Associate Veterinary Surgeon

China · 成都, 四川
Department China
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

About Animals Asia

Animals Asia is an international animal charity with our Headquarter in Hong Kong,  with over 400 team members and operations in China, Vietnam, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe. The foundation is devoted to ending the cruel practice of bear bile farming and improving the welfare of animals in Asia. It promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. For more information, please visit


About the Role


We are seeking a dynamic individual for the unique role of Resident Associate Veterinarian to join our Bear & Vet Team at our China Bear Rescue Centre (CBRC) in Chengdu. The position will involve shared responsibility for the provision of extensive veterinary care to bears rescued from the bear bile industry, and to other resident animals and local domestic animals.


The Resident Associate Veterinarian will report to the centre’s Senior Veterinary Surgeon and the Bear & Vet Team Director, and will work closely with our Veterinary Nurses and Bear Management Team. Approved applicants will be required to travel within Asia and participate in outreach and training projects.


Why join us?

  • A great opportunity to work in Chengdu, China 
  • Salary: Commensurate with Experience



  • At least 2 years work experience as a clinical veterinarian, wildlife experience ideal but not required.
  • Excellent clinical and organizational skills, an aptitude for problem-solving medicine and self-directed learning.
  • Able to perform routine small animal desexing unassisted and experience with routine abdominal surgeries
  • Ability to work sole-charge and under emergency circumstances as required.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (Mandarin speaking skills not necessary).
  • Ability to live and work closely with a team comprising of foreign and local staff.
  • A history of working abroad, plus a background in captive wildlife management or charitable veterinary work are beneficial.
  • Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years.


Appointment is full-time, five (5) days a week with some weekend work applicable.


The following items are included in your full-time contract

On-site accommodation            

Relocation assistance                            

Emergency medical insurance

Paid holidays


How to apply

Interested parties please forward PDF versions of your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV and your completed Job Application form to:


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews. 


Animals Asia values candidates with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We welcome applicants of every ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to building an organization that creates an inclusive environment for all.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purposes.

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    成都, 四川
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