Place of work: Cuc Phuong National Park

Work place: Multifaceted facility focused on rehabilitation, sanctuary and breeding of native primates

Report to: Director 

Working time: Permanent position

Expected starting date: As soon as possible

Salary: Compensated based on experience 

Duties:

  • Provide medical services for primates including 8 species of langur, 4 species of gibbon and 2 species of loris
  • Manage health of captive population of ~180 individuals 
  • Diagnose disease, provide treatments and intensive care as needed
  • Follow protocols and aid in updating them as necessary
  • Be on-call for emergencies at the rescue center 24/7
    • Organize coverage for when you are absent 
  • Manage diet recommendations and work with wildlife nutritionist to provide optimum nutrition for each individual and species
  • Provide welfare assessments routinely
  • Recordkeeping both manually and in ZIMS database for every case
  • Operate and maintain the veterinary clinic along with maintenance and quality controls of all equipment
  • Organize consumable supply budget and inventory 
  • Necropsy all deceased individuals and seek cause of death
  • Lead in team efforts to improve both in-house and send out diagnostics 
  • Work to enhance the capacity with the veterinary laboratory at Vietnam University of Agriculture Veterinary Medicine
  • Organize preventative measures to control/ limit disease outbreak in the center
  • Aid in education for captive team when dealing with potential zoonotic diseases
  • Provide medical care on site as needed to confiscated animals. 
  • Aim to improve health care for non-releasable, ambassador animals
  • Implement preventative parasite screening program and deworming schedule based on the needs and priorities of the animals
  • Work with students and researchers to learn more about the health conditions of the animals at the center
  • Study, research and document case reports regularly routinely
  • Communicate complex cases with contact vet and/or neighboring veterinary professionals to provide the best possible care
  • Work with keepers to ensure animals are receiving the best possible care and train them as needed to improve quality. Respect the keepers’ experience and job and work together to accomplish results. 

Unique Opportunities:

  • Help save some of Vietnam’s most threatened native species from extinction
  • Provide care for animals that have suffered immensely and work to alleviate their pain and put them back into protected wild habitat through our rehabilitation program 
  • Learn skills from highly experienced veterinary professionals
  • Participate in regularly scheduled capacity building projects for wildlife veterinary medicine
  • Paid travel for training and continued education each year
  • Present our work and mission at workshops and conferences
  • Find your place in the conservation medicine world!

Expectations:

  • Vietnamese Nationality
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Veterinary Science
  • Highly-motivated and strong interest in learning
  • Positive attitude
  • Work well with team and volunteers
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; work to improve limitations 

Further Information:

  • Prepare to work in high-stress environment 
  • Must be flexible in work schedule due to unknown daily changes
  • Be prepared to withstand working conditions that evoke compassion fatigue and burnout. Come prepared to learn coping mechanisms and create a strong bond with EPRC team for support system. 
  • May be required to work long shifts with few breaks during emergencies, rescues and over the holidays
  • Will be expected to support the neighboring rescue centers

How to apply:

Email your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter with title “EPRC Vet Applicant” to caroline.rowley@eprc.asia

Deadline: 30 Sep 2019

Phone number for contact: 033 3833581

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