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PhaNgan Animal Care (PAC), Koh PhaNgan, Thailand (posted 23rd April) Administrator
PhaNgan Animal Care (PAC) is primarily a nursing clinic, providing nursing and veterinary care for the island’s stray and unwanted animals. We have a dedicated neutering and vaccination programme, which has made an enormous difference to the population control on the island, as well as the health of the individual animals. PAC is a team of 2 permanent members of staff, (the CEO & Manager/Head Nurse, and a Trainee Nurse/Senior Clinic assistant - both Thai) The rest of the team is made up of volunteers. We are currently seeking a long term volunteer - minimum contract 1 year, to support the work of the CEO & Manager/Head Nurse)
Administrator Job description
The purpose of this position is to provide assistance to Por - The CEO & Manager/Head Nurse. It involves a variety of analytical, evaluative, advisory, coordinating, supervisory, and technical functions in supporting the running of PhaNgan Animal Care (a non-profit organisation based in the Gulf of Thailand.) Areas of responsibility encompass veterinary practice administration, planning of surgery days with Por, training of volunteers, fundraising and resource management, data automation, safety and security, and review/evaluation/analysis of the past performance of the centre. PR and Communication are also a large part of this role and you will be speaking to people daily about the work of the centre.
The position is full time, Monday to Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 with weekend shifts alternated on a roster system.
- Must be compassionate about animals.
- No formal education requirements but a college/university degree in a business related field is preferable.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
- Organisation and mathematical skills.
- Advanced computer skills essential.
- Experience of working in a non-profit (preferably in Asia) is desirable.
- A full international drivers license.
- A basic grasp of the Thai language will be helpful.
A remuneration package of 15,000THB/month (from this, you will be expected to cover the costs of your own visa and visa runs which currently works out at around 2500THB / month.)
Furnished onsite accommodation. The administrator will be expected to stay in this accommodation as patients can get noisy at night and you will need to be around to keep the noise down so we can keep the neighbors happy!
Free use of PAC motorbikes during working hours. Out of hours, these must be hired at a cost of 80THB for a full day, or 40 THB for 1/2 day.
A chance to live on a beautiful tropical island, in the Gulf of Thailand and immerse yourself fully in a unique and beautiful culture.
For more information please visit our website www.pacthailand.org or "like" us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhanganAnimalCare?fref=ts
PhaNgan Animal Care, Koh PhaNgan, Thailand (updated 22nd April) Volunteer Nurses
Who doesn't want to work in paradise?
PhaNgan Animal Care (PAC) is looking for volunteer vets to carry out their existing spay/neuter programme as well as help treat the sick and injured stray animals of Koh PhaNgan in Thailand. www.pacthailand.org) ). PAC is also seeking volunteer veterinary nurses, and vet students to work with our Head Nuse and Clinic Assistant
There are so many dogs and cats living on Koh PhaNgan due to the rise in tourism and consequently, the abundance of food they provide. Disease, malnutrition, mange and road traffic accidents await many of the animals who are born into this life.
PhaNgan Animal Care (PAC) was established 11 years ago and is primarily a nursing clinic, providing nursing and veterinary care for the island’s stray and unwanted animals. We have a dedicated neutering and vaccination program, which has made an enormous difference to population control on the island, as well as the health of the individual animals but we need the help of volunteers if we are to continue in our mission of creating a healthy non-breeding street dog and cat population.
In the 11 years that PAC has been operating, there have been no reports of rabies in either dogs or humans in Koh PhaNgan. PAC vaccinate as many animals as possible but the threat of rabies is ever present when on the mainland the disease is still .
To date, PAC have sterilized over 3500 animals and vaccinated more than 5000 against rabies.
VOLUNTEERING AT PAC
Volunteering at PAC is both challenging and rewarding. Many of the common ailments here are not often seen in the west. In addition, we do not have the luxury of X-ray's, ECG's and blood tests to aid us in our diagnosis although we do have a microscope even if it is a little blurry!
As we often don't have a vet at PAC, we rely very heavily on our Head Nurse who is well trained and knowledgeable on the islands most common diseases. We are looking for veterinary nurses who are happy to absorb themselves into island life and who can use their own initiative. A happy, bubbly personality are a must and a "can do" attitude is essential. You will spend much of your time here travelling the island by motorbike attending to the different animals in need as well as attending to the animals inside the hospital who need extra care, When we have a vet present you will be asked to assist in preparing the animals for surgery, recovery of animals and monitoring the anesthetics.
We can recommend a variety of places to stay, from a cliff-face balcony 10 minutes from the main party beach, to a secluded sunset view over the gulf of Thailand, many of which have offered a discount to visiting veterinarians working with PAC. We can also offer discounts on scuba diving packages and other activities for those veterinarians volunteering their time.
If you stay for a month or more we will offer you onsite accommodation and while a 3 month commitment is suggested - may we recommend a 6 month stay to ensure a good cross-section of the weather: you really need to see this place in the sunshine! You'll also be amazed how quickly the time passes.
