Our Professional for the month of April is a beautiful and hard-working Veterinary business professional who cleverly incorporates public health education with veterinary consultancy and agribusinesses
We celebrate….. Dr Efie
BELLEH, Efie Diana
I acquired my first degree (DVM) in 2011 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in University of Ibadan. Subsequently, I was awarded a scholarship from the University and acquired a Masters degree (MVPH ) in Veterinary Public Health in 2014.
Profession and Place of Work:
I work at Vanguard Pharmacy Ltd, a one stop shop for Pharmacy, Veterinary , Supermarket and Books located at Ventura Mall and along Monatan-Iwo Road, Ibadan.
I am currently the Head of the Veterinary Business and the Consultant Veterinarian for the Pharmaceutical Business
Impact of what you do on animal and human health
Basically, as the Consultant Veterinarian at the Pharmacy, I offer advice on drug use before purchase to our clients. In this way, I guide our clients and advocate for the right use of the right drugs and vaccines for the different disease conditions of all animals at every point in time.
Also, I educate and enlighten farmers and clients on the importance and observation of withdrawal periods of medications prior to slaughter or milk, meat and egg consumption. This eventually helps in improving livestock health and promoting public health in animals and humans especially. This is especially important in reducing the human consumption of food products with antibiotic residues.
To better reach out to the general public, we produce periodic bulletins to enable our clients read and be educated on the importance of some disease conditions that pose public health threats.
Prospective future work
I look forward to undertaking applied research in major bacterial zoonotic diseases that challenge poultry farmers and pose great public health threats to human beings and our environment. Also, I will continue to work on engaging livestock farmers in seminars and forums where such and more can be addressed.
Hobbies and Interests
Reading, Research and Retail
Advice for aspiring professionals
Choose your area of interest early enough and work tirelessly to achieve the greatest heights in your field of interest and that which you are passionate about.
How can you be contacted?
I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This post was originally published at My Animal, My Health and has been republished with permission.