Caribbean Veterinary Medical ASSOCIATION

2017 Conference: November 6-9, 2017 • Kingston, Jamaica

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 About the Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association (CbVMA)

The Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association is an Association of veterinarians primarily of the English speaking Caribbean countries stretching from Guyana on the South American mainland through the Caribbean archipelago around to Belize in Central America. As veterinary professionals of former British colonies, the first meetings were formal gatherings of government veterinarians. This finally evolved into a biennial meeting encompassing broad continuing education goals with an opportunity for all veterinarians of the region to share experiences, fellowship and fun. 

Past Conferences have been held in St. Maarten, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago Antigua, Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica and these have attracted colleagues from all over the world including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa, India and the United States, attracted no doubt by the offer of quality continuing education along with sun, sand and warm Caribbean hospitality. 

At the 2014 Conference in the Cayman Islands, it was decided that the Conference would become an annual event after 2016, to better serve the continuing professional development needs of the veterinary community as well as satisfy the interest of the growing cadre of international delegates. As such, following on the 2016 Conference held in Georgetown Guyana, the next conference is slated for November 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica.

As globalisation and internet technology make our world ever smaller and as the understanding of the absolute need for the One Health approach in tackling the challenges faced by all,  the realization that greater intra-regional and extra-regional cooperation is required in these times of global pandemics and epidemics makes it imperative that we foster every avenue of cooperation and dialogue. The CbVMA’s Conference provides such an opportunity and we cordially invite our colleagues from the entire Western Hemisphere and beyond to join us as we seek to build bridges of friendship and cooperation!




This event has traditionally brought together veterinarians from the Caribbean and beyond for a getaway packed with Continuing Education, exchange of ideas and experiences, fellowship and relaxation. The upcoming 2017 Conference, hosted by the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA), will take place under the theme “Moving Veterinary Medicine…Back to Basics and Beyond” and is expected to attract over one hundred participants from the Caribbean, the Americas and beyond.

Topics covered will include the traditional disciplines of companion animal and equine medicine and surgery, livestock, and poultry medicine as well as topics in exotics, aquatics, animal welfare, One Health, practice management, food security and public health. A special workshop about apiculture and alternative medicines is also being planned. 

AAVSB RACE Accreditation

This program, 585-31024, is approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE to offer a total of 30.50 CE Credits (18.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 15.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (13.00 max). This RACE approval is for the following subject matter categories:

  • Category One: Scientific
  • Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical
  • Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture.

This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program." 


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The bustling, historic capital of Jamaica, a sprawling metropolis set against the backdrop of picturesque, rolling hills with entertainment galore, lots to see and do, whether day or night. 

Take the Kingston City Tour, visit the Bob Marley Museum, Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records, savour Devon House Ice Cream, take a trip to Port Royal, home of the Buccaneers, or hop over to neighbouring St. Catherine to visit Fort Clarence Beach for sea, sun, fish and festival.

Enjoy a variety of cuisine extraordinaire and experience the night life in the heart of Jamaican culture.

Prepare for the unforgettable...




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Please note: Hotel and transportation (to and from airport) are not included in the registration fee.




CbVMA has negotiated discounted rates for conference attendees at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The discount expires on the specified cut-off date. However, rooms may be booked out before hand so we recommend that you book your accommodations early. Click the button below to print the booking form.

Alternate hotels within 5 minutes walking distance:

Courtyard MarriottCourtleigh Hotel • Spanish Court Hotel

Alternate hotels within 10 minute driving distance:

Altamont Court HotelHotel Four SeasonsTerra Nova Hotel


Transportation can be arranged at the JUTA or JCAL desk outside the Customs Hall at the airport.



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General conference contact:

Scientific Programme: sci-pgm-

JVMA Secretary:


(876) 446 0697

Mailing address:

Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association • PO Box 1770 • Kingston 8 • Jamaica