[Dr. Jez Acorda demonstrates to CVM faculty and students the use of the ultrasound machine newly procured by the University..]
UEP-CVM acquires ultrasound machine; UPLB Prof conducts training on basic diagnostic imaging
(by Romula A. Obleopas)
(July 27, 2015, UEP-CVM) – Dr. JEZIE A. ACORDA, UPLB Professor, is conducting a training today on ultrasonography for the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) professors and the Junior and Senior Clinicians at the CVM Communal Laboratory.
Dr. Acorda, as introduced by Dr. Gerry A. Camer, CVM Dean, is considered as the most qualified trainer on the use of ultrasound for diagnostic imaging, particularly in the field of veterinary science. Professors and students alike were amazed of the capacity of the machine to aid in the diagnostics work, as Dr. Acorda deftly demonstrated the proper use of the equipment including the process of digital interpretation of the ultrasonograph.
Dr. Dioneso Estopa, Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), in his welcome message, humbly acknowledged that both the professors and students alike are all newbees on the use of this machine as this is the first time that the CVM has acquired such diagnostic tool, in its more than fifty years existence.
According to Dr. Acorda, UEP is one of the three (3) Veterinary Schools to have an ultrasound machine for use in its Teaching Hospital. There is at present a total of 21 veterinary schools in the country.
Dr. Camer confided that the machine is worth 0.5M pesos, considered to be much better and programmed for veterinary science diagnostic imaging compared to the other models for general use. He further informed those in attendance that the UEP-CVM has also a newly acquired ECG (electrocardiograph) machine; the training on the use of it will follow in the very near future.
It must be recalled that UEP, under the immediate past president Atty Mar P. De Asis, inaugurated the new VTH and Diagnostics Lab during UEP’s 97th Founding Anniversary celebration last June 20, 2015. This additional infrastructure coupled with the acquisition of needed equipment for a regular veterinary teaching hospital will surely level up the standards of veterinary medicine and veterinary science teaching in the second oldest vet school in the Philippines (next to UP), whose Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and BS in Meat Technology (BSMT) program are, respectively, gearing towards Level 3 and Level 2 accreditation by AACCUP.
The UEP-CVM is already accredited with the US Embassy and the World Veterinary Medical Association, attained during the deanship of Dr. Camer.