The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS) recently organized an Open Session of the Senate of SVMBS IPB University with the singular agenda “Taking of Veterinary Oath by the New Veterinarians” on 10/01. The event took place at Graha Widya Wisuda (GWW) IPB University and was live-streamed on the SVMBS IPB Official Youtube channel. Ninety-one new veterinarians who graduated from the first period of the 2022/2023 Academic Year attended the event.
Dr. drh. Amrozi, the Dean of SKHB IPB University, highlighted the potential for veterinary graduates to significantly contribute to national development, particularly within the veterinary profession. Emphasizing the challenges of pursuing this career, Amrozi pointed out the hurdles in disease control, food safety, environmental health, and various other aspects.
“The veterinarians graduating today must believe that talent can continue to be developed, consider mistakes as essential learning experiences, and view failure as an opportunity to grow. Failure is a temporary setback, followed by progress. Therefore, I encourage the new vets to embrace continuous learning and stay updated because science and technology are constantly evolving,” explained Amrozi.
A briefing speech was also delivered by Dr. drh. Muhammad Munawaroh, MM, the Chairperson of the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association (PDHI). He urged the new graduates to promptly join the PDHI organization, emphasizing its role as the home for all veterinarians in Indonesia.
Munawaroh outlined four key responsibilities for veterinarians post-graduation, which include providing animal health services to owners of various animals, supporting the government in ensuring the availability of animal protein from eggs, meat, and milk, aiding in the prevention of zoonotic diseases, and raising awareness about animal welfare in the public.
Expressing gratitude to SVMBS IPB University for nurturing and producing skilled veterinarians, Munawaroh concluded, “I appreciate SVMBS IPB University for shaping students into veterinarians, thereby fortifying the position of veterinarians in Indonesia. Hopefully, the new veterinarians can pursue successful careers in the future.” (AP)