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Executive / Senior Executive (Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation)

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Agency: National Parks Board
Job no.: 540275
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Others, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

At the National Parks Board (NParks), we take pride in conserving our natural heritage and enhancing green spaces for all to enjoy in our City in Nature. We have a multi-talented and highly passionate team that is driven by the goal to create a unique world-class living environment through excellence in biodiversity conservation, greenery and recreation, and veterinary care in partnership with the community. If you share our love for nature and animals, and our zest for innovation and continuous learning, we have the perfect working environment for you.

The Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of NParks, safeguards the health and welfare of animals through comprehensive and integrated programmes and works closely with partners in the veterinary and animal-related industries to strengthen capacities and enhance competencies in animal health and welfare. It is the main touch-point on animal and veterinary matters in Singapore and the first responder for all animal-related feedback. It also conducts public education and engagement programmes to foster a humane and gracious society for all, where pet owners, communities, and animals co-exist in greater harmony within our City in Nature.

 

Responsibilities

You will be part of the Companion Animal Health & Rehabilitation Section under the Professional & Scientific Services Division, managing animal-related operations including the care for and rehoming of animals, management of data and inventory.

You will be involved in the following duties:  

  • Assist and support veterinarians with regular health checks, procedures, medication and health records of animals, and to seek veterinary attention where necessary.
  • Assist veterinarians with pre-, peri- and post-operative care of patients such as maintaining the spay-neuter facility, preparing patients for surgery, enforcing sterility and safety of patients, movement and recovery patients and anaesthesia .

  • Ensure the daily care and well-being of animals, including the feeding, husbandry, exercise, showering and grooming of animals. 
  • Supervise officers and contractors (e.g. cleaning) in animal shelter operations, including observation of workplace health and safety measures.

  • Maintain thorough records on each animal including inflow and outflow, using computer systems and other documentation.
  • Review and implement operational processes related to animal health and welfare, shelter management and biosecurity, data and inventory management.
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of animals, including behaviour and welfare assessments.

  • Handle public enquiries and feedback, including lost and found cases.

  • Facilitate the rehoming of animals (e.g. through Animal Welfare Groups, document processing, adoption interviews, profiling animals for adoption and uploading information onto broadcast platforms, etc.)

  • Maintain inventory lists with regular stock-take and procurement of items (e.g. feed, litter, equipment, shelter and clinic supplies) where required.

  • Assist with administrative and financial roles (e.g. procurement, verification of services provided).

  • Assist to conduct training of staff (e.g. husbandry and care of animals).

  • Assist to generate data and reports for analysis.


Requirements

  • Diploma in Veterinary Technology / Veterinary Bioscience / Biotechnology / Life Sciences or any other relevant discipline. 

  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience in animal husbandry or handling.
  • Work experience in a veterinary clinic as a vet technician / vet nurse is preferable.

  • Competence and prior experience in the handling of common companion animal species, including but not limited to dogs, cats, small mammals and birds.

  • Willing to work on weekends and public holidays where necessary.
  • Independent and able to work effectively with others in a team environment.

  • Positive attitude, energetic, physically fit, enjoys outdoor activity, passionate about animals and possess emotional resilience to manage compassion fatigue.

  • Willingness and dedication in acquiring new skills and knowledge related to animal care and rehabilitation (e.g. training methods).

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Competent in Microsoft Office Applications. 

 

Office Location

The office will be situated at:

  • Animal Management Centre - 57 Sungei Tengah Road Singapore 699013

 

  • The Animal Lodge - 59 Sungei Tengah Road Singapore 699014

 


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

 

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