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Veterinary Technician

Hiring Organization:
Kids Saving the Rainforest

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Kids Saving the Rainforest is a Non-profit organization located in Quepos, Costa Rica. Our mission is to protect the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica?s Pacific Coast by rehabilitating wildlife, conducting original scientific research, training volunteers, and promoting conservation.
We are looking for a passionated, compromised and experienced Veterinary Technician to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure the smooth operation of the clinic and rescue center, and the wellbeing of the animals within.
-Intake and examine all incoming animals with vet
-Update and maintain the intake list of all the animals
-Create and maintain individual files and medical records for all the animals
-Monitor and maintain the health of all animals in the clinic and rescue center with vet
-Administer and monitor medical treatments as required
-Weekly or ?spot-check? health checks on all the sanctuary animals with vet
-Coordinate and monitor diets of the animals, providing appropriate food and hydration for the animals in the clinic. It include special diets for animals in recovery.
-Coordinate or carry out daily feedings of clinic and rehab.
-Support or assist regular feedings for baby animals *
-Coordinate or carry out regular cleaning of the clinic (including laundry, syringes & equipment, floors and surfaces, kennels and outside areas)
-Provide clean, comfortable and appropriate ?housing? for the animals in the clinic, add enrich regularly
-Coordinate or carry out regular cleaning & enrichment of the rehab areas and enclosures
-Plan and coordinate appropriate enclosures in rehab, with appropriate ?neighbours? with vet and biologist
-Coordinate or carry out changeovers, re-branching, enrichment and maintenance of enclosures in clinic and rehab section
-Ensure privacy and limit human contact for the animals
-Plan, track, and maintain goals of rehabilitation
-Coordinate or carry out the movement of unreleasable animals into the sanctuary with vet and biologist
-Coordinate or carry out observations of animal integrations, or animals in potential turmoil with vet and biologist
-Coordinate with other rescue centers about animals in need of transfer with vet and biologist
-Coordinate progressive movement towards release
-Plan and carry out releases with vet and biologist
-Coordinate rescues, pickups or receipt of animals in need of help
-Help train and supervise any interns or volunteers working in the clinic or rescue center
-Monitor and maintain the clinic inventory and acquisition of supplies with vet
-Stay informed on general animal care, as well as species-specific information
-General support for the sanctuary/biologist as needed (catching animals, mouse farm support, cage repairs or enrichment, foraging, etc)
-General support for special groups, volunteers, etc, as needed (schedule planning, activity plans or monitoring, etc)

- Qualified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Assistant or related field with proven experience.
- Experience in animal husbandry and rehabilitation
- Good command of English (spoken and written), Spanish is a plus
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and ability to multi-task
- Physically fit and able to work in a hot and humid climate

For qualified persons that can commit to 1 year a U$ 500 montly stipend will be provided.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Room and board (3 meals per day) will be provided by KSTR.
Flights/transfers must be covered by the candidate.

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

Please write on the email subject Veterinary Technician position

Contact Information:
Larissa Calis, none
Costa Rica


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