INSTITUTION (Name, address, contact number):
St. Matthew’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, BWI.
345-745-3199 ext 4014
This is a joint program with Boatswain’s Beach/Cayman Turtle Farm
PRIMARY CONTACT (Name, EMAIL address):
Heather Wilson Barron, DVM, Dipl ABVP-avian
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 internship
MATCHING PROGRAM: No
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2009
APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE: a curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a zoo, aquarium or exotic animal medicine OR who have served an academic internship in large or small animal medicine.
ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Yes; anyone having a veterinary license in the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom may apply.
SALARY/ BENEFITS: $36,000 CI/yr (equivalent of $42,857 USD) plus benefits. Intern must register as a graduate student with SMU and pay $725 US in tuition per semester. Student housing available. The intern position is a non-degree graduate student program leading to an official University Certificate of Internship in Zoologic & Aquatic Medicine from SMU.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT / START DATE: 1 year; start date is May 2009
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The intern works under the supervision of faculty members at SMU and will be responsible for working with a wide variety of marine and terrestrial species (30% captive sea turtles and other reptiles, 30% fish, eels, and elasmobranchs, 30% avian and small mammal, and 10% wildlife).
LAST UPDATED: 12/2008