Vet who comes back to Odisha to give healing touch to animals

Bhubaneswar: With the Twin City denizens taking more interest in keeping pets in their homes, there is a growing demand for pet care facilities. Despite being home to a good veterinary college, Bhubaneswar lacked proper healthcare for the pets in the past.

Meet Jasmeet Singh, a young man from a small border town of RS Pura in Jammu and Kashmir who has been providing all kinds of pet care in Bhubaneswar by setting up a clinic. He has made the City his second home because of his love for Bhubaneswar and affection for pet animals.

Pet practice in Bhubaneswar has come a long way. Previously only simple surgeries were being done, but now we are conducting complicated surgeries because pet owners are more aware these days. Owners are more careful about the health of their pets.

—-Jasmeet Singh.

Singh started practice as a veterinarian in 2004 in Bhubaneswar under the guidance of well-known veterinary doctor S.K Ray while he was in the fourth year of Bachelor studies in College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (Formerly Orissa Veterinary College) under Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar.

Although he went out of the State for his masters and PhD degrees in veterinary surgery, his love for the city again pulled him back and he joined College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry as an Assistant Professor in August 2012.

Although Jasmeet Singh is currently posted as a scientist at Wildlife Health and Forensic centre in Chhattisgarh, he comes twice in a month to Bhubaneswar to attend his clients at his clinic in Nayapalli. He set up his clinic a couple of years ago and has a team of surgeons and interns to take overall care of pets like cats, dogs, guinea pigs, different types of birds among others. His clinic has all advanced facilities for pet care and many complicated animal surgeries are performed here.

“Dr Jasmeet Singh diagnosed my dog with perianal fistula and since then the pet is under treatment. Today I brought him to the clinic for dilation and prior to that he underwent cryosurgery under Dr Singh here. This is the best place for pet care in Odisha,” informed Subhashree, a pet lover.

“I am thankful to Bhubaneswar and Odisha. People here have showered their love and that’s why I always say that Bhubaneswar is going to be my second home soon,” said an elated Jasmeet Singh.

“I have a dream of establishing a multi-speciality hospital for pets in another five years which I hope would be the first of its kind or best of its kind in the entire nation,” Jasmeet further added.

Apart from his clinic, Jasmeet in partnership with ‘Pet Paradise’ has also set up a pet shop in Bhubaneswar.