Vet Jobs - Worldwide
- Asia Pacific
- Singapore - Animal Practice Pte Ltd - small animal hospital - full time and locum
- Cook Islands - Esther Honey Foundation - volunteers required including new Practice Manager vacancy
- Thailand - Baan Unrak Thai Animal Sanctuary - volunteer vets required
- Thailand - PhaNgan Animal Care - volunteer vets required
- Thailand - Phuket - Soi Dog Foundation - volunteer/vets required
- Bali - Ubud - Good Karma Vet Clinic - volunteer/vets required
- North-East India - Sikkim region - Vets Beyond Borders SARAH project - volunteers required
- India - Himalayas Region - Vets Beyond Borders Ladakh Programme - volunteers required
- South India - Vets Beyond Borders Bylakuppe project - volunteers required
- India - Jaipur - Vets Beyond Borders VetTrain Program - Volunteer Veterinarian Trainers
- East Africa - Zanzibar - Volunteers required
- Ireland - Dingle Peninsula - practice for sale or lease
Young growing small animal practice in the beautiful south west of Ireland on the Dingle peninsula, famous for its dolphin, surfing, scenery and hospitality, for sale or lease.
Fully equipped, x ray, ultrasound, dental machines, microscope, clean theatre, fully computerised and designed from scratch only 5 years ago. Located on main road on edge of largest town in the area. Highly visible, best parking in the town, loyal client base, very strong retail sales and great profit margins (GP 60% in year to 31/12/2012). We also carry out a small amount of equine work and there is plenty of scope for expansion into large animal if required. Currently 1.5 vet due to other industry commitments but would easily expand to 2 vet as we are simply unable to commit any more time to it and are turning down work.
Perfect practice for someone or couple wanting to come back to Ireland or for some surfing or windsurfing Australian looking for cooler climates.
(posted 15th May)
Description: Zanzibar Animals Affection Society (ZAASO) is a community-based, registered, non-profit organisation that provides shelter, adoption, foster care, rescue, and veterinary treatment and services to animals in need.
ZAASO is committed to improving the welfare of all animals in Zanzibar, including livestock, working and domestic animals. The organisation was founded in 2009 in response to the extensive maltreatment of animals apparent in Zanzibar’s urban and rural areas. The organisation began with a rescue operation of severely malnourished, abused and wounded cart-donkeys and cows. The organisation now consists of the following projects: ZAASO Clinics Project; Sanctuary and Shelter; Vaccinations Project; Education and Awareness (currently being developed further); Donkey of the Month Project; Legislative Action; Internship and Volunteer Programme.
ZAASO has grown from strength to strength over the past few years, and has become an essential part of the Zanzibar community. Unfortunately the level of animal care and veterinary skills are very poor, and are not easily accessed by the community and public. A typical vet trained in Tanzania only attends university for 3 years, and does not always gain field experience before graduation. On Zanzibar they depend on veterinary doctors who have not always fulfilled the education requirements, but do have field experience. Because of this lack of knowledge ZAASO is in dire need of experienced and qualified professionals to assist with the training of staff members and volunteers at the shelter.
ZAASO is in the process of setting up a volunteer program which will allow international veterinary students and graduates to assist with the general running of existing programs and overseeing the set up of educational programs.
Organization: Zanzibar Animals Affection Society (ZAASO)
Project Location: Kianga, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Contact: Wendy Godley / Anna van den Berg
Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Period: Year round
Languages: English / Dutch / Italian
Who can volunteer: Adults of both sexes
Commitment: 2 weeks minimum
Cost: Any individual wishing to volunteer may do so for a fee of $20 per night for accommodation which provides valuable income for ZAASO which runs on very limited funds and donations. Food is not included but transport will be provided once a week into Stonetown to buy personal supplies. A communal kitchen with a fridge and stove is supplied. Local transport is also easily accessed from the sanctuary, so it is possible to buy food and general supplies quite easily.
Notes: Facebook address: www.facebook.com/Zanzibar.Animals.Affection.Society
(renewed 30th January)
Tired of anal glands, after-hours 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 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.
Volunteer vets need to have at least 2 years clinical experience and be competent in canine surgery.
You 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
(posted 25th January)
Vets Beyond Borders VetTrain India: Jaipur
Veterinarian trainers urgently needed to assist with VetTrain courses.
Two-week courses from September 2012 until May 2013.
Following the success of our VetTrain programs in Sikkim and Delhi in 2012, we are expanding, with a new regional centre training base in Rajasthan’s colourful capital, Jaipur.
English speaking, experienced volunteer veterinarians are required to assist in delivering VetTrain, an Animal Birth Control-AntiRabies (ABC-AR) training program, developed with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).
Successful applicants will deliver lectures and supervise surgical sessions, using standardised Animal Birth Control and antiRabies (ABC-AR) protocols and humane animal handling methods. Classes are small and the trainees engaging and very enthusiastic to learn new skills. Each course runs for 14 days. Training materials are provided and lodgings and some meals are provided on site.
