2019 – 2020 Sub-Committees

The TTVA consists of several Committees & Sub-Committees all delegated with various responsibilities. The formation of these separate entities ensures that individual areas of interest receive thorough and thoughtful attention.

TTVA Sub-Committees

Terms of reference

Not limited to:

  1. Identifying areas pertaining to the veterinary profession that are in need of legislative reform as regards animal welfare and conservation of wildlife in all forms
    • This information is forwarded through the President, to the Law Review Chairman for action
  2. Liaising and consulting with the animal welfare, wildlife conservation, environmental groups and organisations, bona-fide breeding associations or societies, kennel clubs and all other persons who are involved in animal welfare, conservation and the environment
  3. Liaise and consult with Government ministers and other public officials on matters regarding animal welfare, the environment, wildlife and public health, from a veterinary standpoint
  4. Identify and study problems associated with production, processing and distribution of foods of animal origin, including wildlife for food, as they related to assurance of an adequate supply of such food that is clean, sound, wholesome and free from adulteration
  5. Recommend and encourage programmes that will ensure participation by veterinary surgeons in protecting consumer interest and will contribute to a continued market for livestock and livestock products
  6. Distribute and collect information regarding zoonoses and exotic disease
  7. Encourage greater participation by veterinary surgeons in the fields of public health, conservation medicine and preventative medicine, with special emphasis on agriculture
  8. Recommend and support programmes designed to prevent, control and eradicate animal diseases, with the participation of veterinary surgeons
  9. Recommend and encourage programmes specifically designed to ensure welfare of all classes of Equidae

Members

Nicholas Mackenzie (Chair)
Renee Babwah
Emily Cappon
Maurice Mandela-Frank
Kalidia Millette
Chantal Perryman
Nadin Thompson
Alexa Burrows

Terms of reference

Not limited to:

  1. Serving as the preliminary investigative and recommending body with the obligation of looking into all complaints and situations that might involve disciplinary action being taken against a regular member
  2. Ensuring the maintenance of proper levels of professional conduct
  3. Providing guidance regarding the ethical implications of any scheme or course of action which may be under consideration
  4. Formulating and recommending ethical guidelines and rulings as to professional conduct. These should be contemporary and appropriate to the local situation.
    • Guidelines should also be revised periodically and kept under constant scrutiny in the intervening periods
  5. Conducting and assisting in arbitration, mediation and other such proceedings between members and between members and non-members

Members

Stacey Ragoobar (CHAIR)
Paul Crooks
Marc A. Driscoll
Nicholas Mackenzie
Michelle Mellowes
Michael Morris
Anjan Nanan
Laurel Shand
Jevan Sieusankar
Allana Singh

Terms of reference

Not limited to:

  1. Making comments on the financial viability of projects
  2. Organising planning and initiating fund raising events
  3. Exploring the possibilities and making recommendations to the Executive Committee about commercial opportunities in the form of sponsorship, endorsement, merchandising and licensing arrangements
  4. Participating in charitable activities

Members

Renee Lezama-Driscoll (CHAIR)
Ayesha Alexander
Tennille Auguste
Johanna Coutou
Leah Pouchet
Sabrina Thomas
Scott Yorke

Terms of reference

Not limited to:

  1. Organising conventions, seminars, conferences, lectures and meetings in accordance with the directions of the Executive Committee
  2. Developing producing and or publishing reports, journals, books, position papers, surveys and circulars for members and non-members
  3. Using their best endeavours to stimulate further education in veterinary science and medicine
  4. Arousing and maintaining goodwill and public interest in the activities of the Association

Members

Shirelle Sammy (CHAIR)
Alissa Bally
Steffi Galt
Annmarie Hosein
Danielle John-Jack
Samara Seepaul
Maurice Mandela-Frank
Arielle Marine
Chantal Perryman
Junaki Dowridge (IT)
Lisa Maharaj (IT)
Nicole Straker (IT)
Scott Yorke (IT)

Terms of reference

Not limited to:

  1. Identifying areas pertaining to the veterinary profession that are in need of legislative reform
  2. Taking steps towards expediting the incorporation of the Association by Act of Parliament
    • This cause shall cease to be relevant once this goal has been achieved
  3. Liaising and consulting with the Law Commission, Government Ministers, and all other persons who can assist in expediting appropriate law reform
  4. Lobbying the Government and other bodies interested in laws pertaining to veterinary medicine, practice and science, welfare, wildlife, and the environment
  5. Review and recommend changes that may be required to the Association’s own Constitution, laws, rules and regulations

Members

Johanna Coutou / Nicole Straker (CHAIR to be determined)
Paul Crooks
Annmarie Hosein
Michelle Mellowes
Michel O’Brien
Anil Persad
Wade Seukeran
Allana Singh

Tobago Affairs Members

Kalidia Millette (CHAIR)
Paul Crooks
Danielle John-Jack
Nicole Straker

CbVMA Conference Committee

Marc Driscoll (CHAIR)
Nicholas Mackenzie (CO-CHAIR)
Ayesha Alexander
Tennille Auguste
Johanna Coutou
Paul Crooks
Renee Lezama-Driscoll
Leah Pouchet
Patricia Pow-Brown
Stacey Ragoobar
Sabrina Thomas
Scott Yorke