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In general, the availability of a veterinarian in Indonesia is very low. For the farm sector in Indonesia, the ideal number currently requires 400,020 vets, so it will take a very long time if it only depends on School of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) to meet national needs. This results in the many problems and development areas related to veterinary and animal diseases and public health, could not be handled well, or even handled by other experts who do not have veterinary medical competency.
As one of efforts to increase the number of Indonesian veterinarians and the answer to the needs of veterinary personnel, School of Veterinary Medicine in both the public and private universities is opened. With the opening of School of Veterinary Medicine, one of which is UB School of Veterinary Medicine, it is expected that the needs of veterinary personnel can be realized gradually. Currently, Indonesia, with a population of about 240 million people, only have 5 (five) School of Veterinary Medicines.
School of Veterinary Medicine is established based on a letter from the Department of National Education, Directorate general of Higher Education No. 2953/D/T/2008 about the implementation of UB School of Veterinary Medicine. Starting on the Academic Year of 2008/2009, the Program has accepted students, and continued on the Academic Year 2009/2010, the program enrolls students twice as many as the previous year.
The lecturers, with profession as veterinarian are spread on Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Medical Faculty. Consisted of Professors, Doctor, and Masters, graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada, IPB Bogor, Universitas Airlangga, Australia, France and Universitas Padjajaran. As a realization of the effieciency of learning and Laboratory facilities, UB School of Veterinary Medicine is supported by leacturers from UB Medical Faculty, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. There are also lecturers from outside UB that will support the teaching from FKH UNAIR, FKH UGM, FKH IPB, vaterinary practitioners, and vaterinarian from various related institutions in Jawa Timur.
Some basic knowledge, facilities, lecturers, and laboratories can be sinergized and used altogether among School of Veterinary Medicine, Medical Faculty, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences are: Biology, Biochemistry, Biomolecular, Biomedic, Physiology, Pharmacology, Reproduction, Embryology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical and Breeding Nutrition. While laboratory facility managed by UB School of Veterinary Medicine are Anatomy, Histology, Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology. Besides, to fulfill the academic activity, UB School of Veterinary Medicine also has Animal Polyclinic, which is also used to serve the community, aside from study purpose.
Student affairs unit has establish UB Veterinary Medicine Student Association (HIMAKAHA-UB) based on the Decree from the Head of School of Veterinary Medicine No. 203/SK/2009, for the needs of organizing the internal and external activities of student affairs in Universitas Brawijaya.