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Indian Veterinary Association, COVAS, Pookot Chapter inaugurated

       The newly formed IVA chapter of Veterinary College, Pookot inaugurated on 11th March 2009 at Seminar Hall, Veterinary College, Pookot. Dr.A.P.Somasekharan Nair, President, IVA, Kerala inaugurated the chapter. Dr.V.Jayaprakashan, Assoc. Dean i/c welcomed the gathering. Dr. Radhamma Pillai, President of the new chapter presided over the function.  

      Dr.T.Sreekumaran and Dr.T.V.Viswanathan, retired professors from Veterinary College, Pookot were honoured in the function. Dr. K.Anilkumar, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics who is the recipient of Dr.P.G.Nair endowment award for best teacher along with Dr. Chintu Ravisankar, Asst. Professor (Microbiology), Dr. Sajitha.I.S, Asst. Professor (Pathology) and Dr. Bipin.K.C, Asst. Professor (Preventive Medicine) recipients of Dr. N.P.Panicker memorial endowment award for academic excellence also were honoured in the function. Trophy for the College foot ball team who are the runners up in KAU intercollegiate competitions was presented in the function. First GOSNI award for best academic performance in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology was presented to Kum. Remya Vasudevan of 2004 batch. 

      “Be Better” a professionalism development training programme was also arranged as a part of inaugural function. Dr. Haroon Abdul Rasheed, Treasurer of IVA, Kerala and member of KSVC along with Dr. Prasad.A, Asst. Professor, COVAS, Mannuthy and Sri. Anoop, National Trainer, JCI handled the training. 

      Dr.N.Ashok, KSVC member, Dr.N.Gopakumar, Professor & Head, Dept. of Pharmacology, Dr. Haroon Abdul Rasheed, Treasurer, IVA, Kerala, Dr. Fiji Ferdinand Francis, Gen. Secretary, IVA, Kerala, Dr. Saji Joseph, President, IVA, Wayanad and Sri. Sumesh, President, Students Union felicitated the function. Dr. Bipin.K.C, Secretary, IVA Pookot chapter delivered vote of thanks.

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    Kerala Veterinary Association was the professional body of veterinarians of Kerala till the formation of Indian Veterinary Association in 1978.

    The veterinarians from all walks of the profession joined the new outfit. IVA Kerala has accepted the new constitution on par with the central body and was registered under Charitable Societies Act (Reg.No.271/79).

    Tectives of the Association are the improvement of the professional knowledge and competence of its members, the efforts to uphold and safeguard the dignity, honour, rights and interests of the profession and most importantly to create a spirit of brotherhood among its members.

    The Veterinary College, Pookot chapter of IVA was formed as per the decision taken in the special general body of the association held during 2008. The intention is to actively involve in improving the veterinary education and research as well as professional competency.

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