For more information please visit our website www.pacthailand.org or "like" us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhanganAnimalCare?fref=ts
Royal Animal Hospital, Kuwait (posted 18th April) Experienced and Qualified Vet Nurse
We require a highly motivated, qualified and experienced Vet Nurse required to join our busy and expanding practice. Working alongside 3 vets and a team of 6 nurses you will be involved in providing the best veterinary care available in Kuwait. We also provide boarding and grooming facilities with dedicated staff and receptionists.
Duties include nurse clinics, triage, anesthesia, theatre nursing, schedule III, lab work (Vettest, Vetlyte and QBC), radiography and inpatient care including care of critically ill patients and animals with infectious diseases. As a qualified Veterinary Nurse you will also provide support and training to less qualified members of staff and ensure that high quality care and standards are adhered to.
You must be qualified and able to work well under pressure. You will be part of a small, friendly team but must be able to work on your own initiative. We see a lot of exotics and birds so experience or willingness to learn is essential.
Salary is tax free and dependent on qualification and experience. Travel, accommodation and annual flights are included. 48 hours per week – 6 day working week, 30 days holiday a year.
Please contact Jemma Kerr:
Phone: +965 24750966 / +965 24759838
Thangam Memorial Trust, Tirupur, India (posted 26th March) Vet Nurses
Veterinary nurses are required for our shelter for dogs and our vet hospital.
- Salary negotiable
- Free accommodation and food
For further information or to apply, please contact Asha on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bahrain Vet Centre, Bahrain (posted 25th March)
We are seeking a Senior Veterinary Nurse for our veterinary clinic In Bahrain vet centre.
- At least 5 years work experience in a large mixed veterinary
- Experience in a management or supervisory role.
- Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning and plenty of initiative and flexibility.
- A good sense of humor, excellent communication skills and the ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff.
- Cultural sensitivity and a history of working abroad.
- Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 3 years.
Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.
How to apply:
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application for email@example.com
Drakenstein Veterinary Clinic, Western Cape, South Africa (posted 20th March)
01 August to 31 December. Permanent position offered thereafter.
Notes: Drakenstein Vet Clinic requires a vet nurse for large Thoroughbred stud farm near Robertson, Western Cape from August 2013. Duties will include treatment of sick foals and mares, and assistance with routine vet procedures. Accommodation will be provided. Equine experience required. Please contact Dr Robin Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drakenstein Veterinary Clinic, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Vets Beyong Borders, Himalayas, India (posted 25th January) Volunteer Vet Nurses
Tired of cranky vets, noisy kennels and awkward clients??
Why not have a hill change? Take a working holiday in Ladakh, in the spectacular Himalayas of India and join our dedicated team working on the Ladakh Street Dog Sterilisation Programme. Vets and nurses from Australia, NZ, Europe and India help locals to catch, de-sex and rabies vaccinate street dogs from the township of Leh and surrounding villages. The project is a local initiative which began in 2006 and now has plenty of hometown support. It is largely funded by the Bridgette Bardot Foundation and is staffed by keen volunteers through Vets Beyond Borders.
A competent western nurse working with and teaching the buddhist locals is critical to the projects success.
You would ideally have your cert IV, need to be able to work well in a team, have a good sense of humour and be tolerant and respectful of different cultures.
The project runs from June 1st till September 30th. We suggest that volunteers work at least 3 weeks, in order to acclimatise and also make the trip worthwhile.
To find out more have a look at; http://www.vetsbeyondborders.org/our-projects/ladakh-project/
Or contact the Project Manager Sarah Matthews at; LARDoM@vetsbeyondborders.org
SIKKIM - NE INDIA - VOLUNTEERS (posted 23rd January)
Experienced volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses are required at the Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health (S.A.R.A.H.) Programme, Gangtok, India. The state of Sikkim is nestled in the beautiful Himalayan foothills of North-Eastern India. Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) works in partnership with the Government of Sikkim and the Fondation Brigitte Bardot to enable this successful extensive state-wide Animal Birth Control – Anti-Rabies (ABC-AR) programme.
The project operates twelve months a year though it is not recommended for volunteers to travel to Sikkim during the monsoon season (usually June to August). A usual length of stay for volunteers is between 3 and 8 weeks but longer periods may also be possible. VBB volunteers receive no remuneration and must cover their own travel, insurance and visa costs however comfortable accommodation and working conditions are provided.
Volunteers are currently urgently needed for September to November 2013 and all of 2014.
Veterinarians require at least 2 years experience in small animal practice and proficiency in canine sterilisation surgeries. Veterinary Nurses require at least 1 years experience in small animal practice. As this is an early release programme, all ovariohysterectomies are performed via a right flank approach - most vets become proficient in this technique relatively quickly.
