We seek individuals who are mature and have the ability to handle physically and emotionally stressful situations, a demanding workload, long hours, and work independently or as a team. Applicants should possess a strong personal work ethic and a high level of integrity. This internship is a wonderful opportunity for those seeking a career in the animal field. It is always stated to interns that how much you gain from this opportunity depends on how much you are willing to put into the experience. Interns have the ability to learn as much as they want about husbandry, behavior, operant conditioning and enrichment.
CABBR provides Vet Tech Internships for individuals looking to gain experience in the veterinary field. Vet Tech Interns will primarily learn about and perform various animal husbandry and medical duties while working alongside the vet staff. They will have the opportunity to work with our animal care staff a few days during the internship as well!
Some specific internship responsibilities include:
· Observe and monitor health and well-being of animals and maintain detailed observation records as directed
· Admit and assess sick and injured animals and arrange for veterinary assessment/treatment
· Perform laboratory and other diagnostic tests
· Make sure instruments, equipment and supplies are maintained, prepared for use and stocked
· Administer medical treatments following veterinary staff instructions
· Complete general housekeeping tasks
· Complete a research project: study a topic of interest and give a presentation at the conclusion of the internship
Internships are available quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) and applications are accepted year-round. Internships are 12 weeks in length at 40 hours per week. Proof of negative TB test required.
Interns will receive a $50/week stipend PLUS onsite housing.
About Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas. The ranch was founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. And in 2005 the board of directors of The Fund for Animals voted unanimously to memorialize its late, great founder by renaming its flagship animal sanctuary in his honor.
With over 1,400 acres, it is home to more than 900 domestic and exotic animals, many of whom have been rescued from near-death situations such as slaughterhouses, biomedical research laboratories and trophy hunting ranches. Others have been rescued from roadside zoos or were former victims of the exotic pet trade. Still others came from public lands where they were threatened with extermination by the federal government. Bison and cattle, horses and burros, antelope and apes, reptiles and tigers: all have permanent, safe homes at the ranch.
The Sanctuary is also home to the Doris Day Equine Center, which focuses on developing optimum programs to elevate the public perception of horses rescued from cruelty and neglect. We serve as a resource and support system to rescue centers around the country.
The sanctuary is not a zoo but is now open to the public 1-2 times per month for small, prescheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals.