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Provincial Veterinary Office

Background:

The Office of the Provincial Veterinary Services (OPVS) was established on March 16, 1995 by virtue of RA 7460 or the Local Government Code of 1991 of which the function was devolved to the Local Government Units from the defunct   Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture.  The Office has its mission to make livestock farmers profitable through the implementation of the livestock & poultry programs designed to accelerate the animal industry.  Article 19 Section 17 (3) of RA 9160, mandate this OPVS to provide basic services and provide adequate facilities such as the prevention and control of animal pests and diseases, established and maintenance of dairy farm, livestock market, animal breeding station and Artificial Insemination Centers, Assistance in the organization of livestock farmers association/cooperative and transfer of appropriate technology.  These mandate were translated into Programs, Projects and Activities as stated below.

 

Mission

 To make the animal industry productive and profitable under sustainable environment through provision of basic services and facilities and implementation of sound policies, programs, projects and activities designed to increase animal production and promote animal and public health and welfare.

 

Vision    

As the lead agency in the development  of animal industry in the province the Provincial Veterinary Office is envisioned to make the industry vibrant and competitive people enjoying lasting peace and food security by the year 2020 and onwards.

 

Mandates

The Provincial Veterinary Services Office is a mandatory office under R.A. 7160 otherwise known as the local Government Code of 1991, tasked to perform the following:

  1. Formulate measures for consideration of the Sanggunian, and provide technical assistance and support to the governor or mayors, as the case maybe, in carrying out measures to ensure the delivery of basic services and provision of adequate facilities pursuant to section 17(3) of this code:
  • Prevention and control of animal pests and diseases;
  • Establishment and maintenance of dairy farms, livestock market, animal breeding station and artificial insemination center;
  • Assistance in the organization of livestock farmers cooperative in particular; and
  • Transfer of appropriate livestock technology.
  1. Develop plans and str Develop plans and strategies on veterinary-related activities  and implement them upon  approval thereof  by the governor or mayors, as the case may be;
  2. Advise the governor or mayors , as the case maybe , on all matters pertaining to slaughter of animals for human consumption and the regulation of slaughterhouses;
  3. Regulate the keeping of domestic animals;
  4. Develop plans and strategies on veterinary-related activities and implement them upon  approval thereof  by the governor or mayors, as the case may be;
  5. Advise the governor or mayors , as the case maybe , on all matters pertaining to slaughter of animals for human consumption and the regulation of slaughterhouses;
  6. Regulate the keeping of domestic animals;
  7. Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the governor or mayors , as the case maybe, on all matters relative to the veterinary services which will increase the number and improve the quality of livestock , poultry, and other domestic animals used for work and human consumption; and
  8. Exercise such other powers and performs such other duties and functions as maybe prescribed by laws and ordinances.

 

These mandated functions were translated into several programs/ projects/activities, viz;

I. Livestock Production Programs– this includes the production, acquisition, distribution and marketing of improved breeds of animals.

1.1 Establishment, Operation and Maintenance of the three (3) breeding stations ( viga breeding station, virac breeding station, pandan breeding station and maui carabao stock farm). These are the facilities for the production of quality animals thereby making them available to the public to be raised for meat, milk, draft and breeding purposes.

1.2 Animal Breeding Services– improvement of genetic potential of animal through artificial insemination and natural breeding. This will  be carried out effectively through the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Provincial Artificial Insemination Center (PAIC) where semen are produced, processed and kept or stored for use;

1.3 Modified Animal Dispersal Program- conduct dispersal of livestock and poultry of which the borrower shall pay in kind or offspring produced for distribution to the next in line beneficiaries;

1.4 Forage and pasture development– there’s a need to improve the forage and pasture by planting of forage crops & legumes for use as animal feeds.

 

II. Animal Health Management Programs- promotion of animal health and welfare in conjunction with public health. Activities are vaccination, consultation and treatment. Priority diseases are:

  • Rabies
  • Avian influenza
  • Foot and mouth disease
  • Hog cholera
  • Hemorrhagic Septicemia
  • Avian pest(NCD)
  • Fasciolosis or liver fluke infection
  • Swine flu
  • PRRS
  • etc.

