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WECare Worldwide, Talalla, Sri Lanka (posted 21st November) Vet Nurse

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* PAID VET NURSE POSITIONS IN SOUTHERN SRI LANKA- ECC/HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY OUTREACH *

** Location- WECare Veterinary Hospital, Talalla, Sri Lanka **

Wanna spend your days (and hard-earned skills!) helping those who really need it?! At WECare, we are vets and nurses doing just that! Sri Lanka is home to millions of street dogs and they need our help more than ever… Our work is not for the faint-hearted- most of it is trauma-based- but we pride ourselves on providing the very best care to animals who have no one looking out for them. AND WE ARE BUSYYYYY- we NEED YOU!!

WECare is a UK vet and nurse run charity providing high standard veterinary care to the millions of roaming dogs in Sri Lanka in need of vet care. We don’t believe street dogs should receive second rate care because they don’t have an owner… and we don’t believe vets/nurses should have to practice second rate care if they want to do something good (/get out of the corporate rat race!). We work to UK standards.

We are looking to recruit VET NURSES (2 years + experience) on minimum two year contracts to help us on our mission of ensuring no street dog goes without veterinary care! We are expanding our reach and impact within Sri Lanka and so need a few more incredible additions to the team to make this happen. We are looking for candidates for two separate roles- one to cover the ECC/Hospital and one to assist with our Outreach Programmes (mass neuter, vacc, microchip and education).

Benefits include-

We are located in one of the most beautiful spots on the south coast with incredible beaches, lots of surf and yoga, and most importantly a lovely supportive community behind us. The work can be tough, emotionally and physically, so we don’t want to sugarcoat it but, for the right candidate, this is an incredible opportunity to practice international standard medicine, really make a difference every single day and get back to what being a nurse should be- helping animals in need!!

For more info, please email info@wecareworldwide.org.uk

See our website: https://wecareworldwide.org.uk/

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SPCA (HK) Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Wanchai, Hong Kong (posted 18th November)

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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HK) is now seeking for a cheerful, energetic and dedicated animal loving person to fill the following position: -
Veterinary Assistant / Veterinary Nurse

Responsibilities:

Requirements:

We offer:

All information provided by applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used only for recruitment purpose. Please submit your full resume with expected salary to the Human Resources Manager, SPCA (HK), 5 Wan Shing Street, Wanchai, HK or Email to hr@spca.org.hk. Interested parties are invited to visit our website www.spca.org.hk for more information about us.


KWPLH, E Kalimantan, Borneo (posted 15th November) Volunteer Vet Nurses

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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 www.beruangmadu.org or email us.

KWPLH provides a wonderful accommodation in the form of a forested enclosure for 6 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 125+ cats under our care as well as close to 30 dogs, and occasionally take care of 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 Nurses Needed
We are in need of experienced vet nurse to assist with training and development of our local animal care team. The primary goal is to further 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 veterinarian in 2022-2023. 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 at a small cost. Couples are also welcome to apply.

Please send end questions and resumes to Gabriella Fredriksson:
gabriella.fredriksson@gmail.com

For further information visit our website: www.beruangmadu.org or www.pronaturafoundation.org


Bermuda Veterinary Services, Paget, Bermuda (posted 11th November)

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Registered Veterinary Nurse role in Bermuda

We are a companion animal clinic located in Bermuda and we are looking for a Registered Veterinary Nurse to join the Practice. We started the Practice in January 2015 and since then it has grown year on year to the point where we require additional staff to join us. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic team member who loves animals. Our team is very committed to each patient, and we strive to provide the best, personalized medical care and service.

Bermuda is a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 780 miles off the East coast of the USA. Our clinic is located in Paget, close to the capital city of Hamilton, with easy access to all services you would need. We are a fully equipped clinic with state-of the art equipment. We have invested in high tech diagnostic equipment to provide our team with the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and knowledge in small animal care.

You’ll be a fun and energizing person to be around who can see the positive side of life, even when things get stressful - as they inevitably do when you work in the veterinary medicine field. Our practice values are important, so we are looking for people who share them. They are: trust, honesty, loyalty, integrity, quality, effort and fairness.

You’ll absolutely have a sense of adventure (and fun). Bermuda has much to explore and is a paradise location. 

