Senior Veterinarian

Job title:  Senior Veterinarian Employer: Animals Asia Foundation and Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center Full-time post: 5 days/week Location: Soc Son, Hanoi, Vietnam Salary: US$800 - 1000 gross per month Duration of Position: Six month contract (renewed annually) Direct report: Animal Welfare Advisor (Animals Asia) and Director of the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center Primary objective: To train and improve the skills of the resident veterinarian at the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center Secondary Objectives:

  • Provide veterinary treatment and support for the confiscated animals coming into and residing in the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center.
  • To aid with veterinary support on other Animals Asia projects in Vietnam

Key responsibilities

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • To work with the veterinarian at the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center in diagnosis and treatment of the animals in the center.
  • To provide treatment for sick and injured animals that enter the center from the wildlife trade.
  • To make treatment plans
  • Carry out surgeries and other treatments on animals as required.
  • To maintain the vet clinic is in good working order.
  • Manifesting animal welfare in the process of work, according to the requirements of the Veterinary Law.

Additional responsibilities

  • Maintain positive working relationships with programme partners and government agencies.
  • Provide animal management support to facilities within Asia under the guidance of Animals Asia and our international partner organisations

Animal welfare department programme support

  • Support AW manager and AW advisor in managing programmes to improve welfare
  • Support AW department manager to develop and maintain relationships with programme partners and government agencies.


  • Contribute activities to the departmental working report
  • Provide program background and working progress under request from other colleagues;

Inter-department relations

  • Support requests from other departments
  • Ensure that inter-department and inter-personal relationships are positive, cohesive, and contribute to the overall mission of Animals Asia
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships regarding work procedures, employee relations and procurement related concerns
  • Collaborate with fundraising and communication departments to promote animal welfare campaigns and events through internal and external media

Continuous improvement

  • Contribute to the on-going review, development and implementation of changes to improve the productivity and efficiency of Animals Asia
  • Participate in staff training and performance and development appraisal process to assist in the achievement of Animals Asia objectives and mission


  • Follow established Animals Asia procedures and policies




Essential (E)/ Desirable (D)

Qualification/ Education/ Knowledge

  • Education in Veterinary Medicine
  •  At least 5 years experience working in veterinary medicine




  • Experience in training staff in veterinary medicine
  • Experience of establishing, maintaining and ensuring compliance with standardized operating procedures
  • Experience in risk assessment within a zoological setting 
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of managing a team 
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of writing project reports
  • Experience of working with various stakeholders relevant to campaign objectives









Abilities/ Skills

  • Excellent oral and written English language
  • Ability to work in partnership with key stakeholders and sustain strategic partnerships
  • Ability to plan & think strategically - experience of turning strategy into operational plans and effective action
  • Strong organizational skills in both operational and administrative areas
  • Good communication skills with a calm and approachable manner
  • Self-motivated and independent with ability to work under difficult conditions 
  • Physically fit for the required tasks including daily manual handling
  • Ability to use constructional tools is desirable











  • Ability to travel extensively within Vietnam and internationally


Application: Please send your cover letter (stating position applied for) and CV in English to Mr. Harold Browning via email: no later than 7th of December 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and interviewed, the interview will be conducted in English.
Job Details
Organisation Name:
Animals Asia
Application Deadline:
Mon, 2020-12-07
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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