Zoo Nutritionist Resume

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Max Wilburn

4505 Cityview Drive

Northampton, PA 18067



Job Objective Seeking Zoo Nutritionist position and make a useful contribution to the organization.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced in formulation, implementation and monitoring of diets of zoo inhabitants
  • Thorough knowledge ofnutritional and physiological requirements and issues of captive wildlife
  • Outstanding knowledge of all applicable government-approved regulations and standards
  • Proficiencyinusing word processor, spreadsheets, Internet, nutritional analysis software and nutrition databases
  • Ability to order, procure, assess and manage food products and dietary items, properly
  • Ability to maintain proper nutrition and healthof zoo animals, by making effective diet modifications

Professional Experience:

Zoo Nutritionist

San Diego ZOO Global, Northampton, PA

August 2012 – Present


  • Directed and managed animal nutrition program for all captive wildlife present in the zoo.
  • Worked with animal care staff, veterinary team and horticultural department, for improvement of zoo environment.
  • Created, assessed, modified, approved and implemented species-specific diets for zoo’s animal collection.
  • Achieved all assigned animal nutrition, health, behavioral and husbandry objectives.
  • Executed all assigned tasks in compliance with AZA and USDA standards.
  • Assisted with development, execution and management of food quality control programs.

Zoo Nutritionist

Merritt Hawkins, Northampton, PA

May 2009 – July 2012


  • Created and implemented effective and scientific nutritional research program involving captive wildlife.
  • Developed and managed annual budget for diets, nutritional analysis, and nutritional research of zoo animals.
  • Attended multi-institutional programs, national organization meetings, international programs and animal welfare committee meetings.
  • Participated in variousanimal-conservation programs andspecies-survival programs.
  • Collected and maintained latest information related to dietary ingredient regulations, animal welfare issues and safety standards.
  • Worked with zoo support staff and animal care team, in a cooperative and helpful manner.


Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Nutrition

Honolulu University, Honolulu, HI

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