In a hospital like ours, there is 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 veterinary nurse 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. 

The ideal candidate for our RVN position will be experienced in small animal handling and anesthesia and have a good working knowledge of using medical equipment.  You will be involved in inpatient care, lab work and nursing consultations, inventory checks of supplies, assisting during soft tissue & orthopedic surgery, monitoring of anesthesia during surgeries and dentals, organization of the surgery, supplies and equipment and assist on Reception for one day per week. 

Typical responsibilities will include assisting our Veterinarians with:

We do see emergency cases so, if you like ECC, then this is a role you will enjoy. 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 further developing these skills. 

About Bermuda

Bermuda is a fantastic place to live and work, with no pollution, a cosmopolitan outlook and year-round sunshine. It is ideally situated with Europe, North America and the Caribbean only a few hours away. We live in a community with a melting pot of cultures and foods, stunning beaches and excellent recreational pursuits. Bermuda’s approach to the pandemic ensured high levels of safety whilst allowing relative normality. 

We offer:

If you are interested in being considered for our role, please apply in writing by sending a copy of your Resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Director@bermudavets.bm

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Creston Veterinary Hospital, Creston, BC Canada (posted 28th October)

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Position: RVT
Hospital: Creston Veterinary Hospital
Location: Creston, British Columbia         
Job Type: Part-time or Full-time

Description:

Thrive as a Mixed Animal RVT at Creston Veterinary Hospital! 

Driven by a strong community service philosophy and a commitment to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse environment, we've been an integral hub for veterinary care in the Kootenays for nearly 50 years. So, if you're looking for an opportunity to experience the continued legacy of Dr. Dave Perrin, author of the "Adventures of a Country Vet" book series, this is it! 

Adhering to a high standard in ethical and compassionate medicine, our facility is fully equipped with an in-house laboratory and pharmacy, digital radiology (including a dental and portable unit), medical-grade laser, ultrasound (in-house and portable), as well as a full array of large and small animal surgical equipment. 

We challenge you to practice your interpersonal, technical, and surgical skills; be prepared to immediately impact the health and well-being of the local animals and our community. We serve six major dairies in the Creston Valley for routine herd health, as well as equine and hobby farms, and a large variety of small animal species. Additionally, we are nestled between the steep scarps of the Selkirk and Purcell mountains and are anchored to the southern arm of Kootenay Lake by the Frog Bear Conservation Area. The proximity to this corridor makes for exceptional wildlife viewing and a diverse caseload. Enjoy everything the Kootenays offers; thriving arts, culture, and outdoor adventure experiences, knowing that team members' workload is shared evenly by maintaining a rotating schedule. Our team is committed to a positive environment with a strong focus on learning and professional growth. We offer exceptional mentorship and a generous CE allowance; thus, we encourage new graduates to apply! 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Total Compensation:

Our clinic values our RVTs, and we prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

If you are looking for a progressive environment where each individual is heard and recognized for their unique contributions, we'd love to talk. 

Contact Rochelle at careers@crestonvet.com to arrange a conversation to learn more.

Visit our website at: www.crestonvet.ca.

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God's Little People Cat Rescue, Syros, Greece (posted 12th October)

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We are looking for a couple who’d like to live here while undertaking the daily tasks of proudly running the cat sanctuary - it’s a full time job for two people.

We need someone to feed and medicate (when needed) all our 55 resident cats - plus the approx. 25 stray cats we feed each day. All the cats are fed morning and evening and fresh water provided every day. You will be required to get to know all the cats and their names + medical history and keep a log book, noting down vet visits and parasite treatment for each cat. You will be required to drive them to the vet whenever a vet visit is needed. You need to be confident in administering medication and it would be preferable if you know how to give subcutaneous fluid and general shots. Of course there will be some litter trays to clean (although the main part of the cats are outdoors) - that comes with this job. We do TNR at various times throughout the year and whenever we see a local cat in need of TNR so it’ll be a huge addition if you’re a skilled trapper!

You’ll be in charge of shopping food supplies (agreement already set up with local shops) and keep track of monthly payments & receipts. You need to be physically strong as some of the sacks of food are heavy!

