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Asia Pacific

NADI, VITI LEVU, FIJI - SMALL ANIMAL SHELTER New Graduates welcomeNew Position

PASH is a Fiji registered charity, operating on the main island of Viti Levu in Votualevu, Nadi, near the International Airport and the hub of our tourism industry. Our 333 islands offer opportunities to dive, surf, swim, hike, explore, or just enjoy our sunshine and relaxed tropical island life. There’s always something to do and you're surrounded by the Fijian people who are known worldwide for their outgoing friendliness. However, like so many South Pacific island nations, we have animal welfare issues, including over population of street animals and lack of basic animal care education, both of which we are helping to address through our veterinary hospital and shelter facility. It is the largest and the first modern, purpose-built animal welfare facility in the country of Fiji.

We are looking for an experienced veterinarian to work along side another full time vet in caring for a large number of shelter animals as well as maintaining a busy schedule caring for privately owned animals. The medical department is supported by two to three full-time vet nurses.

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Our facility:

About the job:

Experience is preferred, but new graduates are welcome to apply. New grads would have a great opportunity for hands on experience


Note: Fiji is a rabies free country - so no worries!

We hold all shelter animals until they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, socialized and ready to go with the best possible chance of a caring and permanent home.  We operate as a no-kill shelter.

For more information, please contact us at:
Applications and CV/resume can be submitted to: and

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Unique Opportunity for an Exotic Vet to join Tai Wai Small Animal & Exotic Hospital in Hong Kong

We are seeking an experienced colleague to join our first-opinion and referral exotic vet team at our progressive and busy 24-hour hospital.

Our caseload is 50% dog & cats and 50% exotics, with a team of 10 full-time vets including a triple boarded specialist in exotics and 2 exotics certificate holders.

We are a long established and well-known veterinary hospital in a traditional area of Hong Kong, providing high standards of patients care with our great team of vets, vet nurses, vet assistants, and two dedicated night teams.

Our exceptional facilities have been recently renovated, and provide advanced diagnostics and treatment for all species, including on-site CT, several endoscopes, laparoscopic surgery, cryosurgery, full IDEXX lab suite and Abaxis machine, IM3 dental x-rays, and dedicated small animal and exotic ICU units.

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Each of our vet benefits from a dedicated team of 2 experienced Vet Assistants, to help with translation and clinical work.

We are close to the sea, mountains and country parks, yet only a short drive to exciting Central district, packed with skyscrapers and modern shopping malls. Outside the bustling city centre, there are also stunning hiking trails with lush vegetation, country parks, beaches and several outlying islands waiting to be explored. Hong Kong boasts an amazing food culture, with countless options varying from refined Michelin star restaurants to charming local street food stalls.

Hong Kong is also one of the safest cities in the world to live, and is performing extremely well with the COVID-19 crisis, having had a very small number of cases and a very effective testing and quarantine system in place.

Who we are looking for:

Due to our high caseload of exotic pets, we are seeking to expand our team with an experienced exotic vet, holding or working towards a further qualification in Exotic Animals. The ideal candidate will have good leadership and communication skills, and be keen to build a positive relationship with all our team.

We offer:

You can learn more about us and our team at

Eligible graduates for registration to the Veterinary Surgeons Board: UK, USA, Australian, New Zealand or South African graduates (see Universities listed in Hong Kong VSB’s Schedule 1 or 2). 

Other countries’ graduates: please check eligibility on the VSB website for more information.

Please send your CV and a letter of application to

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Specialists wanted - Beecroft Animal Specialist and Emergency Hospital

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Specialists looking to relocate the beautiful Island of Singapore!

Beecroft Specialist services is building a brand new, state of the art Emergency hospital and Referral centre right in the heart of Singapore. This brand new, 10,000 square foot facility boasts a separate Exotics facility on premises, a rehabilitation centre with 2 underwater treadmills, separate large dog, small dog, cat, and ICU wards, 2 x ray rooms, scope room, 3 surgical suites (one with fluoroscopy), CT, and a soon to be added 1.5 T MRI. It is a 100% privately owned specialist-run hospital.

