SteppingStones are delighted to be assisting the Cayman Islands Humane Society in their search for an experienced, versatile and enthusiastic vet to join their dedicated team.

In this role, you will make a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of the Islands’ most vulnerable cats and dogs!

This role offers a varied and interesting medical caseload and the opportunity to improve medicine skills and to be involved in the ongoing development of the shelter. The role requires a team player, with an open mind and flexible approach to a broad diversity of animal welfare needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Undertaking a range of surgical procedures (with a high percentage of elective preventative work) in a clinic with a full theatre with autoclaves, lighting, adjustable table, Isoflo and Oxygen concentration and computerised recording of cases. 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;
  • Procuring and purchasing of medications and supplies from both local and global suppliers;
  • 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 and management 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 spay and neuter camps;
  • Contributing to the efficient management of the Shelter and clinic;
  • Veterinary input into TNR, welfare cases, behaviour cases and modification plans, Heartworm treatment, and herd healthcare of shelter animals;
  • Experience in surgical procedures and care for animals with heart worm desirable.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in veterinary medicine/surgery sufficient to qualify to licence in the Cayman Islands, with current licensure in your home country and proof of good standing. (verification of acceptance of your degree may cause a recruitment delay);
  • At least 5 years’ postgraduate experience;
  • Extensive experience managing surgeries as outlined above;
  • 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 – a provable and verifiable CPD record for the last 5 years;
  • A strong interest in shelter medicine – preference to candidates with proven SM experience – and the ability to regularly refer to SM professional sources and reference materials;
  • Supportive of the shelter management team’s efforts to build cohesive and collegiate team relations.

Please get in touch to find out more!

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Charlotte Morrish

Charlotte Morrish

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