1. How do I become registered to practice veterinary Medicine in Jamaica?
You must apply to the Jamaica Veterinary Board. Click HERE for details.
2. How can I find a veterinarian in my area?
Most veterinarians that offer clinical services advertise in the Yellow Pages of the telephone book. If you cannot find one listed in your specific area, you could try calling the nearest clinic. They may be able to refer you to a veterinarian who may be able to assist.
Click the link below for online Yellow Pages listings Kingston
IMPORTANT NOTE! For the list of Veterinarians registered to practice in Jamaica please click HERE. If your veterinary care provider's name does NOT appear on that list please contact the Registrar of the Jamaica Veterinary Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or 977-2489, 977-2492 for confirmation.
3. What subjects should I take in high school to prepare for studying veterinary medicine?
For studying any of the medical sciences (human or veterinary medicine or dentistry), the basic sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are required. English Language and Mathematics, as the basis for communication and analytic skills are very important. A well-rounded high school education is always helpful, so other unrelated subjects of your choice are desirable. Most veterinary schools will require some Advanced Level subjects – usually Biology or Zoology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics - or at least first year tertiary education in the sciences or agriculture for admission.
Experience of handling animals and some knowledge of what veterinary medicine is all about may be taken into account when processing applications. Working on with a vet, on a farm or other animal-related activities can help satisfy those requirements.
4. I want to import or export animals or animal products into or out of Jamaica. What do I need to do?
To import animals or animal products into Jamaica, an Import Permit must be obtained from the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries. For export purposes, health certification from the VSD is usually required by the destination country.