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Qualified Veterinarian / Veterinary Nurse

Hiring Organization:
International Primate Rescue

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Position Description:
Position: Volunteer Veterinarian / Veterinary nurse starting date January 2016

Daily health checks and monitoring of all primates.
Management of any health issues (medications, additional feeding etc).
Microscope Must be fully competent in performing routine fecal exams, and knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary parasitology.
Observations, if necessary.
Record keeping and research.
Accompany primates to the vet.
Vaccinations & de-worming and weighing of all primates .
All long term volunteers are required to do morning feeds and bowl collection on a rota basis.
From time to time, when the sanctuary is under pressure (new arrivals etc), you may be asked to do other duties if it does not interfere with the duties outlined above.
When necessary, with sick monkeys, rescues or hand rearing, you may be asked to work additional hours.
Minimum age of 23 is desirable dependent on experience.
Copies of veterinary qualification certificates will be requested.

All applicants are required to have a qualification in Veterinarian / Veterinary Nursing and must be able to provide at least two references, along with a copy of their academic certificate.

Our Veterinary Nurse will be motivated, hard-working, driven and will be a good team player.

Voluntary position

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
You will receive a monthly food allowance of around 200 Rand per week and will receive free accommodation

Term of Appointment:
Minimum of 1 year with 1 months probationary period

Contact Information:
Jolanda de Bruijn
Plot 20, Boundary Road
Kromdraai PO BOX 0120
South Africa

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