Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Senior Veterinarian

Senior Veterinarian

At Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation

General Information:
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) is located in Al Shahaniya, State of Qatar. It is a breeding centre for highly endangered animals and not opened to the public. Currently it houses about 2.000 animals of 87 different species, some of them are very rare or endangered like blue macaws, black cockatoos, and birds-of-paradise, Gerenuk, Red-fronted, Speke’s Gazelles, Sand cats and Cheetahs. An international team of veterinarians, curators, biologists and keepers (around 50 staff) runs the animal portion of the preservation. 

Job Description for the position as a Senior Veterinarian:
-        Veterinary work in all fields of exotic animal, avian, zoo and wildlife medicine
-        Perform necropsies of different animal species
-        Laboratory work: hematology, microbiology, parasitology, cytology
-        Responsible for maintenance and organization of the animal hospital and laboratory
-        Stock, management and ordering of medicines, equipment and consumables.
-        Develop and implement preventative health programs
-        Local and international correspondence with experts and scientists
-        Veterinary department staff management, inclusive work- and holiday schedules
-        Training and education of veterinary staff
-        Encourage and participate in scientific work and projects, as well as supervise research projects
-        Organize and supervise internships in the veterinary department
-        Plan and carry out animal moves in coordination with the respective animal departments
-        Organize the shipment of international veterinary samples
-        Arrange import and export permits for animals, medicines and samples in coordination with the government veterinary department
-        Create Monthly reports and statistics
-        Deliver at least one scientific presentation each year at an international conference.

Applicants for the position must fulfil the following requirements:
-        Hold a veterinary degree in Veterinary Medicine of an accredited university.
-        At least 3 years’ experience in zoological medicine.
-        A scientific background with relevant post graduate degree would help
-        Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (both oral and written), including scientific English
-        Good computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
-        Ability to work independently and within a motivated team
-        Flexibility and good organizational skills
-        Valid driving license
-        Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
-        Patient and sensitive to the animal’s needs
-        Flexibility and good organizational skills

Working conditions:
Accommodation is free at the preservation with a single furnished bedroom flat, also electricity and water. 30 days holiday per year, with no additional options for regular leave abroad. One paid flight-ticket to “home-airport” each year. Working hours are flexible depending on the season. We will offer a two year contract with an initial probationary period. Salary and contract will be discussed after more applicant details are known.
Please submit your CV and your answers to the above questions. This position needs to be filled with a skilled person due to the veterinary medicine requirements.

Cromwell Purchase

Email to: cpurchase@alwabra.com and office@alwabra.com with cover letter and references.

P.O. Box 44069, Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation, Doha, State of Qatar
Tel: +974 44718708  Fax: +974 44718707

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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