The extern will be involved in all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation with a focus on sea turtles, native turtles and birds. The extern will assist with husbandry, medicine and surgery and will interface with both our research and education teams. Dr. Norton is board certified in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. The extern is required to have a small project during their stay and at the end do a powerpoint presentation to the staff.
Board certified veterinarian in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Dr. Norton is also the Director. Staff consists of Managers in Rehab, Education, Administration, research, and AmeriCorps and Volunteer programs. Certified vet tech and another vet tech that is attending school currently but has been with us for many years. 2 rehab techs. 5 AmeriCorps members in Husbandry. Also have an education and rehab staff. 31 AmeriCorps members depending on the time of year. Clinic has ultrasound, xray, laparoscopic equipment, bronchoscope, videogastroscope, CO2 and therapeutic laser, ISTAT machine, radiosurgical unit, gas sterilizer and autoclave.
8 to 10 hours per day. 5 days a week. half day on one week end day. Works very closely with Dr. Norton and vet techs and significant exposuree to other staff. see above for more details. Having a car is required.
We try to get a resident on Jekyll island to assist with Housing. Not pet friendly. cost depends on the person agreeing to house the student but typically no cost.