Vets converge in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 October 2014 12:02

Veterinarians in the Zamboanga Peninsula Region recently converged in the city for the 2014 Scientific and Regional Convention held last October 19-21 at LM Metro Hotel in Tetuan.

Various topics were covered during the three-day convention which included talks on risk disaster management, biosecurity measures, poultry medicine, animal pound and animal shelter management, marine mammal medicine and technical presentations.

This year’s gathering was guided by the theme, “At Your Service: Fulfilling the Compassion of Western Mindanao Veterinarians toward Community Welfare.”

One of the highlights of the convention was the election of PVMA-Western Mindanao Chapter officers who will advance the veterinary field of medicine as well as promote animal welfare in the region.

Elected were Drs. Elmer Nueva (President), Erwin Roy Jalao (Vice-President), Marie France Jalao (Secretary), Arcadio Cavan Jr. (Treasurer), Joseleo Galicia (Auditor) and Arnedo Agbayani (PIO). The Board of Directors is comprised of Drs. Miercy Padilla (Zamboanga City), Efren Davin (Zamboanga Sibugay), Darwin Lloyd Sulay (Zamboanga del Sur), Darwin Abadilla (Zamboanga del Norte) and Sorayda Aguisanda (Basilan/Isabela).

National Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) Vice-President and President-elect delivered the keynote address and the inducting officer of the new set of PVMA-WM officials.

A veterinary medical outreach capped the annual gathering of veterinarians in the Zamboanga Peninsula. A total of 39 pet and livestock owners received free veterinary services such as spay and neuter, rabies vaccination, deworming and vitamin supplementation and consultations last October 19 at Barangay Sanito, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The outreach program was sponsored by Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF), a non-government organization based in Tarlac City. — Claudine Uniana