Office of the Provincial Veterinarian


To attain prosperity in livestock and poultry industries, stability in supply and quality of products to sustain global competitiveness and market value.


The Office of the Provincial Veterinarians paramount objective is to formulate policies, plans and programs, disseminate information technology, monitor, evaluate livestock/poultry projects as well as to provide technical assistance and adequate support services to accelerate the development of the livestock and poultry industries.

Duties and Functions
  • Develop plans and strategies on veterinary-related activities and implement them upon approval thereof by the governor;
  • Advise the governor on all matters pertaining to the slaughter of animals for human consumption and the regulation of slaughterhouses;
  • Regulate the keeping of domestic animals;
  • Regulate and inspect poultry, milk and dairy products for public consumption;
  • Enforce all laws and regulations for the prevention of cruelty to animals;
  • Take necessary measures to eradicate, prevent, or cure all forms of animal diseases;
  • Be in the frontline of veterinary related activities, such as in situations resulting in the depletion of animals for work and human consumption, particularly those arising from the after-math of man-made and natural calamities and disasters.
  • Promote animal health and welfare.
  • Adopt measures that would prevent entry of exotic communicable animal disease.
  • Prevent, control contamination and eradication of communicable animal diseases.
  • Institute quarantine inspection system to inter-provincial movement of animals.
  • Establish workable disease investigation, surveillance reporting and appraisal on animal disease intelligence network.
  • Carry regulatory function through registration, inspection and monitoring of local as well as imported veterinary biologicals, poultry feed supplies and animal and meat products handlers.
  • Collect, monitor, analyze and disseminate information on livestock, poultry, eggs, animal products and by-products campaign for the establishment of livestock auction market and slaughterhouse.
  • Supervision and inspection of all existing slaughterhouse and dressing plants in the province. Assist in the establishment and accreditation of slaughterhouses.
  • Campaign for the establishment of Tubular Poly-ethylene Digester (TPED) a low-cost Biogas system adopted by livestock raisers.
  • Extend services for technical assistance in the organization of livestock and poultry farmer cooperative. Sources of funding assistance will also be adopted.
  • Establish operation and maintenance of government Breeding Station and Artificial Breeding Center for the farmers and livestock raisers and serve as a venue for the development of superior genetic stocks.
  • Production and collection of semen for use in livestock and poultry.
  • Develop and establish improved pasture.
  • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of program in livestock and poultry production.

Dr. May M. Magno, DVM
Provincial Veterinarian
Provincial Capitol Compound
Trece Martires City
Tel. No. (+63 46) 419-2008