DR. CURTIS PADILLA
Dr. Padilla is a past President of the Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Association and is the Commonwealth Veterinary Association’s Regional representative for the Canada Caribbean Region.
Dr Padilla oversaw the organization and implementation of the 27th Biennial CbVMA Conference in Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1991 he earned a BSc from the University of the West Indies and his DVM from the same university in 1998. Dr Padilla’s love for animals is evident in the long hours spent at his private practice where small animals form the bulk of his patients.
Dr Padilla's vision is of a strong vibrant Caribbean Veterinary fraternity, which is capable of responding to the changing demands in the region.
DR. PAUL CROOKS
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Dr,. Crooks graduated from the University of the West Indies School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2009 and has been practising in Tobago.
He has been employed as a Veterinary Officer with the Tobago House of Assembly- Division of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment since December 2009 and also runs a clinic at the Trinidad and Tobago Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TTSPCA) - Tobago Branch.
He is presently chairperson of the TTSPCA – Tobago Shelter. During his short career he has managed to gain the respect of his more experienced colleagues as well as his loyal customers.
In the future Dr. Crooks hopes to promote increased cooperation between the Medical and Veterinary fraternities through the “One Health” ideology.
DR. SARAH WILKINSON-EYTLE
Dr Wilkinson-Eytle is the owner and Senior veterinarian of Phoenix VetCare, a small animal practice with two branches in Kingston and Mandeville Jamaica.
Dr Eytle graduated from the University of Guelph, Canada from where she obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences and a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College.
She first returned to her native Guyana in 1984 where she worked as the sole veterinarian for Region 10 and Manager of the Surapana Agricultural and Allied Services Ltd.
She relocated to Jamaica in 1992 working first at the JSPCA then joining the then Phoenix Veterinary Clinic.
She has served in many capacities on the Executive of the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) most importantly as the longest serving Secretary and then President for 3 years. She also served as a member of the Jamaica Veterinary Board. She is passionate about supporting and developing the veterinary industry and profession in Jamaica and the Caribbean. She was the President of the Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association when the biennial conference was held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in 2010.
Married to Raymond Eytle, they have 2 Children: Kaiel and Tamaisha.
DR. NICHOLAS WALDRON
Dr. Nicholas Waldron is a Guyanese livestock expert with almost thirty years of experience in Livestock Production and Animal Health. He is a practicing veterinarian and currently runs a Veterinary Clinic and Consultancy in Georgetown, Guyana.
He has fifteen years experience working in senior positions in the public sector both at home and in the Caribbean and has developed and implemented programmes for subsistence and small-scale livestock farmers in these territories. Over the years Dr. Waldron has accumulated a wealth of experience in the local beef, dairy, small ruminant and broiler production industries.
Dr. Waldron specializes in Livestock Health and Production Systems for the hot, humid tropics and has written and provided hands on technical support for large scale start up beef, and small ruminant projects in the Abary, intermediate and Rupununi savannahs as well as to integrated broiler production systems.
Nicholas is a Climate Change Mitigation Enthusiast with a passion for urban food production and micro and alternative livestock species.