National Marine Mammal Foundation – Relief Veterinarian – National Marine Mammal Foundation, St. Mary’s, Georgia


Job Type: Veterinarian

Work Type: Exotics

Business Name: National Marine Mammal Foundation

City: St. Mary's

State: Georgia

Start Date: 2022-07-01

Contact Name: Barbara Linnehan, DVM

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: (978) 996-7214

The National Marine Mammal Foundation is seeking applicants for a relief veterinarian, to include clinical, on-call, and emergency veterinary services for a U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (MMP) operational site in St. Mary’s, GA. The relief veterinarian will provide marine mammal veterinary support on a scheduled and as-needed basis at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. Relief coverage throughout the year will vary with respect to duration and frequency.

Current veterinary staff consists of one full-time veterinarian, 3 relief veterinarians, 2 full-time and on-call veterinary technicians, and 1 relief veterinary technician.

Primary Responsibilities
Veterinarians in this position provide 24/7 clinical care in cases of illness, injury, or disease, as well as preventative medicine for the MMP’s bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. During scheduled relief coverage, veterinarians will carry out primary on-call responsibility under the direction and/or supervision of a full-time MMP veterinarian.

Applicant Qualifications
Must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s license, and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance.
Must be able to carry 40 lbs, remain standing for extended periods of time, and be comfortable working year-round in pier-side, boat-based marine environments.
Must be able to respond in person for urgent and emergent cases within 2 hours.
Must maintain an active Georgia or Florida state veterinary license.

Educational Requirements
Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine
Minimum 3 years working with mammals
Preference will be given to applicants with previous marine mammal, zoo, and/or wildlife experience.

Applicants should submit the following materials:
Cover letter
Current resume
Contact information for three professional references (at least 2 veterinarians) with current phone number and email address

Applications should be submitted directly to the NMMF website’s Career Opportunities page:

All application materials must be received no later than June 1st, 2022.

The NMMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve and protect life for marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans through science, service, and education. NMMF supports the U.S. Navy’s ability to provide exceptional medical care and training of their marine mammals.

Additional information about the National Marine Mammal Foundation can be found at Additional information about the position may be obtained by contacting [email protected].
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

National Marine Mammal Foundation
The National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) has a mission to improve and protect life for marine mammals, humans, and our shared oceans through science, service, and education.

We achieve our mission through the following actions:
Collaborate with the nation’s top scientists and institutions to translate our research into applicable medicine and species conservation
Develop education programs to share NMMF research discoveries and expertise
Foster an environment that creatively, effectively, and positively shapes marine mammal medicine, research, training, and education
Conduct research that benefits the conservation and care of marine mammals and the health of humans
Support the Navy’s ability to provide exceptional care and training of their marine mammals
Our vision for the future is to revolutionize the way we think about marine mammals. By embracing the partnership created between human and marine mammal, we can create a sea change in our global approach to scientific exploration, ocean conservation, and public education.

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.