FKH Unud Hosts the Implementation of FGDs to Improve the Quality of Indonesian Veterinary Professional Education

In order to improve the quality of veterinary professional education in Indonesia, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Udayana University in collaboration with the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs, Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Tuesday (22/6/2021) . The FGD was attended by the Director of Learning and Student Affairs, Rector of Unud, Head of the Badung Regency Agriculture and Food Service, nine leaders of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, namely from Unud, UGM, IPB, Unpad, Unair, USK, Undana, UB and Unhas, Proposal Guard Team and invitees other.

Rector of Unud Prof. A.A Raka Sudewi in his speech said that animal problems are a big problem both in the field of health and food security, there are still many zoonotic diseases originating from dangerous animals such as rabies. In addition, there is also a tapeworm disease that can be dangerous, for the existence of a Veterinary Hospital is still very necessary, not only the one currently owned by Unud. The Chancellor hopes that what has been planned and discussed by various veterinary faculties in Indonesia through this forum can continue and be realized in the future.

While the Director of Learning and Student Affairs, Prof. Dr. Aris Junaidi, Ph.D in his direction appreciated Udayana University through the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for facilitating activities to present what the Team had done. We adopted this program together with FKH Indonesia to increase the role of the Veterinary profession in Indonesia. The increasing need for Veterinarians and the competencies required are very strong with extraordinary challenges being one of the backgrounds of this FGD. On the occasion, the Director also delivered a presentation related to improving the quality of the Veterinary profession which discussed the problems and challenges of Veterinary education in Indonesia, the projected need for the number of Veterinarians in 2030, program goals and objectives, activity activities, as well as outputs and outcomes.

In this FGD, discussions were also held with the FKH Leaders regarding the proposals to be submitted to obtain input, starting with input from the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. Dr. Dr. I Nengah Kerta Besung, M.Sc. In the discussion session, all FKH Leaders are committed and support to realize this proposal and the Director agrees that the proposal is jointly signed and processed for the next step.