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Head Vet/ Clinic Manager In Vietnam

Posted: Wednesday 28th December, 2016. 07:11:32

The vet clinic manager is responsible for overseeing day-to-day clinic operations, management of staff and volunteers, maintaining facilities and equipment, interacting with local community, responding to online client and volunteer inquiries, providing medical care for all clinic patients and alongside shelter manager providing proper care and medical treatment for all shelter animals. The clinic is part of Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue which works on building veterinary capacity

Responsibilities:
Perform and assist in all daily activities of the clinic operation.
Recruit new veterinary volunteers and staff through online tools.
Perform and assist in consults, surgeries, inpatients treatment and medical care for shelter animals.
Training of new employees and supervising ongoing performance of clinic staff and volunteers.
Assist with and provide information for animal care vets/staff/volunteers performance evaluations.
Handle decision making process of euthanasia for terminally ill animals.
Handle problem situations including clinic maintenance, communications with hired handymen and day-to-day management of facilities.
Maintain record keeping for all consults, inpatients, surgeries and shelter animals.
Maintain aspects of income-outcome record keeping including regular monthly expenses.
Assist with community outreach and promote spay/neuter surgeries, basic animal handling, proper nutrition and provide basic pet owner knowledge.
Perform all daily responsibilities in absence of the Director.
Assist in the developing the education program for local veterinarians and vet students.
Assist in the organization’s mobile sterilization clinics.

Requirements:
Degree in Veterinary medicine from an AVMA, RCVS, AVA, or SAVA recognized university program
Valid practice license in your last country of residence.
Experience traveling abroad in developing countries.
Minimum of 1 year of management experience.
Minimum 3+ years of experience working in a veterinary clinic.
Ability to perform routine surgeries comfortably.
Experience in small animal medicine is essential, large/farm animal experience is beneficial.
Ability and self-motivation to work independently (!)
Knowledge of computers and applicable software (MS Office Suite and social media)
Ability to deal with difficult animals effectively.
Physical: moderate to heavy work with variable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching. Able to lift, push or carry objects or animals weighing up to 25kg.
Knowledge and understanding of animal handling and veterinary clinic equipment.
Ability to drive a motor scooter
Fluent in spoken and written English
Professional references from your previous clinic employment

Work conditions:
-- Work Schedule: 6 days a week, 8am-5pm with one hour lunch as workload allows, plus emergencies and inpatient care
-- Location: Hoi An, Central Vietnam

Benefits and Salary:
Free onsite accommodations (double bed, ensuite bathroom) at the vet clinic in Hoi An
Salary negotiable based on experience (also note that this will take into account appropriate living expenses for foreigners in Vietnam)
21 days paid vacation per year
minimum one-year contract

About Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue and Hoi An:

Hoi An is 30km south of Da Nang, a large city with an international airport that has direct flights to Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul as well as quick connections to Hanoi and Saigon. While Vietnam is not a highly developed country, staff will find almost everything they need in Hoi An as a big tourist attraction and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During your time off, you are welcome to visit the many sites in the area and take a motorbike or bicycle tour of the beautiful countryside, mountains, and beaches. There is scuba diving and snorkelling at nearby Cham Island during the Spring and Summer and that can be either a day trip or an overnight stay on the island. There is always plenty of time on a day off to get some sun at the nearby beach too.

The food is great (especially for vegans!) and the people are friendly. We believe Hoi An is simply a very nice place to live. There are many cheap places to eat and we have cooking facilities at the clinic. The organisation promotes veganism, therefore we do not allow any animal products to be consumed on the property. You are free to eat whatever you like offsite and there are many restaurants in town. We hope you understand that this ties in with the mission of VAAR (protecting animal rights of all species).

While the clinic is a home for the on-site manager as well as volunteers, its primary purpose is providing high standards veterinary care for regular daily patients, inpatients undergoing treatment and emergency treatment. This means that when an animal is in need and/or needs to be cared for all night, this takes priority. While we do enjoy relaxing and having a few drinks out or at home, if you are looking for a party, this needs to be reserved for your day and night off. All vet staff and volunteers are entitled to a day off and going out the night before is fine as long as you do not bring the after party to the clinic. Guests are not allowed in the clinic under any circumstances.

We would like our staff to seriously consider the mission we are on here and look at their time here as a job in a beautiful place, not merely a holiday with a little clinical work to do. Our directors get very little time off and we require staff to be on top of things so we can do the work we need to on the computer, in meetings, doing fundraising, and on general rescue missions. We LOVE our staff and truly need them, so please do not apply if you cannot commit to the mission as we all have here.

Salary offered: Negotiable

Practice name: Vietnam Pets And Vets
Contact person: Daniel Stawarski
Tel: 84935813798
Address: To 26 Thon Bau Oc Ha X, Cam Ha., Hoi An, Quang Nam, 576800
Country: Viet Nam
Practice type: Small Animal

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