Vetmed student, mystery lady biker: Biking is healthier, good for env’t

Immae Lachica 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The mystery lady on a bike braving the weather and the traffic last July 23, is identified as a fourth-year veterinary medicine student. Deena Lee Kelly, 24, was shocked when she saw a picture…

Provincial Vet assures: No African Swine Fever in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Provincial Veterinary Office has assured that the death of the 12 pigs of a backyard hog raiser in Carcar City is less likely related to the African Swine Fever (ASF). Dr. Rose…

Cebu City DVMF to private slaughterhouses: Comply with standards

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/06/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) reminded the owners of private slaughterhouses to comply with the health and environmental standards for their establishments. The DVMF along with the National…

DVMF seeks P2M aid for rabies vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The dry hot season made worse by the El Niño phenomenon has the potential to increase the risk of rabies among dogs. This was the pronouncement of Doctor Alice Utlang, the head of…

Mandaue City Veterinary Office confiscates over 800 kilos of ‘hot’ chicken meat

Rosalie Abatayo 03/04/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Meat Inspection Officers of the Mandaue City Veterinary Office intercepted and confiscated on Monday morning, March 4, 2019, over 800 kilos of chicken meat that has no proper chicken meat inspection certificate (MIC).…

DVMF eyes rabies-free Cebu City as it gears up for Rabies Awareness month

Immae Lachica 03/03/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City as a rabies free city. This is the goal of the city’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) as it prepares for this month’s Rabies Awareness celebration. Dr. Alice Utlang,…

Mandaue mulls penalizing irresponsible pet owners

Norman V. Mendoza 04/05/2017

The Mandaue City Veterinary Office is looking at penalizing residents who do not submit their pets to a regular vaccination. Dr. Karen Merilles, officer in charge of the City Veterinary Office, said they have been giving free…

Vet office wants to join drive in enforcing shark meat ban

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/20/2016

More hands are needed on deck to enforce the Cebu City ban on shark meat, the head of City Hall’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries (DVMF) said yesterday. DVMF head Dr. Alice Utlang said she wrote…

Cebu City prepares zoo for possible closure

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 09/26/2016

DENR-7, City Veterinary Office and City Agriculture Office inventory animals With a bundle of grass in one hand, 65-year-old Fely Pino approached the staff of the Cebu Zoo asking about Kayang. Kayang is one of the two…

Capitol turns over P6M abattoir equipment

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/22/2016

MORE than P6 million worth of abattoir equipment were turned over to 34 local governments in the province on Monday morning. Gov. Hilario Davide III, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Rose Vincoy and some Provincial Board (PB) members led…

Lapu vets vaccinate village dogs

Norman V. Mendoza 10/15/2015

The Lapu-Lapu City veterinary office recently made rounds in subdivisions around the city upon the request of homeowners to vaccinate their dogs. Staff from the city veterinary office went to Camella Monserrat Subdivision in barangay Pajac, Lapu-Lapu…

City Vet told to reduce number of stray dogs

Marian Z. Codilla 03/04/2014

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella asked the City Veterinarian Office to reduce the number of stray dogs in the city which he blamed for the rise in dog bite cases. Labella said he noticed an increase…

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