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Limbe Wildlife Centre - Long Term Vet Needed (minimum 6 months)

Duties

Under the supervision of the management and vet team, the volunteer veterinarian is:

  • In charge for planning and executing prophylactic procedures (such as health checks, dewormings, transfers, contraceptive implants)
  • In charge for keeping the Inventory updated (see “keeping the inventory updated”)
  • In charge for correctly registering and filing all essential data about the animals in the records.
  • In charge for instructing, managing and teaching short term volunteer/students vets and vet-techs.
  • Doing the morning and afternoon medication rounds.
  • In charge for special diets being prepared and given (together with the keepers)
  • Doing emergency procedures and managing animals that have symptoms of illness following the chain of command
  • Keeping the clinic clean and organized
  • Monitoring animal health and behaviour everyday (training will be made by Assistant Manager)
  • Running the clinic on Sundays when the other Vet-team is off. In case of emergency (including escapes) you will have the phone number of the vet-staff and management. DO NOT TRY TO MANAGE AN ESCAPE ON YOUR OWN AND GO TO THE SAFE PLACE
  • Taking care of the medical needs of the volunteer house pets (2 dogs and 2 cats). 

Training and experience

Examples of what you may do and learn (depending on interest and previous experience):

  • General health checks including blood samples, intra dermal TB-testing, tracheal wash, fecal samples and more.
  • Contraceptive control (Implants)
  • Darting (LWC has a blow dart, a dart pistol and a dart gun
  • Anaesthesia monitoring
  • Wound repairs
  • Medical treatment and investigation of sick animals
  • Treating local pets on occasions
  • Transfers of animals
  • Learning more about the different species behaviour and ecology in the wild
  • Training to behavioural, socio-ecological and environmental rehabilitation procedures

Accommodationis provided in the volunteer house and lunch is provided on working days.

For more information on this vacancy please email Peggy at peggy@limbewildlife.org

You can check out the Limbe Wildlife Centre website too: www.limbewildlife.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes

Accommodation

Accommodation will be provided in the volunteer house.

Country Cameroon

Requirements

Vets must have 3 - 5 years post-graduation experience

Primate experience a necessity

Important Notes

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.

Visas

​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
  • Vet
Details 6 months minimum
Spaces available
Cost Return flights
+ meals (exc lunch on working days)
Requirements
3 - 5 years post graduation experience
Country Cameroon
Animals

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225