Husbandry Training

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles offers hands-on, 10-week Husbandry Training opportunities to undergraduate college students, college graduates, veterinary students and other individuals age 18 years and older.  This is a highly specialized opportunity to learn how a hospital for seals and sea lions provides medical care, housing and food to seals and sea lions in distress.  Training will come from our veterinary staff, husbandry managers and shift leaders, and seasoned volunteers.  This invaluable training can inspire people to seek a career in a veterinary or related field.

2018 Husbandry Training

10 weeks @ 30 hours/week

Mid-Jan – FILLED

Mid-Feb – FILLED

Mid-Mar – FILLED

Mid-Apr – FILLED

Mid-Jun – FILLED

4th Year Veterinary Students

March – FILLED

April – FILLED


Recruitment for the 2019 season will begin by this fall!

There is no financial compensation or salary for this training opportunity, and trainees are not required to pay tuition for training.

Husbandry Trainees are responsible for their own transportation, housing and medical insurance.

For students who hope to earn university credit, it is the sole responsibility of the student to obtain permission from their school and make all arrangements.  The credit opportunity must be disclosed to MMCC LA, including any specialized requirements unique to the school, and must be arranged prior to beginning your 10-week training period.

A Husbandry Trainee will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks involved with rehabilitating seals and sea lions, i.e. pinnipeds.  In addition to husbandry activities, trainees may be asked to assist with facility maintenance projects that are necessary to maintain a safe environment for our patients.

At the end of each 10-week period, a Husbandry Trainee may present a research project if their college requires it.

Our 2018 Husbandry Training Opportunities have been filled. Please check back for future opportunities.

Please send an email to hstambaugh [@] marinemammalcare [.] org for questions or to obtain further information.

Thank you.

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