Animals Asia can only accept applications from volunteers trained in either veterinary science / vet nursing or qualified in wild-animal management (volunteers will also be considered who have a lot of experience working in the veterinary profession), as all hands on work with the bears necessitates intensive training.

All veterinary volunteer placements require a commitment of at least three months.

Basic Veterinary Nurse Volunteer Requirements

  • Recognised veterinary nursing qualification.
  • Experience working in veterinary practice in a veterinary nursing role.

Main Duties

  • Make medicated shakes for bears.
  • Walk and feed local dogs daily. •
  • Assist with weekly and monthly cleaning duties.
  • Assist with the preparation for bear health-checks and surgeries.
  • Assist with bear health-checks and surgeries when required.
  • Help clear away after bear health-checks and surgeries.
  • Observe and monitor bears waking up from anaesthetics.
  • Feed, clean and enrich hospitalised bears in transport cages.
  • Help with small animal work as needed.
  • Assist the Resident VN with monthly abdomen checks and worming of bears as required.

If you would like to apply for a volunteer vet nurse position, please send your CV and application letter to info@animalsasia.org.