2) 2 Vetserinarians inducted into JRC Hall of Fame
2) 2016's Veterinarian of the Year
3) Animal Health Matters!
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NEW JVMA EXECUTIVE - 2017-2018
JVMA Executive 2017-18 - Front and centre new President Dr. Nigel Elliott, to his right new Vice President Dr. Kareen Robinson, to her right, re-elected Secretary Dr. Julie-Anne Small and new Treasurer Dr. Judian Maye on the extreme right. Other members (L-R) Immediate Past President Dr. Kevin Walker, CVA/CbVMA Rep Dr. Sarah Wilkinson-Eytle, Sub-Committee chairpersons Drs. Jodie-Ann Clarke, John Josephs, Paul Cadogan, Ryan Chanona, Kerriel Green & Denise Cole. Missing: Assistant Secretary Dr. Roberta Harris-Daley. Click on the image for the Executive page.
At the Annual General Meeting of the JVMA, held at the Caymanas Golf & Country Club in St. Catherine on Sunday June 25th, 2017 a new Executive Committee was elected. The members are as follows:
President: Dr. Nigel Elliott
Vice-President: Dr. Kareen Robinson
Secretary: Dr. Julie-Anne Small
Assistant Secretary: Dr. Roberta Harris-Daley
Treasurer: Dr. Judian Maye
Immediate Past President: Dr. Kevin Walker
Nominations & Membership: Dr. Denise Cole
Judicial & Parliamentary: Dr. Ryan Chanona
Education & Research: Dr. Kerriel Green
Public Relations: Dr. Paul Cadogan
Ethics & Discipline: Dr. John Josephs
Rights & Welfare: Dr. Jodie-Ann Clarke
Commonweath Veterinary Association & Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Representative:
Dr. Sarah Wilkinson-Eytle
The meeting was held under the kind sponsorship of Carribean Assurance Brokers Ltd. whose representatives gave a presentation on US-dollar based health insurance plans.
Two veterinarians inducted into the Jamaica Racing Commission's Hall of Fame
Dr. Clifford Bradford receives his Jamaica Racing Commission Hall of Fame Citation from colleague Dr. Sophia Ramlal.
June 22, 2017: Veterinarians Drs. St. Aubyn Bartlett and Clifford Bradford have been inducted into the Jamaica Racing Commission's Hall of Fame. This honour is bestowed from time to time on persons and horses who have made stellar contributions to the industry.
Dr. Bartlett was presented with his award by Mr. Kent Pantry, Chairman of the JRC's First Instance Tribunal while Dr. Bradford's was presented by his colleague and JRC Veterinarian Dr. Sophia Ramlal.
The JVMA heartily congratulates both veterinarians on this honour!
To read the Citations for each, please click on the images to the left and right.
Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett receives his Jamaica Racing Commission Hall of Fame Citation from JRC's First Instance Tribunal Mr. Kent Pantry.
Dr. Michael Motta is the JVMA's Veterinarian of the Year 2016
Dr. Michael Motta (left) receives his Veterinarian of the Year award from out-going JVMA President Dr. Kevin Walker.
At the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the JVMA, held on Sunday June 27, 2017, Dr. Michael Motta was awarded as the Association's Veterinarian of the Year 2016. Dr. Motta was chosen from a field of four nominees in a vote by the Association's membership.
His nomination was based on the following:
For his work in the area of Embryo Transfer achieving the first ever Jamaica Brahman ET calves born in January of this year with more born during the summer. His dedication to this overall ET project and the expertise he has developed is exemplary and is making a major contribution to the work of re-invigorating Jamaica's cattle breeds. (See article HERE from our 2016 World Veterinary Day Gleaner supplement)
For his dedication to the mentoring and support of veterinary students, and young veterinary graduates.
For his tireless devotion to his work - long hours, traveling far and wide around the island.
For his support of the Association's activities
Dr. Motta is a 1998 graduate of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He worked with Windalco for several years and is now employed to the Jamaica Broilers Group of Companies.
Animal Health Matters is a new online resource that aims to educate and build greater awareness of the most pressing issues in animal and human health, including zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, global food security and the future role and health of companion animals. Factors such as the impact of global conflicts, trade, how healthier animals mean healthier families and the ongoing focus on zoonotic disease are all debated within the new, attractive and interactive online resource.
Animal Health Matters was produced by the HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, and the World Veterinary Association, the global voice of the veterinary profession to recognize that the health of our pets, farm animals and wide range of wildlife, is inextricably tied up with the health and wellbeing of human beings all over the world.
Animal Health Mattersalso looks to the longer term with items such as ‘Five trends for the next five years’, which assess the impact of new and emerging factors influencing animal health. These ‘Five trends’ include factors such as better surveillance systems for disease threat identification, how portable technologies are helping to fill the void in information about the movement and emergence of livestock disease, and how the role of new technologies, such as satellite data and smart ear tagging, are helping developed and developing nation farmers detect disease sooner.
Mosquito borne diseases have been a hot topic for the past few years since the rapid spread of Chikungunya through our country followed by Zika, and the yellow fever outbreak in some countries. Humans have not been the only ones afflicted by these annoying pests, our dogs and cats have also been afflicted. Long before any of the other diseases made their presence felt on our shores, heartworm has been a nuisance for many of our pets.
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TRIBUTE TO A DOG
The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.
A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near to his master's side.
He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world . He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he was a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains.
When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey thru the heavens.
GEORGE VEST, 1870
Writer's Credit:Unless otherwise stated, all articles on this page are written by Dr. Paul Cadogan.
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