Opportunities and Jobs

This page is intended as a point of contact for those that are seeking exotic animal or zoological positions. The following opportunities are currently available:

Please contact the webmaster if you would like to advertise an exotic poistion, internship or residency on the BVZS website. Opportunities will be placed for 3 months and then automatically taken down.

Cambridge Veterinary Group

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Exotics Veterinary Surgeon to join our team in the beautiful city of Cambridge. We see a wide range of exotics and have vivaria and heated bird cages to accommodate these species as well as extremely competent nurses, trained in husbandry and anaesthesia. We also provide services for a local Animal Training Centre who host a diverse zoological collection. A leadership role would be considered as well as someone who is willing to train our more junior vets. Ideally the candidate would also be happy to see routine dogs and cats.


The position is parttime (hours to be discussed) and includes 6.6 weeks holiday per annum (pro rata), CPD allowance, Birthday leave and Private Medical Insurance. Salary commensurate with experience.Please submit your CV and interest to Claire Ross (Practice Manager)

Two Opportunities for Veterinary Surgeons at the Highland Wildlife Park

Fixed Term Contracts - 6 months and 4.5 years

Uploaded: 3rd December 2020

Reporting to the Head of Veterinary Services for RZSS, you will perform all duties to ensure the smooth running of all veterinary activities for the project, working closely with the Saving Wildcats Project Manager, Ex-Situ Conservation Manager, Field Manager and ex-situ animal team. Following best practice guidance, you’ll be providing the highest standard of veterinary care and animal welfare in support of RZSS’ Vision and mission, aiming to optimise the quality of the visitor experience as appropriate. 


What they’re looking for:

  • A current Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Significant practical experience in a zoo or animal-related environment
  • A practical understanding of current conservation science, zoo biology and animal welfare ethics
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current veterinary zoological techniques and best practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of zoological legislation and best practice
  • Working knowledge of ZIMS
  • Confident presentations skills, e.g. about animals, veterinary care and welfare


This is a full time Fixed Term position where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week, weekend and occasional evening working will be required.


For more information click here for 6 months position and here for 4.5 years position.


Small Animal Exotics Vet Position

The Veterinary Health Centre, Lytham St. Annes

Uploaded: 10th December 2020

Located by the coast in West Lancashire an hour and a half from the Lake District and an hour from Manchester and Cheshire. 


The position is well supported in a clinic with dedicated reptile, avian and Gold Standard rabbit ward. All the necessary equipment to complete exotic work as joining a colleague who has completed and passed the CertAVP (ZooMed) programme.


Required working hours are 3 days a week 8.30 to 7pm, and 1 Saturday morning in 5. There is an out of hours rota, requiring working within the rota, no more than 1 a week.


Website available here: tvhc.co.uk

Applicants please send any enquiries to;

Auckland Zoo Vet Position

Applications close 2nd February 2021

Uploaded: 24th January 2021

Auckland Zoo are currently seeking an experienced Zoo Veterinarian (12-months fixed-term, maternity cover, full-time) to provide clinical zoo/wildlife veterinary expertise as a valued member of the Veterinary Services Department at Auckland Zoo, which is located inside Auckland Zoo’s New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine. The veterinary team of 10+ zoo professionals work collaboratively to deliver positive Conservation Medicine outcomes for the zoo and for external stakeholders. 


This is a 12-month fixed-term (maternity cover) position, starting in April 2021.  The hours of work are 40-hours per week, working on an evenly shared roster as part of a team of four staff veterinarians, who collectively provide 7-day per week on-site cover at Auckland Zoo (including weekends, public holidays and occasional out of hours work).


Access more information and submit an application here.

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