Friday, June 29, 2012

Volunteer Vet

The Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature (CERCOPAN: is looking for a veterinarian for our rehabilitation and conservation project in southern Nigeria. The position involves managing the veterinary programme for a busy rehabilitation centre in Calabar (over 160 primates of 6 rainforest species), as well as the primates in our rainforest station which are future release candidates.
Duties include management and training of primate care staff and veterinary assistant, coordinating veterinary activities, monitoring of variation in diet and enrichment, and medical database management. Emphasis lies on preventive medication and continuous monitoring of the welfare and health of the captive primate population.
This is a challenging and rewarding position for anyone interested in making a contribution to primate conservation and working in wildlife veterinary medicine.
Requirements: Experience or second degree in wildlife veterinary medicine required.
Support provided: Room and board offered for one year contract.
To Apply: Please send covering letter, references (preferably email contact) and CV to

Position open until filled.

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