 

III.Animal Regulatory Programs

  1. Animal Quarantine Services
  • Adoption of measures that would present entry of   animal pests and diseases.
  • Coordination, enforcement, coordination of quarantines rules and regulations.
  • Regulate, monitor the shipment of animals to and from the province.
  1. Meat inspection services and regulation of slaughterhouses
  •  Coordination, enforcement, implementation of NMIC rules and regulations to  include regulation of slaughterhouses.
  1. Veterinary drugs and Biologics control services
  • Inspect establishment dealing with the distribution, sales and utilization of   veterinary drug and biologics.
  • Conduct preliminary investigation of reported malpractices and fraudulent sales of   unlabeled , useless, impotent, adulterated, and substituted products.
  • Licensing/ registration of feeds manufacturers, dealers, and retailers.
  1. Feed Quality Control Services/ Licensing
  •  Examination of feed ingredients, mixing procedures, tags, and labels for adherence to rules and regulations.
  •  Undertake feed sampling for laboratory analysis.
  •  Conduct preliminary investigation of reported malpractices and fraudulent sales of unlabeled , useless, impotent, adulterated, and substituted products.
  •  Licensing / registration of feed manufacturers, dealers, and retailers.

 

PROGRAMS/ PROJECTS / ACTIVITIES ( FRONTLINE SERVICES )

I  –  Animal Production Programs

1.1. Artificial Insemination Services

1.2  Operation & Maintenance of Animal Breeding Centers

1.3  Animal Waste Management Services – Construction of Biogas

1.4 Technology Transfer/ Capability Enhancement of AEWs on Livestock & Poultry

 

II – Animal Health Programs

  1. Vaccination
  2. Diagnosis & Treatment
  3. Deworming
  4. Surgery/ Neutering
  5. Disease Monitoring & Surveillance

 

III – Animal Regulatory Programs/ Projects & Activities

  1. Animal Quarantine Services
  2. Meat Inspection Services
  3. Livestock Handlers Regulation
  4. Licensing of Livestock Establishment
  5. Feeds and Biologics Regulation
  6. Animal Welfare Regulation
  • Artificial Insemination Services
  • Operation & Maintenance of Animal Breeding Centers
  • Animal Waste Management Services – Construction of Biogas
  • Technology Transfer/ Capability Enhancement of AEWs on Livestock & Poultry
  • Vaccination
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Deworming
  • Surgery/ Neutering
  • Disease Monitoring & Surveillance
  • Animal Quarantine Services
  • Meat Inspection Services
  • Livestock Handlers Regulation
  • Licensing of Livestock Establishment
  • Feeds and Biologics Regulation
  • Animal Welfare Regulation
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Last Updated:
2018-10-02
Provided By Provincial Veterinary Office

Provincial Budgeting & Management Office

Joseph C. Cua
Governor

Jane C. Rubio

Provincial Veterinarian

Administrative Support Section


Carmelo L. Toyado

Admin. Officer-Designate

Visitacion T. Tabor
Supply Officer-Designate

Livestock & Poultry Production Division

Jesus B. Tapel – Coordinator

Agriculturist II

Cesar S. Olonan – FW I
Viga Breeding Station

Remus. R. Vargas
Carmelo L. Toyado
Carmelo L. Toyado
A.I. Services

Ma. Liza G. Santelices
Philip Michaela A. Molina
IT

Animal Dispersal

Forage & Pasture Development

Animal Waste Management

Animal Health Division

Visitacion T. Tabor – Coordinator
Agriculturist I

Vaccination

Diagnosis/Treatment

Deworming

Disease Monitoring & Surveillance

Animal Regulatory Division

Carmelo L. Toyado – Coordinator
Agriculturist Technologist 

Remus R. Vargas – FW I
Quarantine Services 

Joenel N. Panti – FW I
Meat Inspection Services 

Feed Quality Control & Licensing

VDAP Regulation & Licensing

Livestock Handlers Regulation

Accreditation ofLivestock Facilities

Animal Welfare

MUNICIPAL AGRICULTURISTS

LIVESTOCK TECHNICIANS

 

Provincial Veterinary Office

  • Headed by:
  • Jane C. Rubio
  • Provincial Veterinarian

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