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Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic Supervisor:

Job Description:
Applications are being accepted for a full-time rehabilitation supervisor at Tri-State Bird Rescue’s suburban Delaware Clinic. This position is part of a team responsible for the daily operation of the Clinic, including volunteer supervision and the husbandry care of a 3,000 bird annual caseload. Tri-State is committed to the compassionate, professional care of individual wild birds for their eventual release back into wild breeding populations. The Clinic is open 365 days each year to provide this service.

Rehabilitation supervisors provide direct care of the birds and oversight/training of volunteer workers, maintain inventories, assist the veterinary staff with medical procedures, repair cages, clean the Clinic, and assist with oil spill response.

Applicants should have experience in wildlife rehabilitation and should be knowledgeable about the husbandry needs of many types of birds, including passerines, waterfowl, and raptors. Tri-State is a volunteer-based organization, and applicants should have good supervisory abilities and enjoy working with people. Communication skills, a sense of humor, good general health and a commitment to the field are required; oil spill training and vet tech skills are desirable.

Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits and paid vacation are provided.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Andrea Howey-Newcomb at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, 170 Possum Hollow Rd, Newark, DE 19711, fax to 302-737-9562, or email Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Veterinary Student Externship:

Tristate Bird Rescue (TSBR) is accepting applications from 4th year veterinary students attending veterinary school in the United States for a 3-6 week externship.  TSBR has two main programs: 1.  a wild avian rehabilitation clinic that admits approximately 3,000 cases per year as well as 2. an oiled wildlife response team. TSBR employs 1 full-time veterinarian.  Externs will work closely with the veterinarian to perform the care, treatments, procedures, and husbandry of approximately 5 assigned cases.  In addition, the extern will be involved in the admission of new patients; diagnostics such as radiography, fecal examination, and basic bloodwork; surgeries; recheck examinations; avian ophthalmology; and medical record keeping. Applicants must be in their 4th year of veterinary school (or the equivalent) in the United States. Applicants must have completed at least 1 clinical rotation within their school’s hospital prior to the TSBR externship. Interested applicants should email Dr. Cristin Kelley at


Tri-State is a federally licensed, nonprofit organization with over 30 years of experience in oil spill response and wild bird rehabilitation.  The Wild Bird Clinic is open 365 days a year and treats 3,000 native injured and orphaned wild birds annually. Tri-State’s Oil Spill Response Team conducts oil spill response training workshops, develops wildlife contingency plans, and is on call 24 hours a day to provide care for contaminated wildlife.

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