Capitol Vet is Most Outstanding Veterinarian

11 The Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) has recognized Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy as an Outstanding Veterinarian in Rural and Extension Service.

The annual award was conferred to Vincoy on the occasion of the 81st PVMA Scientific Conference and Annual Convention held at Legend Hotel Palawan in Puerto Princesa City last February 19. The award is given to Filipino veterinarians in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of rural and extension service.

It is awarded to a registered veterinarian and a PVMA member of good standing who has initiated programs and activities to livestock and poultry and has actively engaged in extension programs and community development.

“I would like to share this award to all PVO staff that have been with me in the delivery of veterinary services and implementation of different livestock programs for the past years. Their support and dedication sustains me.”

Dr. Vincoy said this is the biggest award that she has received so far.

As a Capitol department head, one of her accomplishments was the national declaration of Camotes and Malapascua islands as Rabies-Free zones by the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture. Other PVO accomplishments under her leadership include animal breeding and dispersal program, forage and pasture development, and10 the expansion of artificial insemination (AI) program in the province, a program started with the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Last September, she also won the Best Poster award during the Environmental Animal Health Management Initiative Conference in Makati City sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The poster revolved on the theme “Use of Environmental Animal Health Management Strategies in Decision-Making’.

Dr. Vincoy was a PVMA national officer from 2011- 2013 and currently the president of PVMA Central Visayas Chapter.

Previously, she was also an officer of two PVMA affiliates, the Provincial, City and Municipal Veterinarians League of the Philippines and the Association of Farm Animal Practitioners in the Philippines, serving as auditor and associate secretary, respectively.
She started working at the Capitol in 2004, been an officer in-charge of PVO in 2006 and in 2009 promoted as a full-fledged department head and a Provincial Veterinarian.
Before joining the Capitol, Vincoy worked in a veterinary clinic in Iloilo City. In 2003, she became a faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine in Southwestern University teaching entomology, protozoology, helminthology, animal production and poultry, swine, ruminant and equine medicine. Xerxes Alkuino