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Qualified Veterinarian or Veterinary Nurse - 1 year commitment

Hiring Organization:
C.A.R.E: The Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education

Date Posted:

Position Description:
We are looking for a committed volunteer veterinarian or vet nurse (or duo) to work in our onsite veterinary clinic, to care for chacma baboons in need of veterinary treatment and also help in with the animal care of Phase I and Phase II Rehabilitation of baboons. Suitable for someone that can give a years commitment (6 months minimum).

* treating and diagnosing sick baboons (and/or assisting)
* providing daily animal care
* planning / implementing & evaluating de-worming programmes (and/or assisting)
* administering medication; orally, intra-dermal, intramuscular & intravenously (and/or assisting)
* assessing faecal samples (full training given)
* administration of contraceptives (Depo-Povera)and booster injections (e.g tetavax, and deworming(and/or assisting)
* surgery where appropriate (and/or assisting)
* improving and documenting protocols (and/or assisting)
* interaction with and caring for our nursery babies if needed (and/or assisting)
* Necropsies - if you feel comfortable (and/or assisting)
* Research into finding different medications/contraceptives and attempting to source them for free for use in the clinic (and/or assisting)
* Giving presentations to short-term volunteers (Parasitology, husbandry, Phase I Rehabilitation, Flora and Fauna, Hygiene at C.A.R.E.) - full training will be given
* Daily monitoring of adult troops; learning to identify baboons in Phase II troops and assessing their daily health/enclosure safety etc.

ESSENTIAL: qualified Vet Nurse as a minimum

We will require a photocopy of your qualification certificates and references

All potential candidates will be invited to a Skype interview

Flights/transfers must be covered by the volunteer
Full insurance must be covered by the volunteer

You must fly to Johannesburg where you can get a connection to Phalaborwa where we will pick you up.

For qualified persons that can commit to 1 year this is a free-stay position where you do not pay anything at all except your visa, medical costs and travel to Phalaborwa.

We will provide you with accommodation and food in return for your help. Free stays are limited and usually only one person at a time can achieve this free-stay position.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Basic accommodation on site is provided (may be shared), vegetarian meals are provided.
Flights, insurance & visa costs excluded.

you will need to apply for a 1 year visa in your home country (takes 4+ weeks to process)

Term of Appointment:
Minimum 1 year commitment needed from January 2017

Application Deadline:

C.A.R.E is a non-profit organisation with limited funding. We seek an adaptable, enthusiastic person with initiative. They should have good communication and organisational skills and be willing to share knowledge with the team of staff and volunteers.

We are situated in a Nature Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, there is an opportunity to live among, and observe wildlife on a daily basis.

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining your past experiences and why you would like to work at C.A.R.E.

Although we do have a 'veterinary area/clinic' we are in a developing country so the standards will not meet UK/USA standards.
We have most equipment required to perform most necessary procedures, but please remember we are not a vet surgery and have limited access/funding - therefore some techniques may require initiative/adaptability to use what we have available or a trip to the veterinarian in town

Contact Information:
Grietjie Private Nature Reserve
Phalaborwa 1390
South Africa


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