SeaWorld San Antonio

Marine mammal, aquatic and exotic animal medicine. The student is given the opportunity to learn and understand what is involved in caring for marine mammals, fish, birds, and other exotic species, as well as learning diets and life support systems necessary for the health and well-being of the various species. Emphasis is on daily husbandry and maintenance with opportunity for hands-on veterinary experience as available.
Complete laboratory for culture/sensitivities, hematology, and serum chemistries. Digital radiography, ultrasonography, and endoscopy. On-site pharmacy and surgical suite.
Library covering all species on site. Complete medical records for all species.
The student is required to complete a project while here that is of academic value and non-injurious to the animals. The project must be professionally written to include: Objective, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion, or Conclusion. The research project is due prior to the end of the student's rotation.

The student will spend approximately 1 week in Animal Care, 3 days in Aquarium, 2 days in Aviculture, 2 days in Polar, 0.5 day each in the Lab and Education. 2 days will be spent in Training. It is the student’s responsibility to coordinate where and when to meet for each rotation. This should be done the day before you rotate. There will be 5 days spent in areas of the student’s choice or working on their project and completing Student Objectives (applies to 4 week rotation). The student must also find time to spend with our Water Quality department to understand what is required to maintain the environment in which the animals live.

The student’s grade will be determined by the evaluation submitted from those they interact with (includes interest, communication, initiative, enthusiasm, participation, professionalism, etc.), their completed project, and the questions submitted from each area. No grade will be given until these items are completed.
The student will have access to a veterinarian 24/7 during their stay with us. On-site security 24/7 as well.
SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 523-3278
(210) 523-3299
les [dot] dalton [at] seaworld [dot] com
Drs. Les Dalton and Steve Osborn
Updated: 02/21/11