Animals Now Helping Young Vets Grab Lucrative Opportunities Abroad [News]
24 Jun 2014
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Who doesn’t want to work abroad? Now, even veterinary graduates have an easy path to practise overseas. Young veterinarians who wish to get specialisation in pet treatment so as to be able to go abroad can get specialisation courses in pet-related ailments. The Panchkula-based government Pet Animal Medical Centre (PAMC) provides such courses which helps them to crack the mandatory exam for obtaining the licence to practise in USA and Canada.
The PAMC is a leading pet care centre in India which has various facilities like blood bank, ambulance services, diagnostic labs, dog dentistry, 24-hour casualty wing, ventilators, operation theatres, physiotherapy and breeding sections. It is also connected with a New York-based leading pet clinic which is in collaboration with PAMC to provide opinions and global solutions to them through video conferencing.
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Dr. M R Singla, in-charge of PAMC and deputy director in state animal husbandry department said that around 100 fresh graduates from Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand are taking the two-three week long courses at the institute for specialisation in surgery, anesthesia and OPD which would help them crack the test abroad easily. Equipped with this special knowledge, they can start their practise abroad and become pet specialists. Another factor that boosts their chances of success is the fact that well-trained veterinary surgeons are in high demand in the US and Canada because people want elaborate, modern and refined services for their pets.
Such sophisticated pet care services come with their high fees. But why do pet owners abroad spend so much on pet care? In countries like USA and Canada people believe that investing heavily in pets’ health improves their quality of life greatly. Hence, no qualms about shelling out large sums of money equals attractive work opportunities for Indian veterinarians. Looking at the numbers, it is easy to see how - there are 83.3 million pet dogs and 95.6 million pet cats in the US. Owners spend about $55.53 billion on their pets, says a report of American Pet Products Association.