Name: Dr. Jhufel R. Fernandez, DVM
Brief Descrition of Your Current Position and Work/Job Affiliation:
Owner/Head Vet of Regalado Veterinary Medical Center (RVMC)
As owner and head veterinarian, it is my responsibility to lead the team in the day-to-day running and performance of the practice. Specifically, I lead in diagnosing illnesses of dogs and cats and performing soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries. I also give regular lectures and trainings to junior vets and vet aids.
Tell us something about your CVM-VSU Journey:
I would say that my CVM journey is not an easy road. Actually, I did not dream of becoming a veterinarian. I only dreamed it upon learning that it was the highest course in the university, so precious that someone could reach. I was just like following where the wind blows.
Moreover, during that time, most of my animal science classmates pursued DVM so, I followed them as well without seriosly minding the dangerous rough and cliff roads ahead. These include but not limited to financial difficulties and some of our “terror”college professors/instructors. I’d just always comfort myself with my favorite quote: “winners never quit, quitters never win”, and “kung nakaya sa uban, kaya sab na nako”. U-turn is not an option.
What is your take-home message for our vet students, and our College:
For our vet students, keep on going! Even if someone (instructor/professor) is shouting at you, just keep on going. If you want to taste success, KEEP ON GOING!
Start with that dream to become a veterinarian, propel it with harwork and the most important, always pray to God for His guidance.
For the college, I thank you for making my student life journey difficult. With that, I appreciate deeply the value of the word “success”.