A total of 50 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and 53 Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry students of College of Veterinary Science and Medicine graduated last July 1 during the 64th Annual Commencement Exercise of Central Luzon State University.
Among the DVM graduates, Dr. Princess Charmaine Herrera graduated Magna cum laude with a GPA of 1.44. Meanwhile, for the BS AH graduates, Mr. Kiara Garcia and Mr. Mark Steven Castro graduated Cum laude with a GPA of 1.58 and 1.60, respectively.
Through the collaborative efforts of Pathology students, under the direct supervision of Dr. Marvin Bryan S. Salinas, the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine celebrated the 1st Pathology Week last April 25 – 29, 2016.
Series of student activities were prepared during the week. A parade was held as part of the opening program. Different contests like poster making, quiz bees and amazing race game and search for Mr and Ms. Pathology were participated in by the students.
A total of 209 registered reviewees were being catered by the Licensure Examination Assistance Program (LEAP) for the year 2016.
Eighteen (18) out of twenty (20) veterinary schools in the Philippines were represented in this year's batch with the following registered reviewees per school: Aklan State University (3), Benguet State University (13), Capiz State University (1), Cavite State University (1), Central Luzon State University (49), Central Mindanao State University (5), Cagayan State University (12), De La Salle Araneta University (58), Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (7), Isabela State University (6), Nueva Vizcaya State University (5), Pampanga State Agricultural University (5), South Western University (10), Tarclac College of Agriculture (7), University of Eastern Philippines (5), University of Southern Mindanao (4), Virgen Milagrosa Foundation University (12) and Visayas State University (3).
Central Luzon State University, through the initiative of the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry, DA-Regional Field Office III last April 19, 2016 to prevent and control Rabies in dogs and cats and Newcastle Disease in chicken in Nueva Ecija.
Dr. Virginia M. Venturina, CVSM dean, was awarded as this year's Most Outstanding Veterinarian in Rural and Extension Services in the recently concluded 83rd Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) Scientific Conference and Annual Convention last February 17 to 19, 2016 at SMX Davao Convention Center, Davao City.
Students from the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine were again triumphant as they were declared champion in the 21st National Round-up Quiz Bee sponsored by the Rodeo Club Philippines-BSU chapter last February 26, 2016 at Benguet State University.
To strengthen the teaching force of the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, four new faculty members were hired by the University.
Three of them are on plantilla positions and one on a part-time basis. Among with the plantilla items are Dr. Paul A. Cardenio who graduated last 2014 and landed 3rd Place in his Veterinary Licensure Exam (VLE), Dr. Marvin Bryan S. Salinas, graduated Magna cum Laude last 2015 and landed 4th Place in VLE and Dr. Renmar M. dela Cruz who graduated last 2013. Dr. Joey T. Tariga is hired as a part-time instructor and graduated his DVM degree in 1995.
Central Luzon State University (CLSU) graduates landed in five (5) out of the top ten (10) highest places, including the top spot, in the September 2015 Veterinarian Licensure Examination.
For the third consecutive year since 2013, a CLSU College of Veterinary Science and Medicine (CVSM) graduate topped the veterinary board exam given by the Board of Veterinary Medicine of the Professional Regulation Commission.
Alvin M. Oltiveros, who graduated cum laude on April 2015, garnered the highest rating with 87.66%.