Vet Tech­ni­cians Learn Pa­tience

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Vet­eri­nary tech­ni­cians 24-year-old Mil­i­akere Di­nawa and 29-year-old Mil­iana Rokowaqa have learned the art of pa­tience in work­ing with an­i­mals. “We take care of sick an­i­mals, for an­i­mals they can’t say when they’re in pain, so you have to be very pa­tient with them,” said Ms Di­nawa. For Ms Di­nawa grow­ing up with an­i­mals gave her a pas­sion to pur­sue this ca­reer.

The two are vet­eri­nary tech­ni­cians at the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity’s Col­lege of Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries and Forestry.

Teach­ing en­thu­si­as­tic stu­dents, tak­ing them out into the field, and car­ing for an­i­mals is the most re­ward­ing part of the job for them. They both wish to pur­sue fur­ther stud­ies in vet­eri­nary and they en­cour­age more stu­dents to con­sider a ca­reer path in this field.

In Fiji there are about 20 vet­eri­nary tech­ni­cians and sur­pris­ingly most of them are women. The tech­ni­cians took part in the three day World TVET con­fer­ence 2016 held in Suva last week.

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