SOA Sets Up Odisha’s 1st Private Veterinary Hospital In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s first privately-run veterinary hospital for domestic and stray animals and birds was inaugurated here on Thursday.

The hospital, which has been set up by the Institute of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry of Siksha  O Anusandhan (SOA) at Shanpur on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Farmers’ Empowerment and Animal Resources Arun Kumar Sahu in the presence of SOA’s founder president Prof Manojranjan Nayak.

The hospital, which has gynaecology, medicine and surgery departments, will have experienced veterinarians to treat animals and birds, said Prof Brahmadeb Patnaik, Dean of the Institute of Veterinary Sciences and AH.

The clinic, which also has a pharmacy, laboratory and operation theatre, will function round the clock, said its director Dr DN Paul. It will also have a Spa for the animals.

A stray monkey, which arrived on the scene as the centre was being inaugurated, was the focus of attention of all present.

SOA’s vice-chancellor Prof Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Registrar Prof Bibhuti Bhushan Pradhan, Dean (Students’ Welfare), Prof Jyoti Ranjan Das were among others present during the inauguration.

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