Thursday, June 25, 2015

Senior Veterinary Surgeon


Senior Veterinary Surgeon

We are seeking a Senior Veterinary Surgeon for our bear rescue centre in Tam Dao, Vietnam (VBRC). The position will involve overall responsibility for the provision of extensive veterinary care to bears at our centre who are rescued from the bear bile industry and to local domestic animals at our basic small animal clinic.

The Senior Veterinary Surgeon will report to the Bear and Vet Team Director, but will ultimately be responsible for all veterinary clinical decision making, and will supervise and manage a team comprising of one Resident Veterinary Surgeon and 2 qualified Veterinary Nurses. He/She will be responsible for veterinary department budgeting and reporting, and may be required to travel within Asia and participate in outreach and training projects, and work with local veterinarians.

Please contact for further details and a full job description.

§  At least 5 years work experience in a large mixed veterinary practice, zoological facility, specialist referral centre, or similar working environment.
§  Experience in a management or supervisory role.
§  Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
§  Excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff.
§  Cultural sensitivity and a history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
§  Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

Appointment is paid, full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

The following items are included in your full-time contract
On-site accommodation           
Relocation assistance                           
Emergency medical insurance
Paid holidays

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV (with your expected salary) and completed Job Application form to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website

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.

Closing date: July 3, 2015

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