Veterinary Association tasks Bauchi Govt. on modern veterinary clinic

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), Bauchi state Chapter, has appealed to Gov. Bala Mohammed to construct a modern veterinary clinic to improve animal health care delivery in the state.

Dr. Mansur Ismail, Vice chairman of the Association in the state made the appeal at a press conference to commemorate the 2022 World Veterinary Day Celebration on Friday in Bauchi.

Our correspondent reports the theme of the 2022 world Veterinary Day to be “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience,”

He said the state capital and the 20 local government councils were using dilapidated structures as Veterinary clinics without facilities, and that this was not ideal.

“We need Modern Veterinary with facilities ,laboratories to improve service delivery of livestock in the state.

“The association is calling on the state Government to redeem the earlier promise for the construction of well-equipped veterinary clinics in the 20 Local Government Areas of the state,” the Chairman said

He lamented what he described as gross violation of animal rights, welfare, food insecurity and prevailing increase in the number of emerging and reemerging infectious zoonotic diseases, adding that the versatility in the work of veterinarians was more than clinical care of animals.

“They are known to play roles in food inspection and safety, prevention and management of risks at the animal-human interface, animal rights and welfare, scientific research, conflict resolution between farmers and herders to mention a few. Thus, veterinarians operate in all sectors of the society,” he said.

Ismail Commended veterinarians across the globe for their commitment and sacrifice to relieving animal suffering, and improving their health and wellbeing.

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