Vet Tech Preceptorship


Philadelphia Zoo Animal Health Department is offering a preceptor position to Senior Veterinary Technician students from accredited programs. No stipend, housing or transportation provided. Minimum of 6 weeks, 40 hours weekly, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., possible week-end call in for special cases. Applications accepted January through March 15. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Preceptor will receive hands-on experience assisting our veterinary staff (three clinical veterinarians, three CVTs and a veterinary pathologist) with daily duties, including but not limited to: anesthesia monitoring, radiology, animal care/husbandry, in-house diagnostics and shipment to outside labs, treatment and handling of patients, filling prescriptions, and eligibility to participate in other educational opportunities within the zoo.


A positive attitude and strong willingness to learn, able to work well as a member of a team, good communication skills, ability to stay focused and level headed in multiple situations.


Proof of immunity to measles (rubeola) and a negative Mantoux tuberculin (TB) test within 12 months of starting the preceptorship. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited program and currently be in or about to start their final year of school.


Minimum of 6 weeks, 40 hours weekly, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., possible weekend call-in for special cases. Start and end dates are negotiable.


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When you apply, you will be asked to upload a CV or resume, current transcript, two letters of recommendation (one must be from your program director) and potential dates available.

If you cannot upload your transcripts or letters of recommendation, please email them to or mail them to:
Philadelphia Zoo
Human Resources Department, Internships
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196

All applications received by human resources will receive an acknowledgement. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly.