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Professional Vet Volunteer

Professional Vet Volunteer

As Veterinary professional volunteer, you will support the Veterinary Manager at SVW in veterinary program enhancement through prioritised projects to develop clinical, laboratory and management skills and clinical education for the Vietnamese veterinarians at Save Vietnam’s Wildlife.

Expectations
  • Identify areas needing improvement in veterinary capacity. Focus attention on improving those areas of weakness with the support of the Veterinary Manager
  • Improve the quality of veterinary care provided for animals to increase the survivability of rehabilitation so we can release more stable animals back into the wild
  • Support capacity building projects with contracted professional volunteers to aid in enhancement of the practice
  • Educate Vietnamese staff to ensure true understanding of the capacity building initiative in order to evoke sustainable change in the practice
  • Aid in the fundraising/ grant writing process for these projects to launch
  • Provide care for animals at both rescue centers at separate national parks as needed
Responsibilities
  • Lead team along with Veterinary Manager in coordinating daily tasks and carrying out the functions of the practice
  • Prioritize welfare of patient over everything else
  • Train and educate Vietnamese veterinarians in improved medical management and patient care
  • Diagnose disease, provide treatments and intensive care as needed
  • Follow protocols and aid in updating them as necessary
  • Be on-call for emergencies at the rescue center
  • Co-manage diet recommendations and work with abroad wildlife nutritionist to provide optimum nutrition
  • Recordkeeping both manually and in ZIMS database for every case
  • Operate and maintain the veterinary clinic along with maintenance and quality controls of all equipment
  • Necropsy all deceased individuals and seek cause of death
  • Aid in team efforts to improve both in-house and send out diagnostics
  • Work to enhance the capacity with the veterinary laboratory at Vietnam University of Agriculture Veterinary Medicine
  • Organize preventative measures to control/ limit disease outbreak in the center
  • Aid in education for captive team when dealing with potential zoonotic diseases
  • Participate in Rapid Response Team by preparing medical supplies at the time of the call to rescue. Provide medical care on-site as needed to confiscated animals.
  • Aid in Disease Risk Analysis
Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited veterinary program
  • Licensed to practice
  • Up to date rabies and tetanus vaccines
  • TB test within the last year
  • Experience in a zoo or wildlife rehabilitation facility
  • Teaching experience
  • Must be flexible and patient
  • Must work with cultural sensitivity and respect
Application

Candidates, please send your application including Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in an email with the title “Professional Volunteer – Veterinarian” to address: jobs@svw.vn before 17:00 of 10th October 2019.
The organization will contact directly the chosen candidates after the selection.
Deadline: 10th October 2019
Phone number for contact: +84(0)2293 848 053