Vet. Surgeon – Sundarbans Tiger Project

Job Category Veterinarians
Location West Bengal
Date Posted 21-Jul-2018
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Leading Wildlife NGO Seeks Veterinary Surgeons for Sundarbans – W.B

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) invites applications from undergraduate or postgraduate degree holders in the veterinary sciences, with 1-5 years of field experience, to join its Sundarbans Tiger Project, West Bengal in Conflict Mitigation Division.


Who we’re looking for


The Veterinary Surgeon will be responsible for field or on-site implementation of the project in association with the reporting manager and other project team members, on all aspects that include technical, administrative and financial requirements of the Project Head/DH.


Veterinary Surgeon – Sundarbans Tiger Project, works under the supervision of the (PH) and shall be focusing on veterinary aspects of Human-Carnivore Conflict Mitigation and large carnivore conservation in Sundarbans.


Qualifications & Skills

  • Postgraduate or Undergraduate degree in Veterinary Sciences
  • Must have an understanding of veterinary aspect of large carnivore, wildlife

conservation and related issues

  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, and good interpersonal skills are a must


Broad responsibilities include:

  1. Ensure all human-wildlife conflict cases reported in Sundarbans-W.B. are attended on time
  2. Provide veterinary support for rescue operations, wildlife emergencies, disease Investigation operations and creation of immune belt around PA.
  3. Use appropriate veterinary and animal husbandry skills for stabilization and treatment of injured or distressed wildlife, and transfer animals that require special and protracted care to a temporary rescue station established in the field
  4. Address Human-carnivore and human-tiger conflict in and around Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and look for appropriate placement options for the displaced animals.
  5. Provide wildlife health support to the PAs in West Bengal by attending to wildlife mortalities, recording wildlife deaths and epidemics, and following appropriate disease diagnostic, control and preventive measures
  6. Maintains records of all rescue operations. This would also include maintaining records/registers of treatment, husbandry, anaesthesia, surgery and laboratory investigations
  7. Additionally responsible for all field level governmental and partner liaisons at appropriate levels for the project and local public relation needs, with the PI
  8. Responsible for maintenance of all assets of the organization at Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Landscape, both moveable and immoveable
  9. Attend monthly meetings, send cash flows, report, photographs, accounts, backups,

HR and other documents on time

  1. Responsible for all field reports, photographic documentation, submission of data sheets etc as per the requirements of the PH/DH
  2. Responsible for acting as the on-site representative of WTI (at particular level) and to ensure that the image of WTI as a conservation action organization operating in the field is maintained at all times