Medical and Research Director

Full Job Description

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (CROW) located in Sanibel, Florida is seeking a qualified candidate for our Medical Director. Ideal candidate would be a Diplomate of ACZM or ABVP. Candidates with certification through WAVMA will also be considered. Strong preference will be given to those with sea turtle and aquatic experience.

Essential duties will include but are not limited to the following:

Education and Training

  • Oversees DVM Internship, Externship, and Fellowship training programs grounded in industry best practices
  • Recruits, selects, and manages veterinary interns either through or outside of VIRMP in conjunction with the Staff Veterinarian and Hospital Committee
  • Works with the Staff Veterinarian to support the orientation, training, and supervision of interns and staff on a daily basis

Patient Care

  • Leads/supervises medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care of wildlife patients in partnership with the Staff Veterinarian on a daily basis
  • Performs emergency duties as necessary or delegates and consults on after-hour emergencies if needed
  • Ensures all federal, state, county, and city licensures for the wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center are current
  • In partnership with the Staff Veterinarian, supports the development of hospital policies through the creation of policy and procedural manuals for both facilities and patient care

Research, Development, Publishing, and Presenting

  • Performs original and supportive research, publishing and presenting in relevant peer-reviewed scientific journals and at national/global conferences
  • Seeks partnerships with other research hospitals, relevant local, state, and federal institutions, and university-based wildlife veterinary programs to conduct and support primary research
  • Works directly with the Director of Development and Advancement to seek, apply for, and obtain funding for CROW programming particularly related to operations, research, and training at the hospital

Please send your letter of interest, CV and salary requirements to Alison Charney Hussey, Executive Director at

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

All staff and students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have rabies-prophylaxis vaccination series. Masks are required to be worn in the hospital as directed.

Work Location: One location