DVM/VMD or equivalent degree
Minimum of five years in the practice of veterinary medicine, with broad experience in large and small animal medicine, diagnostics, anesthesia, dentistry, wound management, surgery, and behavior.
Current DEA registration, or ability to acquire DEA registration.
Commitment to chimpanzee welfare, with a holistic and compassionate approach to balancing the medical, behavioral, social, and psychological needs of patients.
Willingness and ability to develop positive relationships with chimpanzees through participation in other aspects of their care, including routine husbandry procedures.
Experience with nonhuman primate or other wildlife medicine preferred, but not required. Will train the right candidate.
Experience in digital x-ray operations.
Experience in the handling and management of controlled substances.
Practical approach to pathogen control.
Access to or ability to develop a network of specialists in human and veterinary medicine, including but not limited to cardiologists, dentists/oral surgeons, psychiatrists, and radiologists/ultrasonographers.
Experience with positive reinforcement training, and/or an understanding of its application and limitations.
Comfort with speaking to the media and general public.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team of varied backgrounds and experience, including seasoned chimpanzee experts, novice personnel, and research facility partners.