Job perks:

We are looking for Board certified Specialists in the following fields:

As a referral only hospital, we are looking for someone who has great communication skills and who can build and maintain excellent relations with the referring veterinary community We are keen to build a team of exceptional individuals who value working in a professional environment where compassion and respect for all staff is valued.

If interested, please contact

See our website

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At Pet Space Group, we believe it’s our responsibility to help pet owners provide a long, happy, and healthy life for their pets, which is why our highly experienced veterinarians are committed to early diagnosis and treatment of disease, giving clients more time to create memories that last a lifetime.

As a result of our growth over the past year, we are looking to grow our team and are currently seeking applications for the following position in Hong Kong:

Senior Veterinary Surgeon
$65,000 - $100,000 (HKD)



Interested candidates should send their CV to

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Veterinary help needed in Indonesian Borneo

Help improve animal welfare in Indonesia by sharing your skills and experience!

Facility and Program Description:
Kawasan Wisata Pendidikan Lingkungan Hidup (KWPLH) is an environmental education center located in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The facility’s goal is to increase environmental awareness and animal welfare. In addition to our animal programmes, the facility has several education buildings, picnic areas and playgrounds. To see a full description of the KWPLH’s facilities and goals visit or email us.

KWPLH provides a wonderful accommodation in the form of a forested enclosure for 7 sun bears rescued from the illegal pet trade. Sun bears are the mascot of Balikpapan, and many of our current education programs focus on this species.

Our Domestic Animal Program was created in response to the frequent dumping of kittens/puppies at KWPLH. We have attempted to establish a safe home for abandoned animals and a sterilization and adoption program. We currently have 145+ cats under our care as well as close to 30 dogs, and several other rescued wildlife species whenever brought to the center (macaque, civets, slow loris, birds).

The goals of our Domestic Animal Program are:

Experienced Volunteer Vet Needed
We are in need of experienced veterinarians to assist with training and development of our local animal care team. The primary goal is to train up our team [specifically our local veterinarian] in specialist medical care for our animals, under more or less challenging conditions, and to train our Indonesian animal care-taking staff in mastering necessary skills and knowledge on specialist issues that need frequent treatments.

Other tasks include ideas on improvement of our medical administration and records, enrichment and training programs, and enhancing our adoption programme. There will be work with the sun bears and other wild species, but most time will go to our domestic animals and staff training.

Outlined below is a list of topics that we need help with:

For more details about KWPLH and the veterinary position please email us!
We welcome the help from professional veterinarians in 2021. The position is preferably for 3+ months, but do e-mail us as well if you are available for shorter periods. Free housing is provided at the center, but a small local catering fee is required for meals. A volunteer visa will need to be applied for. Couples are also welcome to apply. Due to the Corona virus, timing of postings will depend on how this situation develops. (No visas are being issued for volunteers at the moment.)

Please send end questions and resumes to Gabriella Fredriksson:

For further information visit our website: or

(reposted 25th May 2021)

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The world has changed and we have to accept what is.  The animals don't know what the coronavirus is and so we won't tell them.  We will just keep trying to help as many as we can.

If you're in Thailand, or once things open up, please contact us.  We need your help.  Thank You!​

About Us:

Long term Vets wanted.

We have realized that we really need to have long term Vet volunteers.  

We are looking for a vet (and spouse if you have) who would appreciate the opportunity to take a sabbatical period, 6, 9 even 12 months off.  

Someone who is looking to sink deep into Thai culture, food, language, and island life.  And who is give back to a population that up until recently had no choice for the care of their animals.

Koh Mak is an incredible place to live that has so much to offer on many different levels.

So to that end we are building a small studio bungalow just across the yard from the clinic.

