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Jamaica Veterinary Board (JVB)


The Jamaica Veterinary Board has the responsibility for administering The Veterinary Act which governs the registration of Veterinary Surgeons; enrollment of Animal Health Assistants and disciplinary proceedings involving unprofessional conduct by veterinary professionals.

The Board’s mandate is focused primarily on the protection of the public and animals through the provision of veterinary services by persons who are duly qualified and registered professionals.  Its functions include:-

  • Registration of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Enrollment of Animal Health Assistants
  • Regulation of the  training of persons for enrolment as Animal Health Assistants
  • Ensuring the maintenance of acceptable standards of professional conduct by veterinary professionals
  • Maintaining the Register of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Maintaining a Roll of Animal Health Assistants
  • Enforcement measures occasioned by non-compliance.
  • Establishment of standards for the practice of veterinary medicine.
  • Independent communication with the public on regulatory requirements and decisions

Chairman                                                                                                                     Registrar


Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett CD, JP                                                                                                                     Dr. Sophia A. Ramlal, JP                                                                                                                     



Dr. Clover Mattocks                                            Dr. Michael Motta CD                                                              Dr. Nigel Elliott    


Application Forms and Information
National Examination for the Registration of Veterinary Surgeons (NERV)
Continuing Education
You may contact the Continuing Education and Examination Committee at See relevant information and forms below.

( L-R): Dr. Michael Motta CD, Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett CD, JP (Chairman), Dr. Nigel Elliott, Dr. Sophia Ramlal JP (Registrar) and Dr. Clover Mattocks.

193 Old Hope Road
c/o Veterinary Services Division
Kingston 6



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4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904

Opening hours: 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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