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Creation Date: 2017/12/26 08:00:41
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The Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain

Senior Veterinarian
The Zoo & Aquarium Public Institution in Al Ain

Job Description

• Supervise assigned staff to the level determined by Senior Management.
• Develop and mentor progress of UAE National staff.
• Design and implement biosafety policy at ZAPIA.
• Responsible for immunization of animals, disease screening, parasite surveillance and control, and vermin control.
• Reviews and analyzes pathology records.
• Liaise with local, regional and international institutions in issues related to different veterinary research activities.
• Responsible for the co-ordination and supervision of the staff involved in approved veterinary research programmes.
• Responsible for implementing the prevention medicine program that include all practices that strengthen genetic and immunologic resistance to disease.
• Responsible to provide effective quarantine program for all incoming and outgoing animals.
• Design/review of vaccination program based on the animal collection, diseases endemic to the area and potential for exposure.
• Design infectious disease screening program based on the prevalence of a disease in the vicinity of the Park.
• Periodic reviews of animal diet.
• As a part of preventive medicine program a periodic review of vermin control (both vertebrate and invertebrate) because of the potential for pests to serve as vectors or reservoirs of disease.
• Periodically review of mortality and morbidity as part of a preventive medicine program.
• Conducts clinical research, documents findings, and publishes in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other publications.
• Attends professional meetings and presents research findings.
• Prepares weekly and monthly reports; maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests and effectively coordinate activities.


• An understanding of the purpose of Al Ain Wildlife Park, its mission and the outline function of each department within the organisation.
• Excellent experience caring for exotic animals; knowledge of regulations affecting zoological institutions.
• Excellent experience in animal surgical skills
• Ability to prepare materials for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
• Good MS office skills
• Excellent administrative skills.
• Good person to person skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good presentation skills
• Excellent supervisory/management skills


Veterinary Medicine

Job Details

  • Search by Location: Al Ain, UAE
  • Search by Industry: Government Sector
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Other
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Management
  • Years of Experience : Min: 6 Max: 8
  • Residence Location: United Arab Emirates

Company Profile

Al Ain Zoo is a proud member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA), and has set up a number of strategic partnerships with leading zoos
conservation agencies and associations from across the world, including the World Conservation Union and Species Survival Commission, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, San Diego Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, the Northern Rangelands Trust of Kenya and the Sahara Conservation Fund.
Through our education, research and conservation programmes, Al Ain Zoo is building a reputation for excellence and leadership in the international conservation community through saving endangered species and their habitats.