Toronto Zoo

Zoological/Wildlife Medicine

Description Experience:

Increase knowledge of veterinary medicine as applied to exotic or wildlife species by accompanying the
Veterinary staff on rounds and assisting with various procedures, e.g. routine treatments, surgery and pathology.
  • ACZM Training Program - Postgraduate program in Zoological Medicine and Pathology, offered jointly by the Ontario Veterinary College and the Toronto Zoo, with the support of the Zoological Society of Toronto.
  • ACZM mentors involved in our program:
  • Graham J. Crawshaw, B.Vet.Med., M.S., MRCVS, Dipl. ACZM, Senior Veterinarian – Toronto Zoo (mentor)
  • Chris J. Dutton, BSc, BVSc, MSc, Dipl. ACZM, Staff Veterinarian – Toronto Zoo (mentor)
  • Simon Hollamby, B.A., B.V.Sc. M.S., M.R.C.V.S., Dipl. ACZM, Staff Veterinarian – Toronto Zoo (mentor)
  • Dale A Smith, D.V.M, D.V.Sc., Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (academic advisor)
The student will have full access to veterinary resources - journals and books in library.
They will accompany veterinarian on all rounds and will be a participate in the morning staff meeting.
Assisting the veterinarians, veterinary residents, and veterinary technicians in all day-to-day tasks, animal treatments, general examinations, ultrasound/radiographs, surgical procedures, within the animal hospital, as well as on-site. Assisting with post-mortem examinations. They will be an active participant in determining drug dosages and treatment regimes.
They will be responsible for producing a small PowerPoint presentation on an animal case of interest.
The student will work full regular hours from 8 - 10 hours per day under the direct supervision of veterinarians and veterinary residents.
Can provide a list of accommodations from employee/former employees if necessary
Toronto Zoo
361A Old Finch Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1B 5K7
dpowley [at] torontozoo [dot] ca
Dr. Graham Crawshaw - senior veterinarian
Updated: 03/29/11