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Position: Veterinarian

Start date: September 2017

Duration: Minimum 3 years

Location: Turtle Conservation Centre, Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam

Indo-Myanmar Conservation’s Asian Turtle Program is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Veterinarian based in Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.

Position summary
The Veterinarian (Vet) will be based at Cuc Phuong National Park, be responsible for turtle health care at Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) under the management of the Asian Turtle Program of Indo Myanmar Conservation (ATP/IMC). The vet’s duties include:  receiving animals from confiscations, physical health assessments for animals, taking blood/fecal samples and running simple parasitology screening, performing animal examinations, administering fluids and drug treatments, performing surgeries when required, evaluating and treating wounds, taking animals to clinics for x-rays and ultrasounds, and assisting with the captive breeding programs. Ensuring regular animal health assessment, and treatment of turtles at the TCC’s Vet station and within the main population are completed and following a scheduled program of treatments for long term captive animals. Within this position the vet with have the opportunity to receive professional training from a support group of world class international wildlife veterinarians, with a specific focus on chelonian veterinary medicine and surgery. Within this position the vet is required to communicate and work effectively with his/her line manager and provide regular written update reports to the ATP/IMC and TCC management.

Main responsibilities:

  • Monitor animals and activities in Veterinarian Station at TCC, ensure that the area remains well organised and clean.
  • Be responsible for animal’s health check regularly and treatment throughout the centre.
  • Work closely with keepers to implement daily care for animals in Veterinarian Station.
  • Keep updates on daily medical records.
  • Be involved in rescue & release activities.
  • Provide initial treatment of all confiscated animals.
  • Report daily to the line manager. Provide a written report update weekly to the ATP/IMC and TCC management.
  • Collaborate with international vets to exchange experiences & improve capacity. Support and participate in training programs as required.
  • Occasional visits to other rescue centres to provide training and support.
  • Other work maybe required depending on needs of the centre and conservation activities in Vietnam.


  • Must be Vietnamese
  • Passionate about animals, wildlife conservation, stand for animal welfare
  • University or Master Degree in veterinary health and medicine
  • Competent in undertaking basic treatments, administer drug treatments
  • Fluent in English
  • Be competent with computers
  • Understanding of molecular biology / some laboratory experiences preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently under challenging conditions
  • A strong sense of team spirit and collaboration

Contract Duration: A minimum three-year contract with the possibility of extension depending performance and fund availability.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and supporting documents to: 

Nguyen Thu Thuy – Training & Rescue Program Coordinator
Indo-Myanmar Conservation's Asian Turtle Program
Room #1806, 18th Floor, CT1 Bac Ha C14 Building
To Huu Road, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi
Tel: +84-24-7302 8389

Application deadline 7th September 2017

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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Phone:+84 (0)4 7302 8389

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