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Sanctuary Veterinarian - Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Views 1299 Conservation Jobs Application Deadline: Tuesday, 28 February 2017


The Lilongwe Wildlife Trust is seeking a creative, mature, problem-solving veterinarian. The successful candidate will not only have a deep knowledge of clinical veterinary medicine, he / she will be an innovator who can tackle challenges and solve them, a skilled manager of staff, research and resources and a visionary who can make continuous improvements to the organization.

He /she will supervise the veterinary clinic, performing all necessary veterinary medical procedures, actively managing staff and supervising on-site veterinary research projects.  The Sanctuary Vet will work closely with the LWT’s Head Veterinarian and the Conservation Research Veterinarian. However, it is expected that the Sanctuary Veterinarian will have the experience to run the LWC Veterinary Clinic independently.   

The Sanctuary Veterinarian will be expected to:

  • Provide, and, improve where necessary, high quality veterinary medical care to all sanctuary animals. This includes internal medicine, anesthesia, surgery, emergency medicine, clinical pathology, and pathology.
  • Identify and supervise veterinary research projects to improve medical management of sanctuary animals; improve pre-release disease testing protocols, and improve nutrition of sanctuary residents.
  • Review, and, as necessary, amend existing veterinary protocols, including preventative health care, immobilization, and pathology.
  • Develop training materials for continuing professional development for LWC staff.
  • Develop and deliver practical skills training modules in Wildlife Medicine for 3rd and 4th year Malawian veterinary students.
  • This is a two year position with a six month probation period.  


  • Recognized degree in Veterinary Medicine 2-3 years clinical practice with primary case responsibility
  • Demonstrated proficiency in surgery and anesthesia
  • Experience managing staff Experience managing a veterinary clinic or similar
  • Graduate degree (MSc, etc) a plus Experience with wildlife capture a plus
  • Teaching experience a plus


  • On-site housing provided, individual occupancy Meals provided 6 days/week
  • One flight home annually (in-bound flight covered after 6 month probation period) Visa costs
  • Competitive in-country stipend, amount based on relevant experience

In the cover letter, please answer the following questions: 1) Why do you want to work at the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust? 2) What are your particular research interests? 3) Please comment on your experience managing staff and running the day to day operations of a clinic or similar environment.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and contact details for 2 references as one PDF document labeled with your first and last name to  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with suitable candidates interviewed as soon as they are identified. Desired start date: 15 April 2017

For more information on the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, please visit the website at    


Lilongwe Wildlife Trust



Application Deadline

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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