More Veterinarians Needed Outside Java

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Officials of FKH UNAIR with newly-conferred veterinarians in Garuda Mukti Hall (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – The head of Indonesian Veterinarian Association (PDHI) Regional East Java I, Prof. Dr. Suwarno, drh., M.Si. who was present in the conferment and the oath-taking of new veterinarians on March 31, said that the graduates will contribute for Indonesian veterinary field but Indonesia still needs more of them especially in the regions outside Java.

“Day by day, there are more animals farmed, the diseases caused by animals are also increasing and Indonesia still needs more veterinarians. It would be great if you all can serve in other regions from Java,” he said.

The head of PDHI who is also Vice Dean III FKH UNAIR also added that in the era of ASEAN Economic Community (MEA), the government and other authorities related to veterinary should always control the acceleration of foreign human resources.

“To deal with limited veterinarians in Indonesia, we already tried to foreign human resources, one of them is by regulating a condition for them to be able to speak Indonesian, therefore you all have to hone your skills and knowledge,” he said.

Similar with Prof. Suwarno,  Ir. M. Gazali Umar, S.IP., MM., representing the graduates’ families, said that he was proud and grateful to be a part of UNAIR. As the head of Animal Husbandry Agency of East Kalimantan, he satisfied with the learning process in UNAIR. In front of the graduates, he hoped that these veterinarians were willing to serve in regions which really need their expertise.

“Today you are all well-dressed, with suits and batik, tomorrow you all have to be ready to serve in the field, in the place I work, Berau, East Kalimantan still needs your energy, come and serve outside Java,” he said. (*)

Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Dilan Salsabila

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