Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Position Announcement - Veterinary Technician

Position Announcement - Veterinary Technician

Excellent Opportunity for a Junior Veterinary Technician with Avian/Wildlife Experience

Position: Vacancy for a Junior Veterinary Technician at an Avian Captive Breeding and Wildlife Rehabilitation Programme at the National Avian Research Center (NARC), part of Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. NARC was established in 1989, with the special mission to promote bustard and falcon conservation and reconcile the tradition of Arab falconry with a sustainable use of the resources. NARC’s strategy supports eradication of houbara poaching, management of hunting activities and management of wild populations as well as captive breeding of houbara for restocking depleted populations, reinforcement and re-introduction.

Candidate profile: Experienced veterinary technician with background in the medical care of wildlife (avian preferred). Applicants should be well motivated, willing to take responsibility and should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Arabic would be helpful. The applicants should be familiar with MS package (Microsoft Word, Excel and Access) for vet database operations. The applicant should be willing to work with a multilingual team in a desert environment.

Duties: The holder of this position will be based at the captive breeding project near the city of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. This position will be a part of small medical team consisting of 1 veterinarian, 1 veterinary nurse, and 2 veterinary technicians as well as a large multidisciplinary team of aviculturalists. The successful candidate will assist the Veterinary officer in the daily routine taking place at National Avian Research Center and Rehabilitation Center.

Education/Experience required: Prefer graduation from an accredited institution in veterinary technology and 3 years of relevant experience and working knowledge of current veterinary medical and surgical procedures.

Remuneration: Competitive tax-free salary and benefits.

Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter explaining their professional experience, copy of their highest diploma, passport copy and a letter of two referees either by fax: +971 2 446 4728, email: or online at

Deadline for application: November 1, 2008.

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