This self contained "doctor's studio" will have a private bath, small kitchenette, closet, work area, dinette table and front terrace, and designed to give privacy and space for the occupants.

Here is a short movie that shows what we do and who we are looking for.

And here is the full 11 minute film:

The Clinic:


Koh Mak:

For more information or to apply please contact Kevin:

(posted 2nd February 2021)

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Te Are Manu relies on the generosity of incredible volunteers from all over the world to staff our clinic and provide quality veterinary care to the animals of Rarotonga and Aitutaki (and covering the Cook Islands).

We have a beautiful new clinic based in Arorangi and welcome all our volunteers with open arms and a friendly Cook Islands welcome!

We are looking for volunteers who are keen to help our local animals whilst also having the opportunity to enjoy a stay in paradise.

Your volunteer experience will see you have time to gain experience and exposure to varied caseload. Previous volunteers have said Te Are Manu is a wonderful place for clinical professional development.

Our services include seeing patients for skin conditions, nail clips, road traffic accidents, dog bite and other wounds, fish poisoning and a high volume of spey and neuter surgeries.

You will also get to explore the beautiful place that we call home.

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Ideally we would like volunteers who can stay for 4-6 months or longer, but please contact us if you can only stay for a shorter period and we willl see if we can accommodate that. At the moment we are trying to source vets from June 2021 onwards.
There is no maximum stay with us. Come for a year if you like! For longer periods we can offer a stipend to help cover living costs.

We arrange all visa requirements for entry into the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands is free from coronavirus but at the moment our borders are closed. Vets from New Zealand are still allowed to enter.

We greet volunteers at the airport and make sure they get settled in to our beautiful volunteer house just a few minutes away from the clinic and on a stunning beach - great for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing.

However there is a possibility that in the near future an ‘international bubble’ between Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands will be formed when both Australia and New Zealand have eliminated or contained the virus. This would allow passenger flights to start again. When that happens vets and vet nurses from those two countries will be able to reach Rarotonga. We hope this will happen in a month or two. In the meantime please contact Te Are Manu if you are interested in volunteering even though you won’t be able to specify a date at the moment.



(posted 2nd February 2021)

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Santisook is Thai run, non-profit organization committed to serving a lot of dogs and cats living in Chiang Mai area. We run a dog shelter and a cat shelter, re-homing hundreds of animals annually, provide emergency care to strays, work with local monks in helping their resident temple dogs, provide TNR services for local government and local caretakers who feed the strays, and offer subsidized sterilizations for the dogs and cats of the very poor.

We are in need of Vet volunteers all year round. Veterinarians with a strong spay and neuter background who can commit to a longer stay are highly valued. Veterinarians who are wanting to improve their skills for spay and neuter and newly graduates are very welcome. We conduct TNR programs within Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas when we have enough vets.

Volunteer vets work together with our Thai vet when we have TNR programs. On regular days, they help on the treatment of our resident animals and emergency rescue care.

A minimum of one week is required and vets who can commit to one month stay will be considered for free accommodation depending on the availability. Volunteers are based out of our cat shelter in the town of Doi Saket, outside of Chiang Mai city. No fee to volunteers. Onsite accommodation is available.

Chiang Mai has a rich culture of Thailand and if you are into learning /improving your skills on spay and neuter, or learning the culture, or adventure and wanting to help the animals at the same time, please check our website or email us at

With the recent pandemic, Covid-19, we will abide with the rules of Thailand authorities regarding any visitors. We are still open for any bookings in the near future but please visit the website for any sudden announcement.

(updated 10th December, 2020)

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Middle East


Rewarding Role for Experienced Vet in Dubai

If so then read on, we have the job of a lifetime to tell you all about!

About us

Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre is Dubai's premier 24-hour Veterinary Hospital. We have built a facility where we can practice the very best medicine possible to give our patients exceptional care. We started the practice back in 2014, and since then it has grown and grown to the point where we have nine vets (many of whom have advanced qualifications) and ten qualified veterinary nurses.

