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Veterinarian Intern 



Veterinarian Intern


Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC), Cuc Phuong National Park

Start date:

July 2018


6 months


Position summary

The Veterinarian Intern (Vet Intern) will take part in the health assessment process for rescued freshwater turtles & tortoises at the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park before releasing. This will include physical examination for animals, taking & analyzing samples, providing supportive care, prescribing medications, evaluating and treating wounds. The vet intern will have opportunities to participate in training from professional zoos veterinarians and experts. This Vet intern is expected to communicate and work actively with the TCC managers and provide written update reports.


  • Assist animal health checks for populations planned to release from the centre
  • Collect & analyse blood/fecal samples of animals
  • Assist regularly treatments and monitoring in whole centre
  • Update the medical record for all animals receiving treatments
  • Collaborate with experienced vets to exchange & improve capacity
  • Assist in rescue and release activities
  • Report daily to the line manager & update weekly with reports to the ATP/IMC director
  • Assist keepers to implement daily care for animals in the Veterinarian Station


The vet intern will be offered free accommodation at Cuc Phuong National Park.


  • Passionate with 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 & laboratory experiences preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently under challenging conditions
  • A strong sense of team spirit and collaboration

Application procedure

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

Nguyen Thu Thuy – Animal Manager
Asian Turtle Program – Indo-Myanmar Conservation


Application deadline 5th July 2018



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