Thursday, September 8, 2016

Vet Nurse - Vietnam

Vet Nurse - Vietnam

Animals Asia Foundation’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre requires a Qualified Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician
Do you enjoy a challenge and are you dedicated to animal welfare?  We are looking for a qualified vet nurse or vet tech 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 nurse or technician 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 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 animal or mixed animal 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, a good sense of humour and common sense are required.  Applicants must be able to commit for a minimum of two (2) years.

v        On site accommodation and some meals
v        Relocation assistance
v        Medical insurance
v        Annual leave entitlement


Interested parties please send your application letter, full resume and completed Job Application Form Job Application form with your current and expected salary to (in Word format). Please quote the position applied on the email subject.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants not hearing from us within one week from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date for applications is 14 October 2016.

Personal Data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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