Primate Veterinarian - Drill Ranch - Nigeria

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Zach Schwenneker

Mar 11, 2024, 8:57:57 AMMar 11
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Veterinarian Wanted for Primate Sanctuary in Nigeria


Drill Ranch is seeking a qualified veterinarian to join our team. We are currently home to 653 drill monkeys, 27 chimpanzees, 29 African Gray parrots, and various endemic species across 2 project sites in Cross River State, Nigeria. The duties of the project veterinarian include, but are not limited to, monitoring the health and well-being of all residents at Drill Ranch, perform routine health checks, preventive and diagnostic medicine, record keeping, and training of a Nigerian Veterinarian.


We seek an individual with a strong passion for wildlife and the willingness to go above and beyond to ensure the health and well-being of all Drill Ranch residents. English is a requirement. Experience with primates is preferred but not mandatory. The ability to work within established protocols while also bringing new ideas and knowledge is highly preferred. We seek a minimum commitment of 6 months, preferably 1 year. We are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.


The position will include:

International Flight

Visa Costs

All in-country expenses covered (Transport, Feeding, Lodging, Internet)

Possible stipend depending on qualifications and experience.

By joining our team at Drill Ranch, we offer a unique opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most endangered species living in the last remaining rainforests of Nigeria.

Please send your letter of interest and CV to

For more information about the project, please contact or visit our website at

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