We select veterinary student applications during their junior or third year for participation in the preceptorship program during their senior or fourth year. Each year, two to six students are chosen to participate at each of the SeaWorld Parks. Only one student is chosen for each of the 3-4 week blocks. Occasionally, opportunities for longer periods of time are available at SeaWorld of Florida. Students will be selected based on their apparent suitability for the SeaWorld preceptorship program. This program is very popular, so some well qualified students may not be selected due to the lack of available blocks.
This is a non-funded program. Students must arrange for their own transportation and living accommodations. Students participating in this preceptorship program will be required to (1) sign a release waiving all claims arising from property loss or any injuries sustained by student while participating in the program, (2) provide proof of personal medical insurance; and (3) comply with SeaWorld's substance abuse program, which may include providing a hair or urine sample for substance abuse testing.