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Work on the WILD side!

Whilst our dedicated volunteer teams really are the lifeblood of the centre, we have a small team of staff dedicated to helping to keep the cogs turning on a daily basis!

Keep an eye out below for our latest vacancies...

Volunteer

Are you a qualified Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Surgeon who would like the opportunity of working on the wild side of the veterinary world?

We are offering a unique learning experience for those keen to get to grips with the treatment of wildlife, from its initial assessment to rehabilitation.

The Wildlife Aid Foundation, home of TV’s ‘Wildlife SOS’, is very pleased to be able to offer voluntary work placements to vets and vet nurses. This can be a regular commitment – hopefully, at least once a week, long term, or just one or two week’s work experience in our busy hospital for you to gain experience working alongside our current veterinary team. This is a very rewarding position and a great opportunity to gain experience with British wildlife. You will receive full training from our vet team with a wide variety of wild species, giving you hands-on experience in how to triage, treat and rehab wild animals.

If you are interested, then please do send a letter with a copy of your CV to vets@wildlifeaid.org.uk and we will provide you with more information.

Current vacancies

Wildlife Aid are looking for a qualified wildlife vet (MRCVS registered) to join our team.

Key tasks and Objectives will include:

  • Perform consultation and medical treatment of animals according to RCVS standards as a qualified member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • Make decisions on and undertake a wide range of surgical operations and procedures. This requires competence and experience across veterinary disciplines, including soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology diagnostic imaging, and shelter medicine.
  • Promote animal welfare through client education and preventative medicine.
  • Implement WAF’s euthanasia policy with respect to invasive and wild animals.
  • Accept overall responsibility for animals within care regarding animal welfare and veterinary treatment.
  • Contribute to the development of WAF’s veterinary protocols.
  • Identify and coordinate research projects and provide support and advice to other WAF staff that are coordinating research projects.
  • Collate and analyze data and prepare papers on veterinary work for publication.
  • Undertake continuing professional and personal development associated with the role, in accordance with RCVS guidelines of 35hrs per year.
  • Provide ongoing training to WAF staff and volunteers in relevant procedures and protocols.
  • Take part in PR and media activities as assigned by the management.
  • Surgeons are required to be directly responsible for supply and usage and recording of all POM drugs held and used.
  • Perform post-mortem examinations and lab works as required in accordance with WAF agreed protocols.
  • Collaborate with the Rehabilitation Supervisor to improve rehabilitation techniques and skills through in-house protocol workshops.
  • Examine and report on cruelty cases, including court attendance if required.

Previous experience working with wildlife is preferred, but not mandatory.

Full time or part time position - £40k pro rata.

If you are interested, then please do send a copy of your CV, with a covering letter to Lou@wildlifeaid.org.uk

Keep checking back to see when more positions become available!