The cooperative Jane and Marshall Steel Residency Program is operated in conjunction with the University of California, Davis. The first two years take place at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at UC Davis, which provides a diverse caseload, including companion, food, and zoo animals, as well as exotic pets. The final year is spent in Disease Investigations at the San Diego Zoo, where residents obtain more focused exposure to zoo and wildlife species.

Residents participate in the necropsy, biopsy, and cytology services under the supervision and instruction of five ACVP-certified pathologists [link to Mentorship], and may also conduct a research project that makes scholarly use of diagnostic materials. The residency includes a stipend and excellent benefits, attendance at scientific meetings, and generous annual leave. All necropsy attire and laundry are provided. Work schedules rotate and include weekend duty.

For additional information and to apply: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/pmi/opportunities/resprogram_zoo_wildlife.cfm