New England Aquarium
  • Animal Health
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full Time Regular

The Associate Veterinarian will report to the Director of Animal Health. This individual is responsible for the veterinary medical care of all animals at the New England Aquarium, Boston, MA, and the New England Aquarium Animal Care Center, Quincy, MA. The Associate Veterinarian will also work with members of the Animal Health Department, Rescue and Rehabilitation Department, Fishes Department, Mammals Department, and Research Department to provide clinical care for invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The clinical caseload includes permanent collection animals as well as sea turtles and marine mammals admitted through the Rescue and Rehabilitation program. 

Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, approximately 40 hours weekly. 


  1. Provides veterinary care for permanent collection animals, and animals admitted via the Rescue and Rehabilitation program.
  2. Collaborates with the Director of Animal Health to develop and provide a complete health care program, with emphasis on preventative medical and husbandry practices; directs specific protocols for preventing and treating diseases in the collection.
  3. Collaborates with the Director of Animal Health to supervise and coordinate Animal Health Department staff.
  4. Educates and directs the Aquarium's animal care and husbandry staff in preventative health care, and is a resource to staff on animal health issues.
  5. Maintains compliance on all veterinary regulatory matters at the local, state, and federal levels, in accordance with AZA and Aquarium policies.
  6. Maintains complete and current medical records in accordance with Aquarium, AZA, and federal regulations.
  7. Collaborates with the Director of Animal Health to coordinate the use of consulting and collaborating veterinarians.
  8. Collaborates with the Director of Animal Health to conduct Zoonotic Disease Training and Controlled Drug Trainings to appropriate staff.
  9. Directs veterinary studentexternship program.
  10. Participates in clinical research programs, and publishes clinical research.
  11. Acts as a spokesperson for the Animal Health Department to the public and media when indicated.
  12. Performs other position-related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD, or foreign equivalents).
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience and one year of aquatic animal experience required.
  • Eligibility to obtain Massachusetts veterinary license required.
  • Eligibility to obtain Massachusetts controlled drug license required.
  • Eligibility to obtain DEA license required. 
  • Eligibility for USDA accreditation to certify health for interstate and international transport required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, public speaking, scientific writing, and computer skills required.
  • Availability to work weekends, some holidays, and occasional early morning or late night hours required.
  • Availability for shared emergency coverage required.

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New England Aquarium is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

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