Dina Marlen Castro Mejia
M.Sc. Total Quality Management, Catholic University of Honduras. Veterinarian, Universidad Federal Santa Maria RS Brazil.
- Area of professional performance: Infectious diseases, ethology and animal welfare.
The Career of Veterinary Medicine was born in response to the needs of the livestock sector of the country, the demands of local governments and the aspirations of the youth and the Honduran and Olancho population in particular. It is promoted as an alternative to combat poverty, having trained to date 151 professionals aware of their leading role in veterinary care for the health of livestock herds, companion animals and wild animals, helping to ensure public health of the Honduran people, as well as generating jobs, promoting better quality livestock products for marketing and generating more foreign exchange to the country. It also constitutes a contribution in areas where the country has a competitive potential such as the dairy, meat, aquaculture and poultry industry, among others, acting with social and environmental responsibility.
To train professionals in the field of animal health, ensuring the control and eradication of zoonotic diseases that affect animal and human populations, as well as to develop comprehensive skills and a sense of innovation in the food sector, enabling them to respond to the challenges of society.
The Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine will be recognized as an academic offer of excellence, committed to the interests of the Honduran and Latin American community, as a research option and foresight of animal health and human welfare, implementation of programs and projects of impact on the food sector, promoting intellectual, scientific, technological and financial cooperation, specialized higher education system, national and international.
The Veterinary Doctor graduated from the National University of Agriculture is able to:
Likewise, the graduate also develops Specific Competencies, which contribute to their "professional knowledge," therefore the Veterinary Doctor graduated from the National University of Agriculture is a professional with ethical, critical, scientific and humanistic spirit that, considering the social needs, improves the quality of life of man and animals through knowledge and clinical and zootechnical skills to ensure animal health of domestic and wild species and public health, using clean, sustainable and renewable technologies; intervening in the control and protection of food, prevention of human health and the environment, acting with a responsible business mentality and management and leadership skills to solve environmental problems, based on scientific research and technology transfer.
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The National University of Agriculture is the only Higher Education institution in Honduras that offers Veterinary Medicine, with adequate facilities such as laboratories of anatomy, pathology, histology, histopathology, microbiology, parasitology, physiology and robotics. It has a Veterinary Teaching Hospital (HEV), dedicated to teaching and research, providing veterinary medical services to the population. It provides ambulatory assistance services through the Mobile Veterinary Clinic.
The objective of the career of Veterinary Medicine is to train a comprehensive professional with values and principles, capable of providing timely and effective solutions to the various problems of animal health, animal production and public health. Contributing to the development of the livestock sector of the country through the formation of competitive, insightful and innovative professionals of Veterinary Medicine, with a high commitment to environmental preservation, sustainability and equity in the distribution of wealth. Systematically and interdisciplinary involving students in methodologies for the investigation of technological, social and economic processes, to improve the welfare of communities within the framework of the transformations of globalization.
The student who aspires to enter the career of Veterinary Medicine, must have the interest to study the Veterinary Science Curriculum, for this he/she must:
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