CVM conducts training for the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)
The College of Veterinary Medicine-University of the Philippines Los Baños (CVM-UPLB) is presently conducting a six-week training entitled “UPCVM Special International Training for the Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia) Faculty Development.”
Thim Sokha, Kim Sansophorn, Hor Sourloing, Seng Tongseng, and Taing Keanghuot, members of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia, arrived on January 04, 2014 and were introduced to the CVM-UPLB faculty during the welcome reception hosted by the latter on January 06, 2014.
RUA, a leading public agricultural university in Cambodia, plans to upgrade its Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine program to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program that complies with the standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Asian Association of Veterinary Schools, wherein CVM-UPLB is a member. For this reason, the said training is being conducted by CVM-UPLB to help strengthen the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of RUA and to enhance the capacities of veterinary teaching staff in OIE Day 1 Competencies. The training started on January 06, 2014, and it will end on February 14, 2014.
CVM signs LOA with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)
On December 18, 2013, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), represented by its Dean, Dr. Loinda R. Baldrias, and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), represented by its Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kim Doyle, entered into an agreement regarding collaborations on rabies prevention and control activities.
Specifically, both parties agreed to collaborate on the One Health Challenge and mass dog vaccination and spaying/neutering activities in GARC project sites. GARC also agreed to develop a pilot online course for community educators wherein UPLB CVM VET 176 students will be the pilot students. VET 176 students who will successfully finish the course will be given Rabies Educator Certificates (RECs) and will be enrolled in GARC’s online community of rabies educators.
GARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate human deaths from rabies. It is currently undertaking integrated community-based canine rabies elimination projects in Ilocos Norte, Sorsogon, Marikina, and Cainta. It also undertakes advocacy and education campaign on rabies awareness, responsible pet ownership, animal bite prevention and management.