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Aquarium Medical Center

Time Commitment: One full day (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) per week for a period of six months

Summary: The Aquarium Medical Center (AMC) is the primary workspace for our Animal Health Department. It consists of a hospital ward for sick or injured animals, a surgical suite, radiography room, pharmacy, diagnostic lab, environmental quality lab, and necropsy facility. The Animal Health Department consists of veterinarians, a veterinary technician, marine biologists, a laboratory manager, and an environmental quality manager and technicians.


  • Assist the AMC staff in all areas of animal care and medical treatments.
  • As a volunteer you will assist with preventative medicine, medical treatments, quarantine, pathology, laboratory diagnostics, and data entry under the supervision of the technician or biologists.
  • The volunteer will gain exposure to a wide variety of the aquarium collection including reptiles, amphibians, fish, and occasionally birds and marine mammals.


  • Previous experience with animal care and handling desired.
  • A background in college-level basic math and science is a must.
  • Candidates must be in good physical condition, 18 years old or older, be able to lift 50 pounds, and must be able work independently.


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