Under the auspices of Vets Care Organization, Pakistan (VCO), the Vets Care Club of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore organized a free veterinary treatment camp in vicinity of “Wahndo” Tehsil Kamonki District Gujranwala on Sunday 28th of October 2007. About 55 veterinary students; members of Vets Care Club alongwith veterinary doctors of Vets Care Organization participated in the camp in the supervision of Dr. Tanveer Hussain (Advisor, Vets Care Club). The move was designed in connection with the “World Animal Day” celebrated on October 4, 2007.
Firstly the participants attended a briefing session at the “Civil Veterinary Hospital, Wahndo” in which Dr. Qamar Majeed (Veterinary Officer, Civil Veterinary Hospital Wahndo) briefed the students about the field practices and the status of animals in his area along with major diseases in that area. Afterwards, the participants were divided into four teams and sent to different villages. Team 1 headed by Dr. Tanveer Hussain visited village “Raam Daas”. Team 2 headed by Dr. Asif Ch. Visited village “Bhopar”. Team 3 headed by Mr. Muhammad Asad Ali visited village “Thatha Gulab Pura”. Team 4 headed by Dr. Qamar Majeed visited village “Nadha”. All the teams in their respective villages approached large number of animals. All animals were freely de-wormed against parasites (Parasites are the major cause of disturbance and make the animals uncomfortable with poor health status and low production). Large number of sick animals were checked, treated and provided with the medicines accordingly. This camp not only enhanced the professional skills of the students but also made the lives of animals comfortable. It also helped the poor farmers to get their animals freely treated because they are unable to get their animals treated due to financial problems usually. According to official records more than 700 animals were approached including donkeys, sheep, goat, cattle and buffaloes in all the four villages.
VCO is thankful to ICI Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Symans Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd, Prix Pharma, Medi-Vet (Pvt) Ltd and Zaidi’s International for providing medicines for this free veterinary treatment camp. We are also thankful to the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore for providing the transport facility; without which the camp was never possible. We are equally thankful to Dr. Qamar Majeed and his colleagues for their efforts in arranging this camp. Last but not the least; we would like to pay special thanks to all the camp participants for sparing their whole day for this noble work; especially Dr. Tanveer Hussain for supervising this camp.
Vets Care Organization Pakistan commits to continue its efforts in making Pakistan a friendly and cruelty free environment for the animals