We’re currently focused on providing a high quality life for our resident cats (after 12 years we now have many senior cats) but still seeking to get some of our resident cats adopted (some have been waiting a long time for a home). You are willing to help travel with cats for adoption, which means being calm and responsible while handling cats in stressful situations.

It would be preferable if you’re keen on photography and can provide daily photos of the cats for our social media.

It’s a big plus if you’re good with social media and might want to help with that too.

We will provide a neat and modern small bungalow in it’s own private walled garden with the most spectacular view of the Aegean Sea and the beach with pristine turquoise water a 5 minute walk away.

We will provide one Greek full-time salary (because fully paid accommodation, incl. water & electricity is also part of the deal).

You’ll also have a 5-door manual car at your disposal with petrol covered for all cat related trips. Salary will be discussed with applicants.

While this will no doubt be a dream job for some and our place described by many as a paradise - caring for the cats can be all-consuming and stressful at times. As you’ll be well aware, losses and having to make necessary decisions is a part of this job too. You need to be mentally strong and if you have any illness that might affect your ability to handle the job, please provide that information upfront.

We are looking for a couple of kindhearted, trustworthy, reliable, know how to roll-up-your-sleeves couple!

Please write to joanbowell@yahoo.com to request an application form.


Te Are Manu, Cook Islands (posted 7th October) Volunteers

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Gandhi said “the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.  We know the Cook Islands is a great nation.  Are you a vet nurse who wants to help us prove it?

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

Do you want to help our local animals and enjoy a stay in paradise?

Your volunteer stint will expose you to a 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, 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 3-6 weeks but please contact us if you can only stay for a shorter period! We willl do what we can to accommodate you. We hope that the border restrictions will ease as the year goes on.

We arrange all visa requirements for entry into the Cook Islands.

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

For more information or to apply for a volunteer placement:
Contact - Michael Baer  volunteer@tearemanu.com

See https://www.tearemanu.com/volunteer


Santisook Animal Rescue, Chiang Mai, Thailand (posted 6th October) Volunteers Veterinary Nurses / Technicians / General

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VET NURSES, VET TECHS, GENERAL VOLUNTEER

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 nurses all year round. Vet nurses and techs help at the shelter for treatment of 500+ shelter dogs and cats, emergency care for strays, TNR, and assisting Thai vets with the treatment of animals owned by the very poor. 

Vet nurses and techs who can commit to one month stay will be considered for free accommodation depending on availability.

Vet students and general volunteers are welcome to apply. A minimum of one week is required. Volunteers are based out of our cat shelter in the town of Doi Saket, outside of Chiang Mai city. No fee to volunteer. Onsite accommodation 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 santisookdogsandcats@gmail.com

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 https://www.tourismthailand.org/ for any sudden announcement.


Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong (posted 6th October)

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***VETERINARY NURSING POSITION!!***

Are you looking for a new challenge in nursing and lower tax rate? We are looking for experienced, passionate and motivated veterinary nurses to come work the day shift in a 24-hour small animal and exotic hospital.

Hong Kong is a vibrant Asian city; it is easy to get around and there is so much to do: a great night life, fabulous food, local culture, arts, beaches and beautiful natural countryside. Hong Kong is a safe city in the world to live and easy to get around.

We are looking for a qualified veterinary nurse to join our dynamic team. We see a wide range of species within our hospital; these include dogs, cats, rabbits, terrapins, tortoises, birds, chinchillas, guinea pigs, lizards and even the odd goat or pig. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, fun and have a positive personality. It is an ideal opportunity to work with highly experienced and exotic certified veterinary staff. Our facilities include:

Job requirements:

If you are interested please send a letter of application indicating why you would like to come and work with us along with your CV to vetnurse@taiwaiexotic.com.


Dr Nonie Coutts Veterinary Surgery, Bahrain (posted 6th October)

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QVN Vacancy in Bahrain

Qualified Veterinary Nurse, 2+years’ experience for full-time role in sunny Bahrain, Middle East! Bahrain is a modern and welcoming country with excellent restaurants, hotels, clubs, shops and a friendly community. It has excellent connections to the rest of the world, and so is a great travel hub. It is extremely safe and consistently features high up in surveys on Expatriate satisfaction with overseas postings.

