UNAIR NEWS – Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine inaugurated 97 new veterinarians on Thursday, September 20 at Airlangga Convention Center. The inauguration added the number of veterinarians inaugurated by UNAIR. Since 1975, FKH UNAIR has graduated 4,214 veterinarians.
A total of 4,214 veterinarians takes parts in the community according to their field of study such as academicians, practitioners, clinicians, career in the realm of the bureaucracy, or entrepreneurs.
On that occasion, the Dean of FKH Prof., Dr., Pudji Srianto, M.Kes., drh. said that veterinarians who were sworn in had gone through a series of educational processes. Appointed as a veterinary graduate after studying for four years, then following a professional program for 2-3 semesters.
To finish the education, students are required to program 37 Semester Credit (SKS) and conduct field work practices. Prof. Pudji ensured that FKH UNAIR graduates were qualified and reliable graduates in the community. From 7 programs in FKH, all of them have obtained A accreditations. FKH UNAIR will open specialist programs in collaboration with universities in France.
In addition, the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, which was inaugurated last July by Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, is expected to be a media that can improve the quality of learning for prospective veterinarians in UNAIR. “The teaching hospital hopefully will help the practice and study of prospective veterinarians,” he explained.
“At the moment we have a lot of collaborations and researchs to create a strong veterinarian,” he added.
Vice Rector IV UNAIR Junaidi Khotib, S.Si, Apt., M.Kes, Ph.D, in his remarks to all invited students’ parents said that FKH UNAIR has received recognition at Asian level through the accreditation of ASEAN University Network (AUN). “This (accreditation, ed) improve the curriculum and learning process of students,” he explained.
To all veterinarians who had just been sworn in, Junaidi urged them to be responsible for their title as veterinarian by upholding the code of ethics. “Live this profession in an honorable way. Keep the good name of UNAIR alma mater. Keep holding Excellence With Morality. Remain excellent with morality and religious values, “explained the doctor from Faculty of Pharmacy.
Meanwhile, Head of Indonesian Veterinary Association (PDHI) East Java Branch 1 Prof. Dr. Drh. Suwarno, Msi., appealed to all veterinarians to be aware of the dangers of rabies. September 28 will be commemorated as Rabies Day worldwide.
Prof. Suwarno said that 99 percent of rabies comes from bites of mad dogs. There is one rabies death every 15 minutes, of which, most of the victims are children under the age of 15.
“There have been 100 years of rabies in Indonesia, but we have not been able to be free. The role of veterinarians is important in bridging animal health and human health, “said Prof. Warno.
Prof. Warno then appealed to all attendees to vaccinate and protect themselves. That is the best form of prevention. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh