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UNPHU and PURINA promote the training of young people and teachers in the field of veterinary medicine

Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) and PURINA, a brand specialized in pet nutrition of the Nestlé portfolio, signed an inter-institutional agreement to promote the training of young people and teachers in the field of veterinary medicine; to contribute to the professional development of future Dominican veterinarians, providing them the opportunity to expand their knowledge in pet nutrition and providing them with crucial information for their growth in the industry.

The alliance between both entities is aligned with the purpose of improving the quality of life of pets, which play a fundamental role in the emotional and mental support of their owners, thus promoting a comprehensive welfare for both animals and society. The director of the Veterinary School, Dr. José Ramón Hernández, stated: “This initiative demonstrates the firm commitment between two institutions focused on the preparation of the veterinary class of this country, which represents an opportunity to expand the professional horizon of these future professionals.”

Mr. Fernando Sapeg, Business Director of Nestlé Purina® Dominican Republic, expressed his enthusiasm for this agreement and reiterated the company’s commitment to support future veterinary professionals. Meanwhile Vera Troncoso, veterinary physician, and coordinator of the PURINA® Veterinarians team for the Caribbean, said: “The benefit it will generate in students will allow them to build confidence and be more assertive in their clinical consultations. This collaboration makes it possible for us to learn more about the needs of Veterinary Medicine students, and to support the university in its commitment to train professionals of excellence”, 

The signing took place in the framework of the celebration of Dominican Veterinary Day, on October 29, with the presence of representatives, professors, and students of UNPHU, as well as collaborators of Nestlé Purina.


With 57 years of foundation, it has a wide academic offer of undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education, with a vision of academic excellence, innovation, and research; attached to sustainable development and environmental preservation.

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Purina is a leading brand in pet nutrition, belonging to the Nestlé product portfolio. It has more than 100 years of innovation in dog and cat food, with the main objective of enriching the lives of pets and owners who love them.

About Nestlé

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company, operating in 189 countries. There are more than 2,000 brands including global icons such as NESCAFÉ®, CARNATION®, MAGGI® and NIDO®. 


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