Head Veterinarian Bolivian Wildlife Sanctuary – Are you a veterinarian with a passion for wildlife and a longing for adventure? The Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY), a non-profit organization nestled in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon, is calling for a dedicated Head Veterinarian to oversee the care of rescued animals at the Sanctuary Ambue Ari. This is more than a job; it’s a chance to make a profound difference in the lives of animals and an opportunity to work in one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.
CIWY is a place of hope for wild animals victimized by the illegal wildlife trade or affected by environmental catastrophes like fires and road traffic accidents. The organization’s mission is to provide a healing haven and, when possible, reintroduce animals back into their natural jungle habitat. For those who can’t be released, CIWY offers a permanent home in spacious enclosures designed to mimic the wild.
The sanctuary is a refuge for a variety of species, including majestic felines such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays, and Geoffroy’s cats. It’s also a sanctuary for coatis, a spectrum of parrot species including macaws and Amazon parrots, howler monkeys, night monkeys, crab-eating foxes, rheas, tortoises, armadillos, sloths, and many more.
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This is a unique career opportunity that combines animal welfare with conservation, all within the breathtaking landscape of the Bolivian Amazon. CIWY is committed to ensuring the well-being of its animals, which is why the sanctuary remains closed to tourists, creating a peaceful environment for the wildlife.
The Head Veterinarian position is a paid role. It includes accommodation, meals, and a stipend, allowing you to live and work within the community you’ll serve.
In short, you’ll get:
- Monthly stipend
- Great curriculum and life experience!
To become part of this life-changing role, candidates must have:
- a minimum of two years of experience in general practice, ideally with wildlife.
- a high level of proficiency in English or Spanish.
English and Spanish are necessary to engage effectively with the local team and international volunteers.
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If you’re ready to embrace this challenging and rewarding role, send your CV and cover letter to info@intiwarayassi DOT org. For a detailed look at the requirements and conditions, and to get a glimpse of the sanctuary’s incredible work, visit their listing on Idealist. 📰🔍
Seize the chance to contribute to a vital cause and experience the unparalleled beauty of the Bolivian Amazon. Apply now and become part of a team that’s making a real impact in wildlife conservation.
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