This September, the first Malawian veterinary students to graduate from the new veterinary School in Malawi are coming to Scotland.
Accompanied by their Head of Department, Professor Tefera Melaku, the 12 students from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) who are due to graduate in Malawi in December, will be based at Inglis Vets in Dunfermline.
During this study visit, the final year students will participate in field trips and a two day workshop at the University of Edinburgh on essential skills for veterinary practice. This will include a visit to the animal hospital at The Royal School of Veterinary Studies.
The study visit from Malawi is being made possible by Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Inglis Vets, SMP member, Adam Tjolle and is being funded by LSPCA UK who have been awarded a grant by Independent Vet Care to cover all costs.
Malawi’s training of new vets is an exciting development for animal health in Malawi and the Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is keen to support the visit and recognise this important milestone for the students, Professor Melaku, LUANAR and all the partners involved.
In collaboration with all parties, the SMP hopes to arrange an Agriculture and Food Security Forum to coincide with the visit and to provide an opportunity for Professor Melaku to speak at the Malawi Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament. Dates and details to follow.
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