Vet Technicians Learn Patience
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.