In addition to this we have dedicated nurse assistants, receptionists and a full-time pharmacist. All of which means you can really focus on being the vet rather than all things to all people. (A word about our nursing team - they are the most competent and skilled team we’ve ever worked with.)

Our premises feature separate cat and dog clinics - we are a gold standard ISFM cat-friendly hospital. We are currently installing a 16 slice CT scanner to take our cases even further, faster. High spec ultrasound (Mylab Seven), full digital radiography & endoscopes complete the imaging.  We have an ICU, a dedicated dental theatre (including dental x-ray, and two im3 machines so you won’t have to share a table!) and a rehab centre with hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. In fact this is a theme, we have a plethora of equipment - you name it & we have probably got it.

Now the really juicy bit if you want to grow to be an outstanding vet with a broad range of skills...because we lack vet specialists or referral centres in Dubai, we are the last frontier in helping the animals who need us. This might be scary to some, but rest assured you’ll be working with incredibly experienced vets who can and do handle everything.

With our skills, experience and equipment, we are effectively the local referral option and take the second opinions and as a result you will grow far faster than you would anywhere else in the western world. We appreciate that this isn’t for everyone, but for someone who wishes to exponentially develop their skills and experience - this is the perfect job!

Speaking of cases, we have a very wide and varied caseload in solely small animal practice. It’s guaranteed you will experience cases that are both challenging and rewarding, more than enough to sit a Certificate or Membership.  If you do have a Certificate, you would make great use of your knowledge!

Let’s talk about our approach to cases. We provide exemplary medicine. We do this while taking account of the pet and family circumstances, because one size doesn’t fit all. The reason we started a 24-hour hospital was to take care of our patients every minute of every day.

About you

So, let’s talk about you.

You’ll be someone who has built a good level of knowledge and has a pragmatic approach to solving medical problems. For this role you will need a few years under your belt, but you will not be closed to new ideas and ways of doing things. So you’ll have experience, but also be open to collaborating and learning from those around you.

You’ll be a fun and energising person to be around. A glass half full kind of a person, who can see the positive side of life, even when things get stressful - as they inevitably do when you work as a vet.

One thing that matters a lot to us are the practice values, so we’re looking for people who share ours. They are: trust, honesty, loyalty, integrity, quality, effort and fairness.

You’ll absolutely have a sense of adventure (and fun). Dubai has much to explore and is an expat’s paradise location. Allied to that sense of adventure will be the courage to make bold leaps. Perhaps the thought of case diversity and career progress excites you again. Vaccines, spay and neuters don’t do it for you anymore and you are ready for a larger variety of challenging cases you can get your teeth into.

In a busy hospital like ours, there is plenty of support, but we’ve noticed that the people who do best have the following qualities:

About the job

A day in the life of a vet at our hospital is very varied as you’d expect. Your day will be split between consulting and surgery. We tend to do our surgery in the morning and get things done by early afternoon. We also have consulting hours throughout the day. There are many vets who consult and work at the same time, so you’ll always have the support of your colleagues.

Typical responsibilities will include:

We do see a lot of emergency cases in Dubai so if you like ECC then this is a role you will love. Don’t be put off though if you need support for these cases. As long as you are willing to learn, we’ll support you in developing these skills.

About Dubai

Dubai is a fantastic place to live and work, with no pollution, a very cosmopolitan outlook and year-round sunshine. It is ideally situated to travel the world with both Europe, Africa and Asia a few hours away. We live in a thriving metropolis with a melting pot of cultures and foods, stunning beaches, excellent recreation pursuits and busy nightlife! Dubai has taken a very balanced approach to the pandemic which ensures high levels of safety whilst allowing relative normality.

