As part of activities in achieving its core goals, the Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) continues to offer a platform for veterinary practical skills training to college students.
This month, LUANAR-Bunda students studying for their bachelor’s degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) took part in VETS UNITED training programme at LSPCA clinic.
LSPCA’s VETS UNITED training programme has been designed alongside the college curriculum to enable students to put into practice the theories that they have learnt in class. Often times, students in colleges are exposed to more theories than practical’s due to lack of enough equipment in their schools. Through LSPCA’S VET UNITED training, upcoming Malawian Vets will be simulated to a real life working environment of a veterinarian providing veterinary care to farmers and animal owners in Malawi.
During the training, a total of 11 third year students have been trained to the use a Microscope, and conducting Laboratory tests by Dr Robyn, a Vet advisor at LSPCA.
There is a great need of skilled Veterinarians in Malawi as there is currently a dire shortage of skilled veterinarians and the growing need for good animal welfare and care. Lecturers and students alike have welcomed this development and urges more organisation in Malawi to work with the academia institutions.
The training programme is delivered through a partnership of LSPCA, the Welttierschutzgesellschaft from Germany, and the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).