The VetTrain program aims to significantly and sustainably improve animal welfare and community public health in India, by improving the knowledge and skills of veterinarians, veterinary assistants, animal handlers and program managers in the areas directly relevant to an Animal Birth Control –Anti-Rabies (ABC-AR) program.
Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, is a historic royal state that draws throngs of tourists. They come to view the exquisite architecture- palaces and fortresses; Jaipur’s pink ‘Old City’; to experience a camel safari in the desert; and to be immersed in the chaotic enthralling sensory experience that draws people to the Indian subcontinent.
This is a wonderful opportunity to combine a visit to one of India’s most exotic tourist meccas with a very rewarding, perhaps life-changing volunteering experience. It may be possible to combine VetTrain with active project work in the field in one of our 3 programs: SARAH Sikkim, Ladakh or Bylakuppe.
Be dazzled, be inspired, make a difference. You will never forget it.
For more information please visit our website at http://www.vetsbeyondborders.org/our-projects/vbb-vet-train/.
For general details on volunteering with Vets Beyond Borders, please read the information at http://www.vetsbeyondborders.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/
Then, please register your application to volunteer at this same section.
If you have further enquiries please contact us via this link: http://www.vetsbeyondborders.org/contact-us
(updated 25th 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.
(updated 23rd 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 Foundation 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
(updated 23rd January)
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!
We are looking for experienced veterinarians to volunteer at PAC, mainly for the main purpose of neutering, so that we can continue our efforts in humane population control. The number of government-planned culls on the island has decreased dramatically in the years since PAC’s opening and – with your help – we hope to eventually be able to eliminate them completely.
Due to the clinic workload, we schedule 2 surgery days per week for veterinarians (we can do 3 a week if you are happy to give your time) assisting our neutering program. We usually collect our patients on the morning of surgery, so you need only to arrive at the clinic and the live-in nurses will be ready to assist with surgeries and anesthetics. In addition, there may be difficult medical cases or other surgeries required to assist our nurses in the treatment the various island ailments and if you wish to work extra days, we get many consultations in on a daily basis and your knowledge here could prove invaluable.
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.
This position requires at least 2 years of small animal clinical experience. It is not an appropriate placement for inexperienced veterinarians, unless they are willing to remain nurse’s assistants – a similar role to that of vet students, though with greater collaboration regarding treatment options. We do not promote the use of Koh PhaNgan’s animals for surgical learning or practice. Individual new graduates may be accepted in certain circumstances, depending on the availability of supervision, length of commitment, and level of experience.
If you will be in Thailand or are tempted to visit, please donate a few of your days to PAC - it's an ideal opportunity to help the less elite of the animal population!
For more information please visit our website www.pacthailand.org or "like" us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/PhanganAnimalCare?fref=ts
(updated 22nd April)
Have you ever dreamt of going off the beaten track? Using your skills to really make long lasting change in the community?
An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Vet (experienced) to volunteer their skills in a remote community in Thailand.
Sangkhlaburi lies within the Kanchanburi province, approximately eight hours from Bangkok. Situated on the Myanmar border this picturesque town is surrounded by stunning mountains, national parks, waterfalls and rivers.
With a Thai, Burmese, Karen, Mon and Laos population the rich cultural diversity is what makes this town unique.
Established in 2006, Baan Unrak Thai Animal Sanctuary is a small sanctuary in Sangkhlaburi. The sanctuary is currently home to 30 resident dogs,
The nearest veterinary clinic is located over three hours away, so the local animals rely on the sanctuary to assist them in times of need. We see all manner of ailments – from regular fleas & ticks, to scabies, distemper, parvo, and human inflicted injuries.
We also run regular sterilisation and vaccination projects to humanely manage the stray animal population, and improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans in the area.
An experienced vet, you will work with a small passionate team of volunteers (including a Sanctuary Manager) to improve the health and wellbeing of all animals in Sangkhlaburi.
You’ll be flexible and adaptable, with sound analytical skills to tackle the challenges that the role presents. Your sense of humour will also assist with this!
In return, this opportunity will offer you hands-on experience in a challenging yet extremely rewarding role, particularly the constant learning and seeing the direct impact that your work has in the lives of animals and humans in the community.
It will also offer you the opportunity to put your skills to the test – with limited diagnostics and basic equipment, plus exposure to unique injuries, illnesses and diseases and treatments that you won’t find in developed countries.
For further information on this exciting opportunity including a copy of the position description, please email us at email@example.com.
For further information on the sanctuary, please visit our website www.thaianimalsanctuary.com
To apply, please forward a covering letter and CV (including details of two referees) to firstname.lastname@example.org
(listed 4th March)
EXPERIENCED VETS REQUIRED IN SINGAPORE
Practice looking for motivated & EXPERIENCED small animal veterinarians. Full-time and locum positions available with minimum after-hours and overtime.
We practise high quality medicine and good client education. Our clinics are equipped with digital radiography, isoflurane anaesthetic machine, dental machine, Vetscan, centrifuge, IV infusion pumps, cautery, suction pump and computerised record system.
