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VETERINARIAN / DEPUTY K9 MANAGER, IRAQ

Job Overview

Rotation: 9 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation
Salary: Competitive Annual
Flights: To and from hub airport with visa provided
Food and accommodation provided

 

Employee shall complete the tasks, obligations, and responsibilities as set forth herein. Employee warrants that the work shall be performed and completed in accordance with generally accepted industry standards, best practices and principles applicable to the work.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITY:

Position specific duties and responsibilities of the employee will include, but are not limited to, the following:
● Examine animals to detect nature of diseases or injuries;
● Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, or performing surgery;
● Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper;
● Collect body tissue, faeces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis;
● Operate diagnostic equipment such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the
resulting images;
● Advise handlers regarding sanitary, feeding, and general care necessary to promote health of animals;
● Educate handlers/trainers about diseases that can be spread from animals to humans;
● Train and supervise workers who handle and care for animals;
● Euthanize animals;
● Establish and conduct quarantine and testing procedures that prevent the spread of diseases to other animals or to humans, and that comply with applicable government regulations;
● Conduct post-mortem studies and analysis to determine the cause of animals’ deaths;
● Perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments and maintaining business records;
● Direct the overall operation of all veterinary services;
● Inspect and test animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases;
● Plan and execute animal nutrition and reproduction programs;
● Research diseases to which animals could be susceptible;
● Inspect animal housing to determine cleanliness and adequacy;
● Determine the effects of drug therapies, antibiotics, or new surgical techniques by testing them on animals;
● Performs other duties as assigned.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

Requirements / Qualifications:
Essential

● Must possess a valid driver’s license
● Must possess a valid tourist passport
● Possess no impediment to travel overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned to the applicable task order specific
● Shall have a degree from at least a 4-year program at an accredited Veterinary Medicine Institute
● Shall be licensed Veterinary Practitioner (BVSc)
● Be willing to live and work in conflict/combat areas or similar hazardous environments
Experience:

Essential
● Have a minimum experience of five (5) years as a veterinarian in a private practice or the military or as a contractor or a combination of the above
● Have general knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo (this includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods)
● Experience in maintaining canine health records and canine international health certificates (Rabies certificates)
● Have experience with a microchip program that scans, reads and tracks canines
● Strong administrative and analytical skills
● Must have worked in a hostile environment
● Must be to communicate in both verbal and written English

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