Veterinarian, Cameroon, Africa

Agency
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue
Location
Near Belabo, Cameroon (Africa)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
Stipend of $500 per month plus room & board in camp (rustic conditions in beautiful surroundings – private cabin, limited solar power, pit latrine), roundtrip flight to Cameroon 1x/year, and time off to be discussed.
Start Date
01/15/2022
Last Date to Apply
01/07/2022
Website
https://www.sychimprescue.org/
Description
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue (www.sychimprescue.org ) is seeking a veterinarian for its chimpanzee sanctuary in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest. The sanctuary is currently home to 77 rescued chimpanzees ranging in age from one year to over 50 years. Most are adults and adolescents. Duties include monitoring the health status of all residents on a daily basis, treating illnesses and injuries in consultation with the supervising veterinarian (in person or by phone or text when she is not on site), and helping train a Cameroonian veterinarian who has recently graduated.
Qualifications
Credentialed veterinarian (DVM) with solid experience, self-confidence and humility who is ready to learn and willing to share their skills. While experience with chimpanzees is highly preferred, we recognize that many skills are transferrable from one species to another and other skills can be learned on the job. The position is currently open and requires a minimum commitment of six months. English fluency is required and French language skills are an additional asset. Start/end dates are negotiable.
Contact Person
Dr. Sheri Speede
Contact eMail
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