Marine Mammal Medical Technician

Dolphin Research Center

Grassy Key, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE


  • Assist in medical procedures, treatments, and monitoring animal health. 
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of treatment plans carried out by animal care and training staff.
  • Collect diagnostic samples and perform routine laboratory procedures. 
  • Clean and maintain medical equipment. 
  • Organize and maintain inventory of supplements, medicines, and medical supplies.
  • Maintain accurate medical records, procedures manual, and government documentation.
  • Collect and analyze data from medical and husbandry records. 
  • Research sources and specifications of drugs, supplies, and equipment.
  • Participate in assessment and rescue of manatees.
  • Assist in necropsies. 
  • Assist in administrative duties including budget preparations, note taking, and correspondence.


  • Position requires a highly motivated, energetic, versatile, and flexible team player, with a BS or BA, certification as a veterinary technician, or equivalent experience. 
  • Excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, computer, and communications skills a must. 
  • Requires attention to detail and a strong desire to learn.
  • Must be able to manage own time and have the ability to identify and solve problems of varying scope and complexity.
  • As with any position in the medical field, hours must be flexible and based on the needs of the animals. 
  • Must be able to work weekends and more than eight hours per day. 
  • Experience in radiology and ultrasonography is a plus.
  • Interest or experience in complementary/ alternative therapies is also a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be physically fit and comfortable working in the water.


DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.


If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.org. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

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Category Marine Biology
Tags Marine Mammal