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Small Animal Vet Cayman Islands Humane Society George Town, Cayman Islands

Practice Type: Small Animal Practice
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Pay Range: $ 60,975 - $ 73,170 per year USD
Posted on: 7 Sep 2023

Tax free salary in the Caribbean

Job Description

The Cayman Islands Humane Society is the only non-profit re-homing facility on the islands. We operate adoption, foster, stray care and community veterinary services. We are an open-admission shelter with a no-kill ethos and are based in the heart of George Town in Grand Cayman, with occasional overnight visits to Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.   

 We are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile, experienced and passionate shelter veterinarian to join our dedicated team and to make a real difference to the lives and well being of the Island's most vulnerable cats and dogs. This role offers a varied and interesting medical caseload and the opportunity to be involved in the ongoing development of the shelter. The role requires a team player with a non-judgemental approach to the community's animal welfare needs.   


Key duties, responsibilities and requirements:   

  • Undertaking a range of surgical procedures (with a high percentage of spay and neuter surgeries.   
  • Referral options for more complex surgical and investigative cases are available on island.   
  • Managing complex abdominal procedures as a competent surgeon, with extensive experience of spay and neuter.   
  • Anaesthesia of patients at varying risk levels   
  • Working with a team of animal care staff, volunteers and trustees and providing detailed prognoses and care plans   
  • Reviewing and keeping up to date with global information and available materials on shelter medicine   
  • Working alongside another shelter veterinarian, as well as qualified and lay technicians   
  • Supervision of junior veterinary staff   
  • 40 hours per week plus 50% on-call in evenings and weekends (More frequent in the case of colleague absence) although the actual volume of call outs is low   
  • Occasional nights on Cayman Brac and Little Cayman during neutering camps   
  • Duties will include spay and neuter surgeries, welfare cases, behaviour cases and modification plans, heartworm treatment and healthcare of shelter animals.   
  • Experience of surgical procedures and care for animals with heartworm is desirable  



  • A Bachelor's degree in veterinary medicine/surgery sufficient to qualify to license in the Cayman Islands, with current licensure in your home country and proof of good standing.   
  • At least 5 years' postgraduate experience, small animal experience preferred   
  • Fluency in English  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to communicate promptly and efficiently via email   
  • Adept at accessing clinical information from online sources and familiarity with the same.   
  • Experience of shelter medicine is desirable, a strong interest in shelter medicine is essential.  
  • Supportive of the shelter management team's efforts to build cohesive and collegiate team relations   


Salary $50,000 - $60,000 KYD Tax free ($60,975 - $73,170 USD) 

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