- Cebu has opened the first public veterinary clinic in Camotes Island last November 26
- The clinic will cater to all kinds of animals including pets, poultry, and livestock
- It will also offer much-needed services like free rabies vaccination, surgery, hospitalization, and Xray
The very first public veterinary clinic in the Philippines has opened last November 26 and was inaugurated by Tudela Mayor Jojo Solante and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia
The Cebu provincial government spearheaded this P5-million project to bring its services closer to the people. The clinic is located at Barangay Calmante, Tudela, Camotes Island.
This project is a big step to maintain the rabies-free zone of Camotes Island. It will also cater to all kinds of animals from pets, poultry to livestock. Furthermore, Tudela can highly benefit in this clinic since it is an agricultural and livestock dependent municipality.
The clinic will offer free services for rabies vaccination and other vaccines for cattles, hogs, and poultry. Other services include sur
gery, x-ray, ultrasound, bl0od testing, laboratory, admissions, consultations and issuance of veterinary health certificate.
Rose Vincoy of the provincial veterinary office said, “Vet clinics are usually private-owned. If there are any public ones, these are located inside veterinary offices of LGUs. This time we are hoping that the services is not just in government main office but now closer to the farmers.”
Netizens who learned the good news through PAWSsion Project Facebook page were all happy and some wished to have the same clinic in their area.
“Salamat po. Sana all over the Philippines na po ito soon.”
With this, maybe it is time to consider building additional clinics in other parts of the country. This can increase easier access to affordable vet services especially on areas that demand high vet care. And of course, it can employ more government veterinarians too!