Moldovan state to promote cooperative model to increase number of veterinarians in farms
12:34 | 28.03.2023 Category: Economic
Chisinau, March 28 /MOLDPRES/- Mechanisms for improving the situation in the veterinary service in rural areas were discussed yesterday by the business community, representatives of the National Food Safety Agency, representatives of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the academic community.
According to the normative framework, animal breeders, upon obtaining the veterinary sanitary authorization for operation, are obliged to conclude contracts with veterinarians, to ensure the supervision, prevention and control of diseases in animals on professional farms. In this regard, farmers claim that it is difficult for them to meet the requirements in force, because one of the problems is the lack of specialists and the provision of veterinary sanitary services with qualified specialists.
In this context, Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Bolea mentioned that in order to attract graduates to the rural environment, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAIA) will promote a model of cooperation between the faculty and the business environment, in line with the priorities of the livestock sector. He said that the possibility of applying some incentive measures will be analyzed, both for young graduates and for experienced veterinarians.
According to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Technical University of Moldova, about 35 veterinarians graduate annually, but a good part of them choose to work in private clinics.