FKH Held Virtual Veterinary Festival

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Universitas Brawijaya held a Veterinary Festival to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of FKH and the 58th Dies Natalis of UB. The Veterinary Festival, which this time carries the theme “The Role of Veterinarians in the New Normal Era”, will be held online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opening of the 2020 Veterinary Festival was held on Thursday (8/10/2020) inviting various communities of animal lovers, animal husbandry in Malang Raya, and the Indonesian Veterinary Doctors Association (PDHI) East Java II.
“This activity is a form of community service to continue to contribute to veterinarians in carrying out their role in improving animal health and preventing transmission of animal diseases to humans,” said the Dean of FKH, drh. Dyah Ayu Oktavianie A.P., M.Biotech in the opening of the Veterinary Festival.
In this opening ceremony, representatives from several communities were also present, including Dog Lover Malang (Doloma), Malang Regional Domestic Cat Association (PKDI), Reptile Addict Malang (RAM), Malang Satellite Dog Training Center (DTC Satellite Malang), Sports Association Horse riding throughout Indonesia (Pordasi), and K9 Malang Police.
The activity which will be held from 9 October 2020 to 6 November 2020 carries three main activities, namely telemedicine in collaboration with RSHP Universitas Brawijaya (UB), a photography competition for the community with the theme of closeness to animals during a pandemic, and a videography competition for veterinarian colleagues with the theme “the role of veterinarians in times of a pandemic. In addition, there will also be animal health services for pig and horse breeders, which have not received much attention so far.
It is expected that the 2020 Veterinary Festival in virtual form does not diminish the essence and benefits of activities for the community so that they continue to receive education and animal health services.
“In addition, this activity is expected to encourage the public and veterinarians to remain creative, innovative and active during the Covid-19 pandemic by continuing to apply health protocols,” said Dyah. [IKA / RE / Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]