Project Chimps provides a robust benefit package including a generous PTO program as well as:
Health insurance 100% employee premium covered
Dental & Vision insurance 99% employee premium covered
Life insurance provided
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 1
Job Description: Veterinary Medical Director
About Project Chimps:
At Project Chimps, we have a profound mission—to provide lifelong sanctuary and promote the well-being of chimpanzees retired from research facilities. Our sanctuary is a haven for these intelligent and social animals, where they can experience comfort, care, and freedom. We are a passionate team dedicated to making a difference, and we need a skilled and compassionate Chimpanzee Veterinarian to join us on this transformative journey.
As the Veterinary Medical Director at Project Chimps, you will play a central role in ensuring the health and happiness of our chimpanzee residents. This is not just a job; it's a calling—a chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of these remarkable beings. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be an essential member of our chimpanzee care team, providing expert veterinary care and leading our medical program. As you supervise the Vet Assistant and collaborate with medical volunteers, you'll create a harmonious and nurturing environment where our chimpanzees can thrive.
Your expertise in veterinary medicine will be the foundation of our chimpanzee care. From performing daily rounds to reading diagnostics and prescribing treatments, you'll be the guardian of their well-being. Your caring and compassionate approach will set the standards for medical care, ensuring that our sanctuary maintains the highest levels of care, as required by USDA, DNR, and GFAS.
As you design and implement wellness plans for our chimpanzee residents, in collaboration with the Chimpanzee Care Supervisors and Behavior Coordinator, you'll contribute to their overall physical and emotional health. You'll mentor volunteers and interns, instilling your passion and knowledge in the next generation of animal advocates.
To fulfill this vital role, you must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia. Your passion for zoo/exotic medicine, with a minimum of three years' experience, is essential, while five years' experience is preferred, particularly in great ape medicine. Your working knowledge of chimpanzee health and husbandry procedures will be an invaluable asset.
Your leadership skills and collaborative approach will be vital as you work within a team, evaluating and promoting dedicated volunteers. As you maintain medical records and ensure administrative functions are accurate, you'll demonstrate your attention to detail and organizational prowess.
Join Us in Making a Difference:
Beyond the standard duties of a veterinarian, you'll experience the fulfillment of providing sanctuary to these incredible creatures. As you work in challenging and diverse environments, your dedication will be rewarded with the knowledge that you've improved the lives of these deserving animals.
You'll be part of a close-knit community, embracing flexibility, compassion, and a shared mission. At Project Chimps, we value continuous learning and professional development, and we provide a comprehensive benefits package to support your well-being and growth.
Together, we can create a brighter future for chimpanzees and inspire a world where compassion and care define our relationship with all living beings. Join us on this transformative journey as a Chimpanzee Veterinarian at Project Chimps.
To fulfill this role, you must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and be able to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia.
Demonstrate essential professional and personal characteristics include leadership skills with a collaborative approach to problem-solving.
Project Chimps is the newest chimpanzee sanctuary in the United States and was founded to provide lifetime exemplary care to more than 200 former research chimpanzees. Today, Project Chimps is home to 75 chimpanzees and we are working to bring just under 100 more to permanent sanctuary.
The Project Chimps sanctuary is located on 231 acres of forested land in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located in Morganton, Georgia, just east of the town of Blue Ridge.
Our culture of excellence is sustained by a passionate, high-performing team of core staff and volunteers. If you thrive in a results-oriented culture dedicated to performance excellence, we invite you to join our team!