Dr. Garry Swanston
BSc. BVM EMBA MRCVS
Dr. Garry Swanston BSc. BVM EMBA MRCVS was born in St. Eustatius but grew up throughout the Caribbean.
Holding Honors degrees in both Agriculture (UWI) and Veterinary Medicine (UON Kenya), Dr. Swanston went on to complete the MRCVS fellowship from the RVCS in London and then the EMBA post graduate degree from the UWI.
His work experience spans over 30 years and has taken him from performing as an Agricultural Extension officer in Nevis (1975-1977) through to his current practice as owner-manager-director-practitioner of the St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic (2001-present), and is detailed here:
- 1975-1977 Ministry of Agriculture, Nevis - Extension Officer
- 1981-1983 Ministry of Agriculture, Nevis - Chief Veterinary Officer
- 1983-1997 Ministry of Agriculture, Montserrat - Chief Veterinary Officer, including:
- 2001-present Managing Director and Owner of St. Maarten Veterinary Clinic, St. Maarten Netherlands Antilles.
His practice includes an itinerant veterinary clinic on nearby St. Eustatius. Dr. Swanston is a committed and dedicated individual who is passionate about small and large animal veterinary practice, and has pursued several post-graduate courses that include Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and General Surgery. At the same time he works closely with various Governments and Animal Welfare Associations; and is the President of the St. Eustatius Animal Welfare Association.
With a very engaging manner Dr. Swanston enjoys teaching and educating both his clients and the general public on pet and animal care. For his own professional continual development he is an active member of the British Small Animal Veterinary association and the Caribbean Veterinary Association, and regularly attends the educational seminars that are organized by these professional bodies.
He is married with three daughters, has 10 canine buddies at home, and enjoys tennis, walking, dinning out and traveling
Dr. brian murray
Dr. Brian Murray, born and raised in Kingston Jamaica, graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2008. He got his introduction to animals early, on this family’s farm where he grow to appreciate farm animals and later in veterinary medicine by volunteering at various clinics.
After graduating he returned home to work as a research officer in the animal production unit of Bodles Research Station. He worked with national breeds the Jamaica Hope and Black. He then returned to Trinidad for 6 years to work in small animal practice as an associate. He joined the SXM Vet Clinic team in 2016 on the beautiful island of St. Maarten.
When not working he spends time caring for his adopted, beloved and always funny even when sleeping English Bulldog Sandy. He enjoys taking her swimming however whether she enjoys it is up for debate. He also loves swimming, scuba diving and working a barbecue grill.