Qualified Veterinary Nurse
International Primate Rescue
• Daily monitoring of all primates
• Management of any health issues (medications, additional feeding etc)
• Observations, if necessary
• Record keeping
• Research, if necessary
• Accompany primates to the vet
• Vaccinations & de-worming of all primates
• Management of a diabetic Mona monkey including insulin injections daily, glucose curves & diet monitoring
• All long term volunteers are required to do morning feeds on a rota basis and evening wash up if we are short staffed.
• 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
• Microscope – Must be fully competent in performing routine fecal exams, and knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary parasitology. You may be the only person on site with these skills so be prepared to be self-motivated in researching and expanding the laboratory portion of our future clinic.
All applicants are required to have a qualification in 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
provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
You will receive a monthly food allowance of around 1000 Rand per month and will receive free accommodation
Term of Appointment:
Minimum of 1 year with 1 months probationary period
January 2014 - a successful candidate may be appointed earlier.
Plot 20, Boundary Road
Kromdraai PO BOX 0120
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