Friday, May 23, 2014

Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Technician

Animals Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre requires a Qualified Veterinary Nurse/Technician

Do you enjoy a challenge, and are you dedicated to animal welfare?  We are looking for a qualified nurse to join our veterinary team at Animals Asia’s bear rescue centre in Tam Dao National Park, Vietnam.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated individual pursuing a career in wildlife care and animal welfare. The Veterinary Nurse will work as part of a small, dedicated veterinary team to ensure the care of Asiatic black bears (moon bears), Malayan sun bears, and domestic animals at our rescue centre. Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week plus scheduled weekend work. Out of hours work may be required.

Candidates should be highly motivated with plenty of initiative and should be comfortable with both clinical and non-clinical work. There is a high degree of autonomy in this position, and while you will work closely with other team members, you will have distinct areas of responsibility. You will be expected to have a high degree of clinical skill and a passion for ongoing self-education. Experience in captive wildlife management or rehabilitation work is preferred and senior nursing and administrative experience is beneficial but not essential. You should be comfortable living and working in a remote environment within a small community.

Formal veterinary nursing qualifications are essential for this position. Ideally you should have between three (3) and five (5) years work experience in a large mixed veterinary practice, wildlife rehabilitation centre, zoo or specialist referral center. However, less experienced candidates with the appropriate personal attributes will be considered. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and good humour and common sense are required.  Applicants must be able to commit for a minimum of two (2) years.

v  On site accommodation
v  Relocation assistance
v  Emergency medical insurance
v  Paid holidays


Please forward your cover letter (stating the position “Vietnam Veterinary Nurse” applied for), CV with your current and expected salary, and completed Job Application form to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  

Closing date for application is 22 June 2014.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

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