We are supportive in professional development and offers customised employment packages to suit individual lifestyle. Attractive and rewarding remunerations will be awarded to performing vets. Selected high performer will be offered position as manager vet and/ or co-own the clinic(s).
Preferably seeking valued applicants that can fulfil one or most of the following:
- independent and confident in diagnostics and internal medicine
- ability to perform routine soft-tissue surgeries (e.g. desex, hernia repair, c-section, lumpectomy, Urolithiasis ...)
- ability to perform other common soft tissue surgeries (e.g. thoracic drainage and/ or other drainage placement, splenectomy, soft palate, foreign body r/o ...)
- ability to perform basic eye surgeries (e.g. conjunctival fold/ nictitans gland prolapse)
- ability to perform basic orthopedics (e.g. bone pinning / cruciate repair / patellar luxation)
Please apply/ write in to email@example.com or call +65-91465265.
Degree in Veterinary Medicine fully registrable in Singapore. Kindly check with AVA or contact them via www.ava.gov.sg regarding veterinarian licensing to practise in Singapore.
(posted 5th February 2013)
Help Street Dogs and Cats in Phuket, Thailand!
Soi Dog Foundation, the fastest growing animal welfare organization in Southeast Asia, 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.
Volunteers must be qualified vets or vet nurses/technicians and should have at least two years experience with small animals. Please contact Belinda at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the dates you would like to volunteer.
(posted 3rd January 2013)
Volunteer in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Bali is the land of the gods, deeply spiritual and religious, blessed with a warm climate, stunning rice paddies and mountain regions.
In stark contrast to the island's beauty are their long suffering animals, more specifically the dogs and cats. Mangy, starving and often times suffering from reoccurring skin conditions worsened by the humidity they are in desperate need of help.
Good Karma Vet Clinic is located in Ubud, Bali - home to the ever popular Eat Pray Love film! We treat mainly dogs and cats, and the majority of the procedures carried out are sterilisations to help curb the population growth.
We often find puppies, cats and kittens that have been dumped, and treat dogs suffering with blood parasites, as well as the occasional case of intentional dog poisoning. We see cases of distemper and parvo, and very rarely rabies.
We operate a dog shelter with over 120 dogs and puppies. We have many cats and kittens, plus 5 monkeys and a pig called Wally currently in our care. Volunteering at BARC is not all sunsets and Bintang! You will be expected to work HARD! It is very hot and muggy in Bali, even in the jungle and Ubud which makes things a little bit harder still. In saying that, you will be rewarded for your efforts by witnessing the amazing affect your contribution makes in just a short time.
- a fully qualified veterinarian
- proactive and willing to use initiative and really make the volunteer post your own
- competent in diagnostic procedures and willing to ask for help if needed. We do not have large diagnostic machines; you will need to complete extensive diagnoses using all your skills and intuition
- good with people. Most of our clients are Western and speak English, and vets and clients have direct contact daily, we also communicate with local clients and patience and understanding is required.
- you understand that Bali is a third world destination, that standards, procedures, and equipment are not the same as what you may be used to back in Australia
- willing to give every dog a chance at life. We have many dogs that have recovered from horrific accidents and then gone on to be adopted into loving families, and this is why we try everything we can to save every life
- working under an Indonesian Vet, and prepared to share Western knowledge and skills when opportunities arise
- willing to work 5 out of 7 days per week from 9:00 - 5:00 (flexibility ok)
- staying in Bali for four weeks +
BARC (Bali Dog Adoption Rehabilitation Centre) a registered Australian/Indonesian not-for-profit animal organisation. Founded in 2006, we have expanded rapidly. We have rescued 4000+ dogs and presently care for 150+ dogs and puppies, plus cats, kittens, 5 monkeys and a pig. With no government funding, we rely on donations from the global community. We aim to relieve the suffering, starvation and abuse of Bali street dogs through rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing.
BARC is a no-kill shelter providing vaccination, sterilisation and any other necessary medical assistance to all rescued dogs. We operate a street program to help many mistreated dogs. Additionally we conduct education programs to the Balinese community.
- an amazing unstructured volunteer opportunity for a graduate, or experienced Veterinarian to gain extensive hands-on experience from the word go
- a challenging and rewarding environment where you can really make the position your own. This is a role where you will see the difference your contribution makes every single day
- 2 free days per week to discover Bali! The monkey forest, famous temples, Ubud market and iconic Ubud football field are all in the immediate area
- the opportunity to aid a not-for-profit organization to make a positive difference and change the fate of thousands of animals
- the chance to take part in training our local staff on the practical side of animal care and first aid
- accommodation is available off site for a low price
- the chance to visit the Warriors Legacy - BARC's developing sanctuary located in the beautiful jungle of Bali
If this sounds like you, and you would like to spend a month, or a whole gap year in paradise, please send an email to email@example.com
Check out the website www.balidogrefuge.com
See us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BaliDogAdoptionRehabilitationCentre
To Apply Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
P.S If you are coming over to Bali for a holiday, we welcome medical donations and can provide a customs letter if required.
(posted 4th January 2013)
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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(updated 3rd December)
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