Florida and discounts for family members
  • Free uniforms


Experience Required

ยท Zoological/exotic animal experience preferred

How to Apply


Please email or mail cover letter, resume and contact information to:

Amber Landacre, CVT, RVT, LVT, BS

Lion Country Safari Hospital Manager

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd

Loxahatchee, FL 33470



West Palm Beach, FL