Saturday, May 26, 2018

Wildlife Veterinarian

Wildlife Veterinarian

Laos Conservation Trust for Wildlife

The Laos Conservation Trust for Wildlife is currently seeking an interested individual to join our onsite Vet team as a full time Wildlife Veterinarian.

The Laos Conservation Trust for Wildlife is a non-profit wildlife conservation and rescue centre which is registered in Laos, we are currently the only all-inclusive species rescue centre in Lao PDR.
As a registered foundation in Laos, we work to conserve Laos’ biodiversity by continuing to work with the Lao government authorities.
The LCTW is currently at an exciting stage of development. Here, the successful candidate will be involved with the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of confiscated and donated animals from the illegal wildlife trade. We provide the highest standard of life-long sanctuary for those who are unsuitable for release and we aid in the care and husbandry improvement of the animals at the Lao Zoo.
Our site is now a beacon and focal point of conservation efforts in Lao PDR.

We house around 500 animals, mostly native to South-east Asia of varying taxa, these include Large Mammals such as Bears, Elephant and Leopard, a variety of Primates, Ungulates, Reptiles, Birds and Small Mammals including wild Canine and Feline species.
The LCTW is committed to conservation on both a regional and global scale, we are working alongside other wildlife organisations and the Lao government to aid in biodiversity conservation efforts.
Our future education programmes will utilise our unique placement in Laos to provide access to knowledge for Lao people about how they can help to conserve Laos’ incredible biodiversity. 

For more information about our project, visit
To see the centre in our mini documentary, visit

The Role
As Wildlife Veterinarian, you will be working with one other Veterinarian and reporting to and working with the Managing Directors to oversee the overall health and welfare of all the animals under LCTW’s care.
You and our existing Veterinarian will be responsible for the management of our onsite Wildlife Hospital. This includes the upkeep of equipment, supplies and stock checks of all medical sundries and help to develop and expand the facilities of our Wildlife Hospital, for the future.
When required, you will join our 24/7 Rescue Team on confiscation and rescue missions with the Lao government, provide emergency care to rescued wildlife and be involved in the rearing of orphans from the illegal wildlife trade, whenever necessary.

•        A degree in Veterinary medicine
•        Fluency in English - both written and spoken
•        Previous working experience in animal medicine
•        Previous experience of performing a variety of surgical procedures
•        Must be comfortable working in a rural setting
•        Full driving license from your native country
•        Able to commit to at least 1 year in this role

•        Previous experience of working in a Wildlife Hospital and/or rehabilitation centre
•        Experience with and knowledge of South-east Asian Wildlife
•        Firearms licence in your native country
•        Experience with immobilising equipment, such as dart guns and blowpipes
•        Some Lao and/or Thai language skills
•        An understanding of fundraising for the non-profit wildlife sector
•        Self–driven, able to work in challenging conditions and culturally sensitive
•        Previous experience of using ZIMS or a similar online records system (SPARKS, ARK, MedARKS)

Onsite accommodation, with 2 cooked meals per day and breakfast supplies will be provided with the role. This role offers 5 days off per month, a competitive regional salary with paid holiday days, plus Lao national holidays. The LCTW will provide the successful candidate with a 1 year rolling business visa, all business travel expenses and a Lao driving license, after a 3-month probationary period.

Our base centre is located in Ban Keun, around a 1 hour drive north of Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR. We are fairly rural but our local town has various amenities such as pharmacies, markets, shops, ATMs and a lovely local resort to spend time on days off.

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible, suitable candidates will be contacted for a Skype interview.

Does this sound like your dream job? If you would like to help us conserve and rescue wildlife in Laos, please send CV along with a covering letter to

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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