Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is a national Non-Profit organization in Vietnam that was established in 2014.

Mission statement

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife works to stop the extinction and champion the recovery of threatened species in Vietnam.


  • Delivering effective education programs to empower people to take informed action.
  • Working with Government to effect positive, long-lasting change for wildlife.
  • Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing confiscated threatened wildlife in support of wild populations, as well as demonstrating and promoting good animal welfare.
  • Increasing understanding of conservation requirements of threatened wildlife through rigorous scientific research.
  • Ensuring the wildlife habitats is fully protected and local communities are engaged to protect wildlife.

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is looking a position of VET Advisor

Duration: Full-time, 02 year
Expected starting date: As soon as possible
Work place: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.

Hours of work: 8 hours each day and 5 days/week. However, as the animals within the center are nocturnal it is expected that the employee would sometimes work during the evenings. Any overtime will be accrued and time given off in lieu.

Responsibilities of VET Advisor

  • Provide daily medical care for animal in the rescue center;
  • Participate in Rapid Response Team by preparing medical supplies at the time of the call to rescue. Provide medical care on site as needed to confiscated animals;
  • Instruct/Enforce use of ZIMS by vets and keepers; promote record keeping skills overall in the center;
  • Monitor and support improved welfare for animals;
  • Discussion/communications between vet and keeper team for animal health and welfare;
  • Give the procedure and solutions to manage the risk for disease transmission;
  • Manage the VET Clinic (Maintain high quality laboratory, manage the equipment and inventory);
  • Plan and facilitate veterinary procedural improvements;
  • Manage VET volunteers (VET Professional volunteers and paying volunteers);
  • Plan and give check list for works monthly/weekly/daily for team and each staff; Supervise, remind the staff’s work performance and evaluate the VET staff;
  • Prepare the yearly/monthly budget for VET team to submit to Director;
  • Manage the budget for VET team (collect invoices, receipts to pay with finance manager, payment in advance…);
  • Provide technical and skills support to SVW veterinarians;
  • Provide/support training courses, conferences, workshop to improve staff capacity;
  • Prepare the reports on VET team to Director;
  • Develop relationship with partner/other conservation network;
  • Write/Support for other team to write proposal to fund for VET team;
  • Find the donors/donation resources to fund for VET team;


  • Graduation from a veterinary program;
  • Licensed to practice;
  • Experience in a zoo or wildlife rehabilitation facility;
  • Excellent administration and organization skills;
  • Highly motivated, good humored and positive personality;
  • Creative, adaptable and resourceful to meet the demands of a challenging environment;
  • Dynamic, effective team leadership skills with ability to work under own initiative;
  • Experience of living and working in a tropical country;
  • Up to date rabies and tetanus vaccines;
  • TB test within the last year.


  • 12 working days’ annual holiday following Vietnamese Labor law, plus 10 national holiday days;
  • Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide an airfare to Hanoi, and airfare to home country after completion of contract or, if extending, at end of position.
  • Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will cover cost of the position visa while in Vietnam.
  • Travel for work and food in the field will be paid.

How to apply

Candidates should send their recent CV and a cover letter in an email with title “Apply for VET Advisor” to email: jobs@svw.vn.

Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed applicants only.

Phone contact: (+84) 02293848053

Application Deadline: 15 August 2022