mardi 5 juin 2012

Volunteer Wildlife Vet internship

Hiring Organization:
Colobus Trust, Diani Beach, Kenya

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Ensuring that the veterinary and animal welfare aspects of the Trust are carried out in accordance with the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB), PASA and the Trust’s policies and procedures in order to achieve the highest quality animal care possible.

• Manage and administer the treatment and daily care of all sick and injured animals in the care of the Trust, including primates in the long term rehabilitation programme under the guidance of the consultant Vet;
• Carry out the storage of drugs in the veterinary clinic to the standards of the KVB, and the Trust’s policies and procedures;
• Carry out the cleaning of the veterinary clinic, quarantine area and rehabilitation enclosures to the standards of the KVB, PASA and the Trust’s policies and procedures;
• Implement comprehensive record keeping systems, computer and paper copies;
• Respond to animal welfare calls in a timely basis;
• Lead the Trust’s team on animal welfare call-outs;
• Follow the Field Procedures manual in the assessment, capture and release of all animals;
• Follow the Animal Welfare manual for the treatment of all animals;
• Feed and clean animals in care daily as per the Trust’s policies and procedures in collaboration with the Animal Care Officer and with the assistance of volunteers;
• Follow special procedures for neonates, pregnant and lactating animals;
• Carry out monthly stock take of drugs and materials and reordering as necessary;
• Liaise with Diani hospitals on any infectious diseases that may affect the primates of Diani or infectious diseases in the primate population that may be a risk to people;
• Ensure procedural documents on hand for cases of emergency outbreaks inside the facility or outside (in Diani) with regular review and updating of key contacts;
• Carry out training as necessary to staff and volunteers;
• Write proposals for development of the veterinary facilities;
• Follow the health and safety guidelines for animal handling;
• Write daily blogs of the Trust’s achievements for all associated on-line sites;
• Participate in eco-tours when necessary;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.

All applicants must be fully qualified Vets, holding a recognised qualification

No salary, wages or stipend - this is a voluntary position

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Accomodation and food for three meals a day provided

Term of Appointment:
6 months

Application Deadline:
Rolling and until each period filled

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