Vet assistant joins Humane Society

The Cayman Islands Humane Society had reason to celebrate this month – not only did the charity open its brand new Community Spay & Neuter Clinic but also welcomed new staff member Jennifer May.

Jennifer May

Humane Society vet assistant Jennifer May comforting shelter dog Kenny after his neuter surgery. Photo: Submitted

Jennifer joins the team from Ontario, Canada where she was employed in a private veterinary practice as a technician for the past five years. Jennifer has relatives in Grand Cayman, and she and her husband visited several times before deciding they liked the lifestyle so much they’d make a move here.

They are joined by their two dogs Labrador Shodan and Australian Shepherd Gryphon, who compete in agility competitions.

‘With the new spay and neuter clinic it became necessary to employ a vet assistant to aid the vets when performing surgeries,’ explained Board member Clare Hasart. ‘Jennifer will also be performing regular procedures such as administering vaccinations and checking on the well-being of all our animals.’

The Spay & Neuter Clinic has been active for a number of weeks now and with the backlog of shelter animals now ‘fixed’ the clinic has opened its doors to the public.

‘The Humane Society recognizes the only way to prevent pet overpopulation on these islands is to spay and neuter animals to prevent unwanted pregnancies,’ said Ms Hasart.

‘We are asking people to donate towards the cost of having their animal spayed or neutered at the clinic which will help us to keep the service running to ensure the entire community can benefit from our services.’

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For more information on financial assistance and appointments please call 949-1461.

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