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Wildlife Veterinarians

Hiring Organization:
Sabah Wildlife Department / Orangutan Appeal UK

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Sabah Wildlife Department's Wildlife Rescue Unit is looking for Malaysian Veterinarians who are interested in a career in wildlife (non-Malaysian veterinarians are also welcome to apply).

The Unit has rescued more than 2,800 animals, birds and reptiles including Bornean pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, sun bears, clouded leopards, samber-deer, crocodiles, monitor lizards, sea turtles plus many other species.

It is important that injured wildlife are rescued in order to treat them, so that they can be released back into protected rainforest reserves once recovered, and able to survive in the wild. It is also essential that wildlife that has strayed into towns or farm land, or are trapped in small pockets of forest that is no longer suitable, are relocated to a more suitable habitat. To do this requires a highly committed and passionate team of people including rangers and vets.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for wildlife operations carried out by the WRU

Responsible for veterinary and husbandry care of all the animals involved pre, post and during any WRU operation

Acting as a team leader, decision maker, in-charge of drugs and anaesthetics as well as medical equipment needed, advising and applying veterinary medicine and anaesthesia, emergency protocol, medical cases and supervision on care of animals involved in any WRU operation

To manage and direct the WRU Rangers

To assist on veterinary medical checks and assist the monitoring of the rehabilitation process of animals at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC), Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (LKWP) and Wildlife Animal Holding Centre and Rescue Centre, Potuki.

To assist on veterinary and husbandry care of all the animals involved pre, during and post any Wildlife Health Unit (WHU) operations, when directed.

To assist in any research associated with Sabah Wildlife Department on Bornean animals in captivity and their natural habitat.

To assist on any other task as directed by the Director of Sabah Wildlife Department.

To identify research material for Masters Program

Degree Holder (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent)

Good written and verbal communication skills (Bahasa Malaysia and English)

Able to work after office hours and during nights when required

Able to work in forested or remote areas while on field for long periods of time

Physically fit to walk long distances while carrying equipment during field operations

Able to foster good team work during operations


Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):

Term of Appointment:

Application Deadline:
31 July 2018

Contact Information:
Adrienne Powell
New Forest Estate Offices, Lyndhurst Road
Brockenhurst SO42 7RL
United Kingdom

Telephone Number:
+44 (0)1590 623443


E-mail Address:

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