True to its #GoingGlobal mission, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) of the Visayas State University (VSU) welcomed two Croatian professors from the University of Zagreb's (UniZg) Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as they conducted a seminar series attended by selected students and faculty, held at the RDE Hall, May 16.
In the first part of the lecture, Dr. Danijela Horvatek Tomić discussed the diseases of exotic animals and highlighted the WildRescueVEF, the wildlife rescue project of UniZg.
Dr. Juraj Grizelj followed by talking about animal reproduction and further specified on the details and procedure of artificial insemination of mares.
In an interview with Amaranth, Dr. John Philip Lou Lumain, faculty of VSU-CVM, said that the event was part of Visayas State University's collaboration with UniZg, through the Erasmus+ Mundus Mobility program that allows the two universities to form linkages.
"Every year, they will send professors here from the University of Zagreb. And with that collaboration, the CVM can also send student interns to the University of Zagreb," Dr. Lumain said.
Further, Dr. Lumain emphasized that the mobility program also seeks to impart relevant knowledge and wisdom and advance the skills of the students from the college.
"[It is for] strengthening the veterinary profession, upgrading, and upskilling the knowledge of veterinarians here in the Visayas State University," Dr. Lumain said.
To also contribute to the program, CVM will be sending two faculty members to the UniZg in the last week of May where they will be immersed in Zagreb’s veterinary education.