Veterinarians Wanted by Wildlife Rescue Unit in Sabah

Sabah Wildlife Department's Wildlife Rescue Unit is looking for Malaysian Veterinarians who are interested in a career in wildlife (non-Malaysian veterinarians are also welcome to apply).

Anyone interested kindly get in touch with rhinosbh@gmail.com or wildliferescueunit@gmail.com

The Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) was established in 2010 by Dr Sen Nathan (SWD Assistant Director) and Datuk Dr Laurentius N. Ambu (then Director of SWD) in response to the increasing need to translocate and rescue injured or displaced wildlife in Sabah.

The Unit has rescued more than 2,800 animals, birds and reptiles including Bornean pygmy elephants, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, macaques, sun bears, clouded leopards, samber-deer, crocodiles, monitor lizards, sea turtles plus many other species.

It is important that injured wildlife are rescued in order to treat them, so that they can be released back into protected rainforest reserves once recovered, and able to survive in the wild. It is also essential that wildlife that has strayed into towns or farm land, or are trapped in small pockets of forest that is no longer suitable, are relocated to a more suitable habitat. To do this requires a highly committed and passionate team of people including rangers and vets.

Wru Wildlife Veterinarian Advert

The WRU are recruiting for a qualified, Malaysian Wildlife Veterinarian (Non-Malaysian veterinarians are also encouraged to apply).

If you think you have or someone you know has the skills for this role then please get in touch with WRU to apply and become part of this amazing team.


Read more about the incredible work being done by the team to save Sabah's wildlife on the WRU Facebook page.


To view the advert on Facebook click here




Published 22 June 2018

Updated 4 July 2018