02 February 2023
Susana Ramos has been appointed as Jersey’s new Chief Veterinary Officer, having previously been
Veterinary Lead for Scotland with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
Ms. Ramos worked as a government veterinarian in Scotland for over 14 years including
operational and leadership roles. She has worked in areas including disease response and
preparedness, trade and veterinary public health, as well as animal welfare.
She takes over from Alistair Breed, who stepped down from the position last summer. Deputy Chief
Vet, Dr Caroline Terburgh, has been carrying out the role in the interim.
Willie Peggie, Director of Natural Environment, said: “Susana has previously provided strategic
veterinary leadership to field teams and managers across Scotland and held responsibility for highlevel veterinary decisions, policy advising and implementation there.
“She has experience of a number of the issues that we’ve also been dealing with in Jersey, such as
the importation of Ukrainian pets, the response to bird flu outbreaks and post-Brexit border
“I’d like to thank Caroline Terburgh who, in recent months, has led our small veterinary team
through the challenges associated with bird flu and the high-profile death of over 100 dairy cows
at a local farm.”
Susana Ramos said: “I am delighted to take up this opportunity to live and work in Jersey. I look
forward to working with all Islanders in safeguarding animal health and welfare, and supporting the
farm and food industry here.”