Exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Surgeon

We are seeking a dynamic individual for the unique role of Resident Veterinarian to join our Bear & Vet Team at our China Bear Rescue Centre (CBRC) in Chengdu, China. The position will involve shared responsibility for the provision of extensive veterinary care to bears rescued from the bear bile industry, and to other resident animals and local domestic animals.

The Resident Veterinarian will report to the centre’s Senior Veterinary Surgeon and/or the Bear & Vet Team Director, and will work closely with our Veterinary Nurses and Bear Management Team. Approved applicants will be required to travel within Asia and participate in outreach and training projects.

Please contact our HR team in Hong Kong (hrhkg@animalsasia.org) for further details and a full job description for the position.


  • At least 5 years work experience as a clinical veterinarian.
  • Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning.
  • Ability to work sole-charge and under emergency circumstances as required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (Mandarin speaking skills not necessary).
  • Ability to live and work closely with a team comprising of foreign and local staff.
  • A history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
  • Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.

Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.

The following items are included in your full-time contract

  • On-site accommodation            
  • Relocation assistance                            
  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Paid holidays


How to apply

Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV and completed Job Application form to: hrhkg@animalsasia.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose.


Closing Date: Open application at the discretion of Animals Asia Foundation