Meet Our Team
Practice Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Robert Allen grew up in the mountains of Mandeville Jamaica where the love for animals began at a tender age. On completing his primary and secondary education he attended the College of Agriculture in Jamaica, obtaining an associate degree, he transferred to Tuskegee University in Alabama.
He was accepted into Veterinary school 2 years early before finishing his bachelor’s degree. During his studies at Tuskegee University he worked in the department of large animal medicine and surgery. He was awarded the ALCAN Jamaican limited scholarship in veterinarian medicine.
On completion of his veterinarian degree he was offered one of the coveted internship position which he accepted and received the Jodi Blackwell award for excellence in medicine and surgery. As a young veterinarian in the Bahamas he gave back to the community by doing pro bono work for the wild horses of Abaco and was involved in many spay and neuter programs.
Dr. Allen spent the last 10 years as an associate veterinarian in practices in both New York and Florida where he fine tuned his surgical skills. It has always been his dream to operate a veterinary hospital to catering to all the needs of all species of animals.
He strongly believes that education is the best way to create a healthy animal population. Where a healthy pet is a happy pet.
Dr. Jeremiah Garcia graduated from a high school embedded in the valley of Maracas, surrounded by both farm and wild animals. He then pursued and completed his education at the University of the West Indies, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
Dr. Garcia enjoys small and large animal medicine and surgery and takes every opportunity presented to treat wildlife. He is currently a full-time veterinarian in New Providence, Bahamas where he lives, but also does charity work in the surrounding family of islands.
In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors with his dogs and spending time with his friends. Jeremiah has been at the hospital since March 2015.
Enjoys all the unique people he meets and works with at the hospital.
Dr. Babwah is originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She pursued her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies., where she graduated in 2014. She currently resides in New Providence, Bahamas after the wonderful opportunity to practice at Happy Pets Animal Hospital presented itself.
She enjoys interacting with various animal species and seeing their personalities come to life. She always had that compassion for animal life from a very tender age. She feels grateful that she had the privilege to pursue veterinary medicine so that she can help those animals that require care. There is a sense of fulfillment in interacting with and treating the patients that she encounters.
Dr. Babwah likes educating (clients) people about veterinary medicine. She has an interest in teaching veterinary medicine to veterinary students as well and this was definitely confirmed while she was a Teaching Assistant in the Anatomy Unit at the School of Veterinary Medicine, UWI from 2020-2021.
She is an only child with two fur babies: Papi & Jellybean, who mean the world to her. She loves reading, watching movies, listening to music & spending quality time with friends and family. However, she won’t pass on the opportunity to go hiking or appreciate the outdoors.
“Be kind always…”
Tamica has been the Practice Manager at Happy Pets Animal Hospital since March of 2013.
Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Tamica grew up with cats and dogs and has always had a love and passion for animals. When she turned 13, she began volunteering at one of the local vet hospitals and continued her journey in the field since then. She also worked at Disney Castaway Cay as a stingray facilitator. She loves being able to give back to the community, whether that be through assisting and organizing spay & neuter clinics and health fairs, or any other way she can give back that ensures health and safety for pets and people in the community.
She believes that all pets are like babies in that they are innocent and deserve to be properly cared for. Her favorite thing about being able to work with them is that they display the most genuine happiness, loyalty, and compassion not just towards their owners, but also to most people they interact with. She finds that happiness to be therapeutic, even on the most difficult and hectic days.
Tamica knew she was in the right place when she found herself waking up every morning feeling happy and excited to help save lives. When it comes to animals, she’s never given up the fight to ensure their overall health and well-being were always a priority. While at times she was faced with difficult challenges, she always gives it 100%, even in situations that she could not control.
Outside of work, Tamica has two fur babies Zeus a Belgian/German Shepherd and Alexa a local Bahamian potcake. Outside of her career, she enjoys music, traveling, exploring new restaurants, poetry and art.
Administrative Assistant & Senior Veterinarian Technician
Dana has been with Happy Pets Animal Hospital since January 2014.
Dana was born and raised in the Bahamas. She graduated from Temple Christian Highschool in June 2005, and completed her accounting courses 103 at The College of the Bahamas in 2011. A year later she also earned her AMT Phlebotomy certification. In august of 2015, Dana received her Veterinary Assistant diploma from Penn Foster and she is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program.
She’s always had a great love of animals since she was young. When she graduated high school, her first job was working at a local veterinary clinic as a veterinary assistant. She had never worked with animals on a professional level before then, but everything came to her naturally. She can’t imagine doing anything else in life besides helping animals. Being able to help animals and nurture them back to health is a job that she doesn’t consider as work but as a gift. Dana knew that this was the right profession for her since the day she rescued a dog in her neighborhood when she was about eight years old. She has been running a makeshift shelter operation since then.
At her core, Dana is an animal lover through and through- so her animals are her family. Her two-legged family is comprised of her dad, her mum, and her older sister, who made her an aunt to the most precious gifts, which are her niece and nephew.
Dana enjoys cozy Sunday afternoons spent with her favorite guy; her hubby, watching Netflix and enjoying each other’s company.
Her four-legged kids comprise of her cat Lily, and her three overly spoiled dogs Diva, Tucker and Princess.
Jamesly Pierre has been with the Happy Pets team since July 2017. His love for animals blossomed from an early age. He would find himself taking in and also taking care of stray and defenseless animals throughout his adolescent years. His profound desire in animals led him towards gaining vast amounts of knowledge in the veterinary field. Jamesly began volunteering at hospitals and shelters such as, “The central animal hospital” mentored by Dr. Basil Sands as well as, “The Bahamas Humane Society”.
Mr. Pierre enjoys the fast paced environment, the variety of life changing tasks encountered throughout a typical work day, and the constant opportunities presented daily to enhance his knowledge about animal care. As a result of many conversations with him he is a firm believer in the fact that there is nothing more satisfying than the satisfaction of a happy pet and their owner. Jamesly is the proud owner of a wonderful dog who has taught him so much about love but most importantly that Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human”.
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