UNAIR NEWS – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Universitas Airlangga has graduated another batch of veterinarians. The 157th inauguration of UNAIR veterinarians participated by 141 new veterinarians was held on Wednesday, October 12. After their oath taken, they were inaugurated and were ready to start their professional career as official veterinarians.
Beside 141 veterinarians, there were also UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak, Dean of FKH UNAIR Prof. Dr. Pudji Srianto, drh., M.Kes, Head of Indonesian Veterinarian Association (PDHI) of East Java Prof. Dr. Suwarno and other important guests. The event was held in Garuda Mukti Hall, Management Office Building UNAIR.
There are some important points presented by Dean of FKH Prof. Pudji in his speech. First, the new veterinarians were expected to monitor and evaluate the animal welfare. Second, to establish animal health management, preserve the population and animal protein supply. Third, to reinforce “One Health System” related to zoonosis and food borne diseases.
Head of PDIH of East Java Prof. Suwarno said that veterinarians have important roles in disease countermeasures. They also have veterinary authority, the highest one on animal health sector as well as veterinary medical authority with guaranteed scientific competence.
Prof. Suwarno added that they also work as the bridge which connects human and animal. The problems between human and animals such as disease and plague prevention, human health protection from animal disease and animal welfare should be managed well.
Since 1975, FKH UNAIR has graduated 3,952 veterinarians as stated by Head of Alumni Family FKH UNAIR Dr. Iwan Sahrial Hamid, drh., M.Si. “FKH UNAIR alumni reaches 3,952 people spread across the country and even overseas in Canada, America, Australia and ASEAN countries,” said Iwan. (*)
Author: Defrina Sukma S
Editor : Faridah Hari