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Interim Wildlife Veterinarian - Costa Rica

Hiring Organization:
Wild Sun Rescue Center

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Wild Sun is a non-profit organization in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We are not only dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our local wildlife but also to reintroduction of locally extinct species and other conservation projects. We are currently breeding and reintroducing the extirpated Scarlet Macaw to the Nicoya Peninsula. Preserving biodiversity and ecosystem balance are at the core of what we do.

Wild Sun is looking for an interim veterinarian (volunteer) from now - January 2019. Stays for minimum 1 month are possible but if you could cover the whole time it would be preferred. We do have a Costa Rican vet on staff, but not on-site, so we're looking for help with emergencies and general treatment of wildlife in our care. The animals in our care are mostly howler monkeys at the moment, but we also care for a wide range of other species - whatever needs our help.

Work hours would include 4 hours a day for 5 days a week and being on call for emergencies. If you'd like to be more involved with animal husbandry, that's a definite possibility, but you're also welcome to relax by the pool or explore Costa Rica's natural beauty in your time off.

Must be licensed AVMA DVM, physically fit, and able to work in all weather conditions. Strong work ethic, flexibility, and positive attitude are a must. Experience with wildlife and/or exotic animal medicine is strongly preferred but not required.

This is a volunteer position. We offer free accommodations (room and board) in exchange for your commitment, however a $500 deposit is required to confirm your spot which will be returned upon successful completion of your full commitment.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Meals and lodging are provided at the Wild Sun Jungle Resort.

Wild Sun is a beautiful, ocean view property with a yoga deck, infinity pool, on site rescue center and various common areas among 5 acres of land next to the Cabo Blanco National Park. We have a private chef who will prepare all meals except for lunch and dinner on Saturdays. Most dietary needs can be accommodated.

See for more information and pictures regarding accommodation.

Term of Appointment:
4-12 weeks

Application Deadline:

Contact Information:
Jeremy Levine
Del Super Chicho, 100m al sur, 700m al oeste
Cabuya, none 60111
Costa Rica

Telephone Number:
+506 8884 8444


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