Background of TTVA

The Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Association (TTVA) was formed in 1934 and was registered as a not-for-profit organization in 2013. The TTVA is a member of the Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association (CbVMA), the regional association, for veterinarians which includes countries such as Jamaica and Barbados. The biennial CbVMA conference is hosted in countries to which its members belong.

The TTVA also works closely with the Commonwealth Veterinary Association. The Secretary of the TTVA is appointed Commonwealth Veterinary Association Councillor for Trinidad and Tobago.

All Veterinary Surgeons in Trinidad and Tobago are invited to join the Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Association in its efforts to improve the status of our profession locally. Volunteers are always needed for our subcommittees and councils.

Our Mission

Our Mission

To advance the science, art & practice of veterinary medicine including relationships to agriculture, public health, conservation, the environment & the biological sciences.


We believe in fostering sustainable partnerships for the advancement of the health & welfare of animals through collaboration with veterinary peers.


We defend the interest of the health & welfare of animals. We work to promote & develop Veterinary Medicine by creating a unified standard of care.

Our Structure

Regular (voting) members are veterinary surgeons, as defined by the Veterinary Surgeon’s Registration Act of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Chapter 67:04), who are in good standing. The Executive Committee manages the affairs of the TTVA.

Members are also elected to subcommittees and councils. Members are invited to attend Quarterly meetings and an Annual General Meeting. Public Education events are open to the general public and are advertised in the media.