Seeking WA-based volunteer veterinarians
Assist the veterinary teams in the wildlife veterinary hospital
Who: WA-registered veterinarians. Wildlife experience preferred but not mandatory.
When: Any days during September to February. 8.30am-2.30pm or 2.30pm to 8.30pm.
What: Assist the WA Wildlife veterinary team during trauma seasons – up to 60 patients per day.
You will be provided training on-site by the expert wildlife veterinary teams, and it is recommended to deploy for ongoing shifts on a weekly or fortnightly basis (not mandatory).
You will be trained to upskill your veterinary skillset in the following wildlife specific areas: triage/first aid, medication administration, physical exams, surgery, x-ray, endoscopy, ultrasound, basic lab work.
Animals that you may work with include birds of all species (including bush birds, seabirds, waterbirds, and raptors), non-venomous reptiles, freshwater chelonians, amphibians, macropods, and small marsupials. You may also work with the resident animals, which include a wide variety of birds/nonvenomous reptiles and large animals including Dingoes, Emus and Wombats.
There will be no contact with venomous snakes or bats on this program.
- Hands-on clinical training
- Dedicated onsite veterinary supervisor
- Personal accident insurance and public liability insurance from WA Wildlife; public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance from VBB.
- VBB scrub shirt
Contact us to register your interest or for more info!