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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

Join the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi team! We are looking for Veterinarians to join our pre-opening Animal Health and Welfare division. In this role you will work as part of a team and together you will be responsible in providing comprehensive veterinary care to the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi (SWAD) animal population (mammals, fish, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates) as well as providing support for the affiliated regional marine life rescue and rehabilitation program. This role is integral to the maintenance of SeaWorld’s high animal welfare standards and to the advancement of the field and science of marine animal health. This role assists and participates in the management of the animal welfare program and play an active role in research opportunities at SWAD. Assistance with managing labor and expense budgets for the Animal Care Center is also required. Responsible for developing a high performing and motivated Animal Health team.

Job Scope:

Responsible for the maintenance and management of all aspects of collection animal health for SeaWorld Abu Dhabi including diagnosis, treatment of disease, preventative medicine programs, the animal welfare program, nutrition

As part of various programs, oversees medical care of rescued wildlife including but not limited to dugongs, birds, sea turtles, and cetaceans

Shares responsibility for the management of Animal Rescue Program with the Zoological Directors

Consults and educates the Zoological colleagues, leadership teams and occasionally the public in areas of health, welfare, and husbandry

Conducts animal health research projects and prepares the results for presentations and peer-reviewed publications

Ensures any noncompliance and safety related incidents are promptly investigated and corrective action taken as needed

Assists in the field for rescues, health assessments and possible field research with various species

To be considered for this role you will need:


Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree

Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the UAE

5 years of proven experience in a zoo, aquarium, or oceanarium organization. This may include post-doctoral training or a minimum of two years of full-time practical experience

Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Demonstrated knowledge with operating and utilizing Computed Tomography (CT)/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) imaging modalities and associated viewing programs

Demonstrated knowledge with professional zoo/aquarium and animal conservation communities


Board eligibility, Member or Diplomat status of a recognized Veterinary statutory / professional body

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SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

In collaboration with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will bring the next generation of marine life theme parks to Yas Island. It will also be home to Yas SeaWorld Research and Rescue Center, the UAE’s first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center, providing world-class facilities to support regional and global conservation efforts.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi features a unique design offering immersive experiences which tell a unified “One Ocean” story based on the interconnectivity between all life on earth and our oceans.r oceans.