CV reference number: 60907
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Experienced animal care worker and dog behaviourist interested in livestock/farm work near Edinburgh

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

1.Higher Secondary Certificate, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, India (Equivalent to A-Level/Scottish Higer and SVQ/NVQ Level 3) (1997) 2.Diploma in Natural Resource Management, Restoration and Sustainable Development, Pune, India (2005-2006) 3.Canine Teaching and Training Course, Canines Can Care Organization, Mumbai (2010) 4.Basic Herpetology, Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai (2003-2004) 5.Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Certificate workshop, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India (2003) 6.Mushroom Cultivation, Agricultural College, Pune (1999) 7.Canine Management, Agricultural College, Pune (1997

Equipment experienceNot listed
Other equipment experience

Experience in Carpentary, Iron Smithy and mud construction. Experience in related hand held and electrical power tools (Drills, sander, grinder, chain saw, electric welding machiene, table saw, electric cutters) Some experience in electrical and plumbing work.

Livestock experienceNot listed
Other livestock experience

Animal care and nursing: 1.Dog Behaviour Modification: Correcting aggression, nervousness, excessive barking, excitability, fear, separation anxiety to name a few, assisting client at veterinarian visits, help control obesity. 2.Dog agility activities. 3.Dog Obedience Training. 4.Walking, Trekking, Swimming with dogs. 5.Feeding: Preparing dog food from home cooking to raw meat recipes for kennel business, preparing meals (rat/chick/meat/insect feed according to animal) for various reptiles, birds and large mammals at the animal orphanage. 6.Housing maintenance: Cleaning, Designing and Building of kennels, enclosures and aquariums. 7.Medical assistance: Administration of oral and intravenous medication, blood collection for dogs and other animals, learnt emergency treatment of wildlife patients in workshop. 8.Interacted with a variety of domestic, captive and rescued wild animals: snakes, crocodiles, lizards/geckos, turtles, tortoises, kites, crow pheasant, owls, vultures, raptors, elephant, camel, leopard, hyena, wild boar, deer, giant squirrel, bats. 9.Safe, accurate handling and restraint of domestic and wild animals for rescue and rehabilitation procedures, hand rearing orphans.

Type of farming wantedMainly Livestock
Driving Licensenolicence
Personal information
Profile Picture
First languageMarathi
Other languagesEnglish, Hindi
Pen picture

Height: 5ft 11in Weight:70

Relevant health problems

No health issues

Other Information

Minor publications: 1.Note: Cases of Total Albinism in Green Keelback Macropisthodon plumbicolor and Common Wolf Snake Lycodon aulicus (Colubridae), Vikram Hoshing, Sanjay Thakur & Anil Mahabal, 46–47pp, 2013 2.From charmers to educators: Using indigenous knowledge for conservation education Bahar Dutt, Rachel Kaleta, Vikram Hoshing, Centre for Environment Education, India, 2005 3.Pocket handbook on the common snakes found in Maharashtra (in Marathi), Published by Nature Walk (eco-tourism organization), August 2005. 4.Note: Observation on amplexus between two species of frogs in Maharashtra, Vinay Kolte, Nirmal Kulkarni, Vikram Hoshing, Gowri Mallapur, Frogleg- newsletter of the declining amphibian populations task force-South Asia, No.12, August 2005

Marital status

Yes, I have a wife

Where are you currently living?Edinburgh
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

#Animal Care: 1.Self-employed in Dog kennel business, ‘Kutta consultants’ (9 years) 2.Interned at Animal Orphanage regularly from 1997 to 2006 and on most weekends thereafter for 11 years till 2017. 3.Self-employed in Aquaculture business. #Indigenous dog breeding: Bred our Pashmi hound to promote indigenous hounds as farm dogs. #Rescue and Rehabilitation: Attending calls for rescue of snakes, birds and small mammals in and around the city as part of the Animal orphanage reference (1997- 2017) #Herpetology Consultant: Basic course in Herpetology for 3 eco-tourism organizations (Aranyavak, Foliage outdoors, Insearch outdoors), (2009-2010). #Research Assistant: 1.Scat collection, To Study the Internal Parasites in Large Carnivores, Pench Tiger Reserve (2007) 2.All India Survey of health and management practices of captive elephants and captive bears, Wildlife Trust of India (October-December 2005). 3.Sustainable Livelihood Options of Snake Charmers, Wildlife Trust of India (January-March 2004). 4.A Study on the Pollination Biology of selected Utricularia Species in India, Universities of Bonn and Rostock, Germany (August-October 2005). #Administration and Management: 1.Self-employed in Dog hostel and behaviour management business, ‘Kutta consultants’ (9 years). 2.General Manager, Camp Aranya Jungle Resort, Bandhavgarh National Park (Sept-Oct 2009). 3.Founder member of Insearch outdoor (eco-tourism organization) (2000-2002). 4.Administration and Education officer at Nisargaved (eco-tourism organization), (1998-1999) 5.Market Research Executive, Indian Express Group, Pune. 6.Supervisor at Deep Clean Services, Pune. 7.Microwave cooking and operation demonstrator for Sharp. 8.Supervisor for crash barriers instalment. #Ecological Consultant: 1.Restoration landscaping (indigenous plantation) of ‘Kutta consultants’ dog behaviour modification and boarding facility. 2.Faunal survey along Reliance gas pipeline, Biome Eco-Consultancy (April 2008). #Naturalist: 1.Nature camps for eco-tourism organizations (Nisargaved, Insearch outdoors, Aranyavak, Folliage outdoors) (Every season 1998- 2017). 2.Filed trip for MSc Environment Science students, Dapoli University, Dapoli. (May 2017) 3.Tuli tiger resort, Kanha National Park, Madhyapradhesh (2007-2008). #Professional Photographer: Wildlife and Industrial #Volunteer: 1.Tiger census, Dajipur-Radhanagari Sanctuary (1999), Bhagvan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park (2003). 2.Plastic Collection Drive, Nisargaved (1998). #Earth Construction: 1.Log and mud house construction for self. 2.Mud construction of one classroom of a school with an Architect #Experimental Natural Farming on family farmland


Photography, Carpentry, Blacksmithy, Mud construction, Wood carving, Natural farming, Outdoor Sports, Trekking Reading, Wildlife Watching, Traveling, Cooking

AvailabilityStart: 05/03/2018, Finish: 04/03/2019
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Edinburgh
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