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Locum Clinical Veterinarian

We are currently looking for a Locum Clinical Veterinarian, for our client, to work on an adhoc basis for a Short Term Contract.

 

Responsibilities

  • Diagnose and treat sick and injured animals in the Company animal collections and perform post-mortems;
  • Work closely with the rest of the veterinary staff at the centre for Wildlife Health.
  • Initiate and carry out veterinary and related wildlife health investigations, with a specific emphasis on conservation medicine.
  • Implement a preventative medicine program according to the proposed schedule for the

2-month period.

  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as the Faculty of Veterinary Science and wildlife veterinarians, zoos, wildlife managers, government departments, captive breeding programs, national and provincial parks, holders of private collections, and similar bodies in other southern African countries, to promote optimal animal health in free-ranging and captive wildlife;
  • Manage training programmes to promote animal health for zoo staff, visiting veterinary students and veterinarians in wildlife anaesthesia, disease diagnosis and zoo wildlife management;
  • Assist with training and management of international and national students undergoing internships within the division.
  • Maintain all veterinary medical records on Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) and adhere to relevant veterinary requirements and legislation.
  • Diagnose and treat sick and injured animals in the Company animal collections and perform post-mortems;
  • Work closely with the rest of the veterinary staff at the centre for Wildlife Health.
  • Initiate and carry out veterinary and related wildlife health investigations, with a specific emphasis on conservation medicine.
  • Implement a preventative medicine program according to the proposed schedule for the 2-month period.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders such as the Faculty of Veterinary Science and wildlife veterinarians, zoos, wildlife managers, government departments, captive breeding programs, national and provincial parks, holders of private collections, and similar bodies in other southern African countries, to promote optimal animal health in free-ranging and captive wildlife;
  • Manage training programmes to promote animal health for zoo staff, visiting veterinary students and veterinarians in wildlife anaesthesia, disease diagnosis and zoo wildlife management;
  • Assist with training and management of international and national students undergoing internships within the division.
  • Maintain all veterinary medical records on Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) and adhere to relevant veterinary requirements and legislation.

Qualifications & Experience

  • BVSc degree (or equivalent) An MMedVet (Wildlife) degree or MSc in Veterinary Science is an added advantage.
  • Registered as a Veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council
  • At least 5 years’ current clinical experience medicine and surgery, experience within wildlife and/or Exotics
  • Competency of using a firearm according to the Firearms Act
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Experience in MS Office
  • Excellent health
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Contract: Short Term (Sept – Oct)

Salary: Market Related

If interested, please apply directly through LinkedIn or email us at jobs@quest.co.za

If emailing us directly, remember to insert “Locum: Clinical Vet” in the email subject line, for consideration.

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