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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


Niquet Goldson

DVM

Niquet is a young vet from Jamaica. She studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad graduating in 2010. After Graduation she returned home to Jamaica in where she has practiced in several veterinary clinics including, Pet Haven Veterinary Office and Jamaica Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Before moving to St.Maarten in 2014 she taught Veterinary Science in the Faulty of Agriculture at the College of Agriculture Science and Education in Jamaica.

She is the youngest of four children and enjoys music , so much so that she has toured Europe, the Caribbean and South America with various Reggae Bands. She also enjoys the beach and hanging out with friends and down time with her main bitch Enchilada..

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