Salary: R368,157.57 – R448,433.01


  • To maintain a high standard of veterinary nursing care and preventative
    medicine. Performs maintenance and ensures cleanliness of all facilities and equipment.
    Ensures compliance to regulations within hospital operations.


Animal Medical Care and Welfare: Perform support duties of animals in medical and surgical care; Conservation and Protected Areas in conjunction with the Veterinarian and/or Head Nurse at the Zoo. These include animal observation, recording and reporting thereof; assist with any emergencies.

Efficient Hospital Operations: Perform supervision and maintenance of the clinic and wards; animal husbandry of hospital patients; incineration and carcass disposal process Implement and ensure ongoing adherence to safe, correct and ethical animal handling practices including pest control • Ensure that the staff is able to recognize abnormal behaviour.
Animal Treatments within the Quarantine Facility: Assist with quarantine import and
export consignments and processes; testing procedures; prevention of spread of disease
and regulatory compliance.
Maintenance of Facilities and Equipment: Maintain cleanliness and hygiene throughout
the hospital • Conduct maintenance of diagnostic imaging; post-mortem facility; treatment
room; surgical theatre; capture boxes and equipment.
Record Keeping: Assist with recording and inputting of veterinary records including
treatment, dispensing of medication, post-mortem and clinical pathology to international
standards • Assist with ordering equipment, medicine and stock take thereof • Ensure
effective hospital cost control.
Animal Research and Education Awareness Initiatives: Participate in the development
of conservation and other research projects including educational/ commercial/ promotional
activities; data/ sample collection and media releases.
Conservation and Protected Areas: Assist with capturing of game and escaped animals;
tagging and herding of animals including the transportation process.
Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance to related laws/ regulations concerning the
welfare, transporting and relocating animals • Work within World Association of Zoos &
Aquaria (WAZA) and Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZA) guidelines.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Assist with the supervision, management and training of
hospital support staff and veterinary students.
Maintain Own Productivity: Actively participate and manage own performance levels
including professional development with advances in zoological medicine and wildlife health
knowledge and practice
SHEQ, Security Monitoring and Risk: Implement and monitor JCPZ safety, health,
environmental and security policies and procedures • Implement identified risk mitigation


Diploma in Veterinary Nursing or Curing Animals

Registered Nurse with South African Veterinary Council • Minimum 2 years’ experience in
Veterinary Nursing • Demonstrated experience in handling exotic animals.
COMPETENCIES: Veterinary best practices • SHEQ Standards • Record keeping • Report
writing • Planning and organising • Research • Networking • Communication skills • Computer
literacy • JCPZ policy and procedure framework • Alignment with JCPZ values • Integrity and
honesty • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork

Workplace: JCPZ Free State Farm (Parys)

  • Contact Person: Abongwe Mini • Tel: 011 712 6601
  • Email CVs to:
  • Reference: VN20042023 • Closing Date: 13 May 2023
    “Quote the reference number on the subject; failure to adhere to the given
    instruction will result in disqualifying your application”

Note: Johannesburg Parks and Zoo is an equal opportunity employer. If you do not receive a response from us within 21 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

All the best with your application.

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