Auxiliar técnico veterinario con felinos y primates (España) ~

8 de octubre de 2018

Auxiliar técnico veterinario con felinos y primates (España)


Número de vacante
Fecha de cierre
between € 800,- and € 996,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 22 hour working week
Primadomus (Spain)
Horas por semana
22 hours per week


AAP – Animal Advocacy and Protection

Location: Primadomus (Spain)

AAP is a Dutch organisation that operates at two locations; Almere (The Netherlands), and Villena (Alicante, Spain). The goal and ideal of AAP is to improve the welfare of abused or neglected exotic mammals from all over Europe in a professional manner. This is achieved by providing shelter to exotic animals that were illegally traded, or that were housed at circuses, laboratories, or private owners. For most animals we will find suitable homes in zoos, reserves or in our own sanctuary, after rehabilitation in our centres.

AAP is an internationally renowned knowledge centre. AAP is actively and strategically involved in animal welfare issues by influencing both Dutch and European policy- and decision-makers and by working together with professional groups at national and international level. AAP distinguishes itself by having an enormous passion and a professional, open culture. Our core values, accessibility, dedication, and inventiveness form important guidelines of our culture.

AAP operates from their two locations in Almere (The Netherlands) and Villena (Alicante, Spain). In total, we employ about 115 paid staff and more than 220 volunteers. The Spanish department is AAP Primadomus and is located at the foot of the Sierra de Salinas, one of the most important natural protected environments of Villena. At AAP Primadomus, we employ about 21 paid staff and more than 15 volunteers. At Primadomus, we mainly house primates and big cats.

For our Specialists Team in AAP Primadomus (Spain), part of the department of Rescue & Rehabilitation, we are looking for a


(22 hours per week)

Specialists Team

Within the department Rescue and Rehabilitation, the Specialists Team is involved in the veterinary and behavioural rehabilitation of the animals in both Almere and Primadomus. The well-being of animals at AAP is the joint responsibility of caretakers, animal care team leaders, and the specialists. The veterinarians and their assistants handle the preventive and curative veterinary care. As assistant of the veterinary specialists, you are responsible for supporting the veterinary processes.

Your role

You are part of the AAP Specialists team, with team members in Almere and in Primadomus.

As veterinary technician, you are involved in supporting the veterinarian in Primadomus (Spain). You take care of the veterinary administration and organisation of veterinary procedures. You assist the veterinarians in examinations and treatments of exotic mammals, and you will prepare and assist surgical procedures. You process samples and make sure that instrumentation and the veterinary rooms are clean. At the different animal departments, you organise preventive veterinary care according to procedures. You enjoy working in a team, and you are flexible, cooperative, and you cope well with stress. You are willing to work in weekends and during holidays according to duty rota.

Your manager will reside in Almere, as will the head veterinarian. The Primadomus veterinarian is your functional manager.

Your experience
Completed Veterinary Technician education (for Spanish applicants, completed Auxiliar Técnico Veterinario);
At least three years of experience in practical work with animals as a veterinary technician. This implies that you can take blood samples, handle samples for shipment, assist veterinarian in surgeries and veterinary procedures, etc;
Preferably practical experience with exotic mammals;
Excellent written and verbal English (conform the European reference frame: B1) and Spanish;
Able to work with relevant computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel);
Strong organisational skills with the ability to work independently;
Work with procedures and work instructions in a disciplined manner;
Work conscientiously and efficiently;
Cooperate well and able to share information and knowledge in a pleasant manner;
Show initiative and confidence;
Can cope well with stressful and/or emergency situations;
Solution-oriented attitude;
Good physical condition;
Willing to work in weekends and during holidays;
You have a driver’s license.

Our offer
We are offering a position with a great deal of responsibility. This will take place in an open and professional organization with animals and people at its heart, located in a natural environment. Your salary based on relevant working experience is between € 800,- and € 996,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 22 hour working week, with the possibility to grow each year according you development.

Want to know more or apply right away?
For further information call Godelieve Kranendonk, Manager of the Specialists Team, phone number +31 365 238 760. Send your application letter and CV in English before October 20th, using the red application button on our site or by e-mail to, mentioning number 2018-11-PRVT to the attention of Elly Koppers, Team manager Human Resources.
Please note that only applications in English will be considered for this vacancy!

Carrying out a practical assignment is part of the application process.

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