The compensation package

In addition to a great working environment and opportunities for skill development you can expect a highly rewarding remuneration and benefits package:

How to apply

If you’ve read this to the end, then we know two things. Firstly you’re a detail focussed person and secondly, you have a spirit of adventure. If so, then we’d love to hear from you and welcome the chance to set up an initial zoom interview. (If you’re not totally sick of zooming!)

To get the ball rolling please send your covering letter explaining why you’d be a good fit for the practice and the job, plus your CV to  for the attention of Dr Monique Strange. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Is practicing veterinary medicine just a part of your life? 
Tired of the urban rat-race?
Want an outdoor lifestyle? 
Ever considered emigrating to Canada?

The location: 

The practice is located on an acreage on the west shore of Kootenay Lake, nine km north of the village of Kaslo, nestled in the mountain ranges of southeastern British Columbia, Canada.  The geography is dominated by the large, pristine lake and 2000-3000m heavily forested mountains.  The area is relatively sparsely populated, and is becoming a haven for urban refugees. 

The village of Kaslo has a health centre with 4 physicians, a K-12 school, an ice arena, tennis courts and baseball diamond.  A vibrant arts community thrives, with a renowned summer jazz festival on a floating stage.

The real estate:

The practice is located in the bottom floor of a 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom  3600 sq ft home built in 1994.  A covered breezeway containing a hot tub and storage adjoins the house to an 800 sq ft shop with a kennel building underneath. A 1000 sq ft barn with hayloft is situated in the adjacent fenced pasture land.  The buildings are located on a 3-4 hectare parcel of land overlooking a  secluded beach on Kootenay Lake.

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The practice: 

Established for 26 years, the practice serves the north end of Kootenay Lake, with the next closest practice 75 km to the south.  The practice is 95% small animal with some potential for expanded equine work in the area.  The clinic has separate bathroom, reception, exam, kennel, treatment, and surgery rooms.  Gas anaesthesia, monitors, new CBC and chemistry analyzers,and an older X-ray unit are in use.  Grooming and boarding facilities are present.  The clientele is loyal and appreciative.  Cases requiring referral can be sent to Washington State University vet teaching hospital across the border.  Two part-time assistants and a family member are currently employed.  Annual gross revenue is in the $600,000 range with a high net due to low overhead costs.

The opportunity: 

The home-based practice provides flexibility in time management, allowing a great work/life balance.  It would enable the prospective new owner to continue working while raising a family and allow the veterinary practice to be a family affair.  The area offers unparalleled and unrestricted access to outdoor recreation, with hiking, mountain biking, ATV’ing, swimming and boating in the summer and skiing, skating and snowmobiling in the winter. The current owner is planning to retire in the area and is willing to assist in the transition. The priority is to ensure that the community has continued access to veterinary services, so sale of the practice with inventory and equipment without the real estate would also be considered. 

Dr Pat Haegedorn
North Kootenay Veterinary Services Ltd

(updated 27th May, 2021)

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South America


We are looking to fill the role of Vet at our wildlife centres in Bolivia, with start dates once the borders are opened in Bolvia after quarantine time is over. 

Financial agreement: free board and housing

Time commitment: minimum of 6 months

The role requires autonomy and organization in carrying out the daily routine, which involves cleaning, preparing food, checking the animals and overseeing the volunteers’ work as well as the day to day running of the clinic. The vet must have a strong level of teamwork, responsibility and initiative. It is essential that the vet understands the work and the importance of keeping the animals in good health. There will also be times that the vet has to aid the head veterinarian in treating human patients. The main goal is that the animals receive the best possible care and attention in the most efficient way possible.

Candidates should have a strong interest in wildlife, a veterinary related degree and at least 2 years of experience in the clinic (competent in routine surgery such as castrations, ovariohysterectomy, amputations etc.) and some experience in large feline care. Candidates should also have at the minimum an intermediate level of written and spoken English and basic Spanish or willingness to learn.

Please apply via email to, including a letter of application, indicating:

(posted 2nd February 2021)

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