Jerika Brooks

Jerika Brooks

Shelter Medicine Intern

Business Phone: (613) 331-5180
Business Email:

About Jerika Brooks

Dr. Jerika Brooks is a Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program intern at the University of Florida. She grew up in a small town in rural New Brunswick, Canada and relocated to the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada for veterinary school in 2016. In 2017, she joined the school’s Feral Cat Project where she went on to organize the first SGU Feline Speuter, a day-long event of altering cats from low-income families. In 2018, she implemented the SGU Feline Safe-Handling Series, which provides veterinary students with supplemental education and hands-on feline experience. She completed her clinical rotations at the University of Georgia and was awarded her DVM from St. George’s University in April 2020.


Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional
2020 · Fear Free Pets
CAETA Certified Professional
2020 · Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy
Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response IS-00200.C
2020 · FEMA
Mr. Modica Award
2018 · Feral Cat Project, St. George’s University
Introduction to the National Incident Management System IS-00700.A
2018 · FEMA
Introduction to the Incident Command System IS-00100.C
2018 · FEMA

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Animal welfare
  • Humane community cat management
  • Shelter medicine
  • Veterinary Forensics


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2020 · St. George’s University
Bachelor of Science Honours
2014 · Queen’s University

Contact Details

(613) 331-5180