Brazil – Collaboration between past pupils from different faculties of "UniSALESIANO" gives life to veterinary clinic

23 February 2021

(ANS - Araçatuba) - A collaboration between two past pupils of the "UniSALESIANO" Salesian University of Araçatuba, belonging to the Brazil-Campo Grande Province (BCG), has resulted in a veterinary clinic that strikes you right from the start. The fostering and enhanced appreciation of talents and personal inclinations, so typical of Salesian education, left a tangible and immediately evident sign in this case.

Four years have passed since veterinarian Fabianna de Simone Souza, 34, graduated from the UniSALESIANO, but the Salesian institute of higher education is still a real and important presence in the life of this professional.

After finishing her university studies, Fabianna worked in some businesses in the area, but then decided to pursue her dream: to open her own veterinary clinic. But not just any clinic. "I wanted something that was an extension of people's homes with benches to sit outside, gardens to relax ... Something out of the ordinary," she explained.

For this reason, the veterinary surgeon contacted the Coordinator of the UniSALESIANO Architecture Course, prof. Giuliano Pincerato, looking for collaboration. “It was the first thing that came to mind. The UniSALESIAN has such a wealth of professionals and projects that I decided that the facade of the clinic would be done by some of them," she clarified.

Fabianna's request was immediately examined and satisfied by the teacher in a perspective that always tries to enhance multidisciplinarity. "It was the union of Veterinary with Architecture that made it possible to achieve the goal of adapting the space in the best possible way," said prof. Pincerato.

The person in charge of the project was the architect Mariana Rie Nonaka Yamaguchi, who graduated last year from the UniSALESIANO. In her work, the architect prepared a re-adaptation in the spaces of the clinic, which involved a reform of the rooms, their reorganization, the decor ... "This project was very useful for my final dissertation. It is enriching to leave the classroom and have contact with the client, it helps you to develop confidence. It was a sensational experience," said Mariana.

So now Fabianna has her own veterinary clinic where she can fulfill her dream of treating animals in an ethical, dignified and humane way - all traits, she stresses, - which have a lot to do with the training and formation she received at the UniSALESIANO. “It was wonderful to attend your dream faculty in a place that provides the student with attention to her practical experiences. For five years, in parallel with the theoretical lessons, I carried out internships which were very important for my learning and my career,” concludes the young professional.

For his part, the Director of the UniSALESIANO of Araçatuba, Fr Erondi Tamandaré, observes that some of the objectives of the courses in Architecture and Veterinary Medicine are, respectively, to design, create and cure - activities that truly express the vocation of man and of woman according to the plan of God, "the great architect and keeper of the universe".


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