Noah’s Ark Veterinary Centre Kingston Jamaica
Noah’s Ark Veterinary Centre is a full service veterinary centre with over 28 years health care experience. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to companion animals in Jamaica. The practice opened its doors in December of 2002. We are located at 72A Hope Road, a short distance above the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.
Our services include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, digital radiology (x-rays), in-house lab tests, endoscopy, grooming and boarding. We also have a pet supply store where we stock a wide variety of toys,grooming products, pet foods etc.
At Noah’s Ark our clients’ pets come first. We believe understanding our clients and listening to their needs ensures we deliver excellent customer-focused services. We recognize exceptional animal health care is built on a dedicated, knowledgeable and caring team. To accomplish this we constantly invest in continuing education for our veterinarians, technicians and front office personnel.
“To build a community dedicated to healing animals and strengthening their bond with us. Welcome to our family.”
Over 28 Years of Quality Pet Care
Dr. John Josephs
Dr Josephs had a keen interest in the natural world and animals in particular from an early age. His first veterinary mentor was Dr Bob Nicol who was
employed to the JSPCA during the 1970s-80s. As a young teenager during school breaks he worked with Dr Nicol observing first-hand many of the challenging cases veterinarians faced day-to-day.
From 1981 to 1988 he attended Tuskegee University in the United States. He began in the Animal Sciences program and was later accepted into the School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation he returned to Jamaica and worked as the Veterinary Officer for the parish of St Mary. During the evenings he worked as a relief veterinarian at Phoenix Veterinary Clinic in Kingston.
In 1990, he joined Phoenix Veterinary Clinic full time. For the next fifteen years he helped build this practice, as a key member of the management team. He also carried much of the surgical load. In 2002 an opportunity arose to start his own practice, and Noah’s Ark Veterinary Centre became a reality later that same year. Dr Josephs has spent the past ten years building a team of professionals whose primary focus is to find ways to improve patient care and the client experience.
Dr Josephs holds Veterinary licensure in Jamaica and the U.S.A. He believes that continuing education is a fundamental tenet of responsible practice. To this end he regularly attends seminars both locally and abroad.
John is the middle child of four siblings Richard, David, Paul and Suzanne. In 2006 he is married Janine who plays an important role as Marketing Director. They have two Yorkshire Terriers, “Taz” and “Angelita”.
Simone started her journey in the veterinary field in 1990 when she was employed as a receptionist at Phoenix Veterinary Clinic in Kingston.
It was not hard for her to adapt to this environment as she grew up with a wide variety of animals. Through her hard work and dedication she was ultimately promoted to Senior Receptionist.
In December 2002, she was asked to join the Noah’s Ark family as a Receptionist and Inventory Manager. In September 2003 she was promoted to the position of Practice Manager. This is a critical role which relieves our doctors of many management responsibilities, allowing them to focus on patient care.
Simone has attended management courses both locally and overseas and is currently the longest serving member of staff. When she is not at Noah’s Ark, she can be found working out at the gym or taking care of her family which includes four dogs and a cat.
Roxanne joined our team in May 2010 as an Administrative Assistant, with over seven years experience in customer service.
Shortly thereafter, she was given the additional responsibility of Inventory Manager.
Every client interaction begins with a smile as she anticipates a frantic wag or friendly meow from our patients. Roxanne loves touching their paws and bellies as playing with animals awakens her ‘inner child.’ In her spare time, Roxanne spends hours frolicking with her Shih Tzu mix puppy named Pebbles. She also maintains Noah’s Ark Facebook page, conversing with our tech savvy online community.
Roxanne is currently a student at the University College of the Caribbean and our clients can only benefit from her steadily growing knowledge of marketing and customer relationship management.
Roxanne has a truly vibrant personality and genuine love for her role at Noah’s Ark.
Dawn began working with animals in 1988
at Phoenix Veterinary.
Clinic where she was employed as a Hospital Supervisor/Veterinary Technician.She started her grooming career in 1990, and in 1991 she established The Pet Palace, a popular grooming salon that operated on the grounds of the JSPCA. In 2005 she joined the Noah’s Ark Team where her husband Steve was already a groomer.
Marlon (Steve) Davis
Steve, as he is affectionately called, started his veterinary
career in 1975
when he worked at the JSPCA as a veterinary technician. His love for animals led him to various animal clinics and a security company where he worked as the Canine Department Manager.In 1994, he joined his wife Dawn at the Pet Palace working as a groomer. Nine years later, in 2003 he became a part of the Noah’s Ark Team. Dawn and Steve have three children Rhonda, Marlon, and Steven.
(Extreme left – Akin, Krishena, Clifford, Arlene, Steve,
Extreme right – Christopher)
Akin – “The best things in life are furry.”
Krishena – “I like working with animals because they don’t judge you or argue with you. There is a feeling of satisfaction if you manage to protect, care for or save an animal’s life.”
Clifford – “When animals are hurt, sometimes they cannot help themselves to get better. So I help them in those instances.”
Arlene – “Their eyes are mirrors to their soul; they express their gratitude in a manner that warms the heart.”
Steve – “Animals are like angels sent to teach us how to love. They don’t get angry or play silly games, and they are always there for us. These are the reasons I like working with and helping animals.”
Christopher – “The ability to be empathic towards animals is a great feeling as most if not all, have different personalities. Fortunately, I get to work around them every day. Animals have no voice and being a veterinary technician enables me to be their personal caregiver, advocate, and voice.”