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, download an application (pdf format), fill out our online employment application, or send your resume and application to: Arlene Costigan, Human Resources Administrator Lion Country Safari 2003 Lion Country Safari Road Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Fax: (561) 793-9603
The employment application can be viewed using the current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the current version here.
FT Landscaper with experience in basic landscape equipment – weed eater, edger, chain saws, lawnmowers etc. Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays and have reliable transportation.
Clinical Experience (to be gained during program): Large, diverse collection affords clinical experience with multiple species in a semi-free-ranging setting on ~350 acres. Student will be involved with non-domestic hoofstock field immobilization preparation/participation/research. Large chimpanzee collection, rhinos, lions, and giraffe also highlight the mammal collection. Psittacines, ratites, tortoises, and other bird and reptile species provide opportunities for additional exotic animal experience.
Research: Student is expected to complete a project on a topic of his/her choice. Case-based research is also encouraged.
Allied Institutions: Other large zoos are 30min to 2 hours away. Externship is full-time on-site at LCS.
Responsibilities: Student is involved in all aspects of this zoological park’s veterinary program. Daily assignments include patient care, treatments/cleaning, keeper communications, hospital and equipment upkeep, field procedure preparation and breakdown, assistance with medical records, diagnostic techniques, radiology, necropsy, etc.
Duration: Minimum 8 weeks required.
Application Requests: A completed application form, Curriculum vitae, letter of intent, one letter of reference, the names of 2 people who can be contacted for a reference, 2-3 choices for time slot. An application form can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator as indicated above.
Application Deadline: Students are selected on a first come, first served basis
Class Standing: Fourth year veterinary students preferred, DVM graduates also accepted
Compensation: Minimum Wage
Housing: Arranged by student
Transportation: Arranged by student
Insurance: Workman’s compensation. Must have valid driver’s license
Expenses: None anticipated
TB test/ Vaccinations: Current TB test (within 6 months) and Rabies titer, current tetanus vaccination recommended
Does the program accept international applicants: not at this time
Misc: DFWP/EOE, successful applicant must pass a drug test.
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Hammond
Position (of contact): Veterinarian
Phone: (561) 793-1084 x 2320
FAX: (561) 793-9603