For more information about the SARAH Programme please visit http://www.vetsbeyondborders.org/our-projects/sikkim-anti-rabies-and-animal-health-programme-sarah/. If you have specific questions about volunteering for SARAH after reading the information on our website please contact the SARAH Programme Manager. (email@example.com)
If you are interested in volunteering for this project and satisfy the minimum requirements, please visit our website to register your interest. Please note that you must become a VBB member to apply to volunteer in our projects and that not all applications are successful.
SOUTH INDIA - VBB BYLAKUPPE PROJECT - VOLUNTEERS (posted 22nd January)
Volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses are invited to travel to the Vets Beyond Borders’ Bylakuppe Rabies and Disease Control Programme in South India.
This project is in partnership with the Fondation Brigitte Bardot and the local community, which is one of the largest settlements of Tibetan refugees outside of their homeland.
It is a unique opportunity to be part of the dog health programme in a ‘protected area’ of the South Indian highlands, which also has a large number of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples. This dog sterilisation, health care and anti-rabies programme started operation in early 2011 and veterinary and veterinary nurse volunteers are needed to staff the clinic.
Volunteers are required to stay for a minimum of two weeks, however longer stays are welcome and preferred. Previous experience working in field camps in developing communities is preferred but not essential. Veterinarians require at least two years experience in small animal practice and proficiency in canine sterilisation surgeries.
Veterinary Nurses require at least a year’s experience in small animal practice with good anaesthesia knowledge and be able to perform general surgical and medical nursing tasks, place IV catheters, monitor and maintain IV anaesthesia. They should also be able to work with the local para-vets who will provide basic animal care.
Volunteers will need to have the ability to work in minimalist conditions, and be adaptable and flexible to the situation. A good sense of humour, tolerant attitude to different cultural attitudes and beliefs are essential, as are cooperative attitudes and ability to carry out good team work.
The VBB Bylakuppe project is, in many ways, unique as it is situated in a culturally conformist environment. Hence, we would like you to be aware that this is a NO KILL project (which means euthanasia is not a procedural option. Clothing should be discreet for both men and women (in all weathers); and if you are considering travelling with a partner, there are protocols for how you relate in public.
Please see the VBB website which has extensive information on volunteering and the means to register an application: www.vetsbeyondborders.org. If you have any further questions on volunteering or the current status and the cultural/religious context of the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Soi Dog Foundation, Phuket, Thailand (posted 4th January)
Help Street Dogs and Cats in Phuket, Thailand!
Soi Dog Foundation, the fastest growing animal welfare organization in Southeast Asia, urgently needs volunteer veterinarians and vet nurses/vet techs at its shelter on Phuket. You can work with Soi Dog’s staff to to treat the approximately 400 rescued dogs and dozens of cats at the shelter, and contribute to the organization’s high-volume street dog sterilization program.
Come to Phuket, a well-known beach resort destination in southern Thailand, and treat animals with diseases that are rarely seen in most Western countries. Soi Dog’s volunteers repeatedly say they had rewarding and unforgettable experiences.
Soi Dog Foundation needs veterinary volunteers immediately. You will receive free accommodation, and if you stay for a month or more Soi Dog will help cover your other costs.
Volunteers must be qualified vets or vet nurses/technicians and should have at least two years experience with small animals. Please contact John Dalley at email@example.com and provide the dates you would like to volunteer.
Esther Honey Foundation, Cook Islands (posted 3rd December)
Practice Manager, Veterinarians, vet nurses and vet students to volunteer in the beautiful Cook Islands.
The Esther Honey Foundation, named one of the world’s "100 best volunteer vacations to enrich your life" in National Geographic’s 100 Best Vacations series, provides the only veterinary care and clinic in the whole of the Cook Islands, a tropical paradise with lovely friendly people and an easy relaxed way of life.
Established in 1995, EHF has become a trusted member of the community while treating more than 34,000 patients. Our all-volunteer teams have spayed/neutered more than 13,000 animals, reduced the number of Rarotonga dogs from 6,000 to 1,666 and sterilized more than 70% of the remaining population. Most importantly, we have achieved this goal without killing healthy animals and by providing equitable care to all animals, owned and stray, in exchange for donations only.
Practice Manager needed (vet nursing experience helpful) to work closely with the foundation's US board and president in managing the Foundation's Animal Clinic operations and community programs. A modest stipend is provided in addition to shared housing and transportation.
Experienced volunteer veterinarians (three years minimum with surgical experience including spay and neuter) are needed at the Esther Honey Foundation Animal Clinic on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands throughout 2013. Responsibilities include supervising vet students and new graduates.
Less experienced veterinarian, nurse and vet student positions are also available throughout 2013.
The all-volunteer staff treats an average of 300 (primarily) companion animals monthly (including free spaying and neutering) at no cost to the community. Clinic hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday, 9-noon on Saturdays. Emergencies are accommodated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Modest dorm-style housing, visa, local transfers and clinic business related costs are covered by the foundation; all other expenditures are the responsibility of the volunteer. CV and 2 professional references required.
If interested, please contact Cathy Sue at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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