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Short-Term Volunteer Vet to assist with Vasectomy Season

Hiring Organization:
Vervet Monkey Foundation

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Vervet Monkey Foundation is looking for a skilled and motivated veterinarian to assist us with our vasectomy season this year, ideally before November. Every year, the VMF vasectomises our 3 year old male vervet monkeys as part of our non-breeding protocol. With the assistance of our meds team, you will be helping us with:

20+ vasectomies on our ~3 year old male Vervet monkeys (including monitoring recovery after procedures)
Fecal analysis from troop monkeys on-site
Conducting necropsies of our deceased monkeys
Provide recommendations for subsequent care based on findings from parasite analysis and necropsies

*All surgical equipment, facilities and anesthetic drugs are provided by the Vervet Monkey Foundation, you will not need to bring any additional tools. Some of our additional staff may request to shadow any of these procedures while maintaining a sterile distance.*

To be a licensed and certified Veterinarian in your home country
Experienced with primates
English speaking
Able to commit to 2+ weeks of staying at the Foundation while vasectomies are underway

No funding is available for this position.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
During your stay, you will be provided with private accommodation (with electricity), delicious vegan meals, wifi in communal areas and free laundry services. The VMF will also cover transportation fees from Johannesburg to Tzaneen upon your arrival.

Term of Appointment:
We recommend you stay onsite for a minimum of 2 weeks but longer stays are certainly encouraged

We are located one hour away from Kruger National Park and 90 minutes away from the Blyde River Canyon should you wish to explore beautiful South Africa during your stay.

Contact Information:
Dave Du Toit
Plot 35, California
Tzaneen 0850 0850
South Africa

Telephone Number:
+27 83 45 45 381


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