LSPCA is a focal point for veterinary training and animal welfare education in Malawi.
Students on the diploma programme studying animal health and livestock production, participate twice a week on the LSPCA’s Vets United programme to learn and develop skills, positive attitude and put their knowledge into practice. At the 2018 Natural Resources College (NRC) symposium students showcase their achievements.
On this day, students are granted an opportunity to demonstrate the practical skills, positive attitude and knowledge gained during the Vets United training to potential employers from government and private sector.
Among other activities, the students demonstrate how to construct a cattle crush and perform physical examination of a calf, how to perform meat inspection, how to produce multivitamins supplement from Amaranthus, and also demonstrate a model of a pig house.
Graced by Controller of Agriculture Extension services, Dr. Albert Changaya and NRC Campus Director, Dr. Moses Chinyama, the symposium was held under the theme “Enhancing the productivity of rural livelihoods through entrepreneurship and sustainable use of Natural Resources.”
Students said they have benefited very much from the Vets United program and are now ready to serve the nation.
Vets United Program started last year in April, and is being offered at LUANAR both campuses; Bunda College and NRC.