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The profession passed from generation to generation

Aleksan is a young professional specialized in veterinary and breeding of the farm animals in Shirak region. Interest towards the veterinary profession began since childhood, the profession has been passed down from generation to generation, from the father to son.

In order to obtain a profession, in 2012 he entered the Stepanavan Agricultural College, choosing the specialty of Veterinary. In parallel with his study, he began to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of certain animal diseases.

During this period, in addition to the private veterinary services, he has also covered the mandatory preventive vaccinations of the village animals and other measures carried out within the framework of the state order.

As a hardworking person who always wants to improve his knowledge and skills, Aleksan decided to get a higher education and already in 2016, he was admitted to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry of the National Agrarian University of Armenia, choosing the specialization of a sanitary expert.

Cooperation with the “Strategic Development Agency” NGO began in 2020, within the framework of which Aleksan participated in many retraining courses, experience exchange visits, which, according to him, improved his professional skills.

Aleksan had been providing veterinary services for many years in more than 5 settlements of Shirak region, when in 2022, at the urging of farmers, he made a decision to specialize in the artificial insemination of the cattle.

In February 2023, after participating in theoretical and practical courses on the cattle insemination, as well as after receiving technical support, he started providing artificial insemination services in his community. In the first half of 2023, he inseminated 320 cows, which were the animals of 110 farmers. Next year, he plans to double this result at least.

As a result of his hard work, he has reached the point where the veterinary and artificial insemination services provided by him are used not only by the farmers of Azatan settlement, but also the neighboring Benyami, Arevik, Aigabats, Bayandur and even Maralik settlements.

Aleksan believes that he has achieved professional success by overcoming challenges, obstacles that he has faced in his practice, and, most importantly, by improving his knowledge and professional skills. He notes that he proudly carries the profession of a veterinarian, which ensures the well-being of his family and the future of his children.