We are a small animal & exotics practice which has been established in Bahrain for over 40 years, and we work to RCVS standards. We’re a great team to work with, 4 vets (UK, French, Australian), strong nursing and auxiliary team, 4 receptionists.

The available position would suit someone looking for a new challenge in a different environment with a varied caseload.

A generous tax-free salary, CPD allowance, 1 month vacation per year & return economy flights to home country annually. We pay for residence visa/work permits as well as contribute to private medical insurance.

We also supply a fully furnished airconditioned apartment close to the Practice.

We require a qualified, experienced and confident person who is competent in all fields of nursing; Surgery, Anaesthesia, Nurse Clinics, Basic Lab skills, exceptional inpatient care, good client communication skills.

Due to considerable Visa/Registration/Accommodation and Travel costs, we prefer a commitment of 2 years to the role however we are open to discussion.

Please email me directly (Practice Manager) sarah@noniecoutts.com or at nonie.coutts@gmail.com  and have a look at our Practice on FB or IG or on our web site at https://www.noniecoutts.com

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Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue, Quang Nam, Vietnam (posted 5th October)

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About Vietnam Animal Aid
Vietnam Animal Aid is a vegan animal rights organization that has a rescue shelter and vegan farm animal sanctuary in Hoi An, Vietnam. We are part of a growing global, non-speciesist animal rights movement that works to protect all sentient beings. Our mission is to end the suffering of all species through mass sterilization/vaccination, education, and improving veterinary care across Vietnam. We advocate for a fully vegan lifestyle and for the abolition of all animal use and exploitation. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.vnanimalaid.org/ and follow us on our social media channels.

Job Role: Animal Shelter Manager and Vet Tech/Nurse
VAAR is seeking a dedicated, highly-organized, experienced, and compassionate Shelter Manager and Vet Tech/Nurse to oversee the daily operations of our sanctuary and help the organization expand into projects that will prevent animal suffering in central Vietnam.

The Manager will be working alongside the sanctuary’s Founder and Director to understand the intricate challenges and systemic solutions to preventing animal suffering.

Taking care of animals is much more than feeding them. A clean shelter is essential to ensuring the health of the animals, and as the Founder ran their own nonprofit veterinary clinic for several years, they will train you on how to maintain clinic standards.

When we have enough funding, we will re-start our mobile vet clinic for medical animal emergencies with local poverty-stricken families, as well as vaccination and sterilization community projects.

Job Description:

Additional Responsibilities

Job Requirements and Benefits:

Required:

Preferred:

To apply, please email info@vnanimalaid.org  with CV and cover letter.


Animal SOS, Sri Lanka (posted 26th September)

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We are seeking hard working and experienced Vet Nurses to work in our busy on-site veterinary clinics at our animal sanctuary in Southern Sri Lanka. This could be as Volunteers/or/ a local (Sri Lankan) salary would be considered for suitable candidates. Minimum 6-month commitment.

About Us

The Work

Requirements 

Rewards

Accommodation

The area where we are based is very scenic with beautiful beaches nearby and interesting places to visit.  

Please send CV's to coolingkim@aol.com

For more information about us visit our website: www.animalsos-sl.com

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Nurses Available


Louise Halsey, Worldwide Locations (posted 11th September) UK Qualified RVN

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the West Midlands in Birmingham, United Kingdom. I've worked in the Veterinary industry for 17 years and have been a Qualified Veterinary Nurse for 6 years. Working in a range of Veterinary environments has helped make me the Nurse I am today, which include working for a busy referral centre and also for a large animal charity situated in the Midlands. I have also spent many years in general practice figuring out my key areas and learning and putting into practice new skills. After qualifying I went on to gain my ISVPS Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia as I have a keen interest in this area and absolutely love Anaesthesia. I would absolutely love to use my nursing skills and work abroad as travel is a huge part of who I am and I love exploring the world. 

I love having a great team around me who I can bounce off and pride myself in being able to work well independently and as part of a close knit team. 
I have previously back packed around Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Cambodia and am keen to get back out into the wide world again, meet new people and challenge myself. 

Please feel free to email me if you require any further details; louiseelizabethhalsey@hotmail.com 


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