ATP/IMC Veterinary Intern

The Indo-Myanmar Conservation is seeking a competent candidate for the position as a Veterinary Intern.

Position:         Veterinary Intern
Duration:       9 months
Start date:      as soon as possible
Location:        Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC), Cuc Phuong National Park

Position summary                        

The Veterinary Intern will be involved in the healthcare of freshwater turtles & tortoises at the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park. This will include assisting veterinary staff with physical examinations, sample collection & analysis, providing palliative care, prescribing medications, record keeping and maintaining hygiene standards in the clinic. The Veterinary Intern will work with the whole TCC team and communicate actively with the veterinary staff and the ATP/IMC Animal Manager.

Photo credit: ATP/IMC


  • Assist the veterinary staff in conducting health care and monitoring of turtles and tortoises at the centre
  • Participate in palliative care and medical treatment of rescued animals
  • Collect and analyse health screening samples
  • Update medical records for animals
  • Collaborate with experienced vets to exchange knowledge & improve capacity
  • Attend rescue and release activities
  • Assist keepers in implementing daily care for animals in the Veterinary Station
  • Report daily to the Animal Manager


  • University degree in veterinary science
  • Good clinical and organisational skills
  • Excellent Vietnamese language skills
  • Good English language skills
  • Be competent with computers
  • Good communication skills, attention to detail and self-directed learning.
  • Passionate about animals, wildlife conservation, and animal welfare
  • Proven ability to work independently under challenging conditions
  • A strong team player and collaborates well with local staff
  • Understanding of molecular biology & laboratory experience (desirable)

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and supporting documents before 15th November 2021 to:
Ms. Nguyen Thu Thuy – Animal Manager
Asian Turtle Program – Indo-Myanmar Conservation

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