He is a veterinarian who has been ingenious enough to develop a viable enterprise in south-east Nigeria, and even bagging business management degrees along the way. Young veterinarians and agropreneurs should endeavor to learn from him.
Meet Dr. Albert
SOWUNMI A. Albert
I graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. I also have a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Imo State University (IMSU).
Hobbies and Interests
I love to travel and meet people
Profession and Place of work
I am self-employed veterinarian based in Enugu and my business is focused on poultry farmers in the south-east and south-south region of Nigeria. I consult for poultry farms and also trade in poultry and poultry farm products/materials. Previously, I worked with Chi Limited (Ajanla Farms).
Impact of what you do on animal health
As an avian medical consultant, I ensure that poultry farmers do the right things with regards to biosecurity and avian health. These include ensuring that they collect birds from good hatcheries with healthy birds, ensuring that vaccines are collected from good source, that vaccines cold chains are not broken and that vaccines and drugs are well administered. My business also renders after-sales services to poultry farmers to enable them remains in business. We also ensuring farmers equally have access to quality feed additives at a competitive price so that they are not swindled by unreliable products from crooked marketers and companies. I also help the farmers make maximum profit from their farms without compromising health of the birds, human and environment.
In the nearest future, I plan to have a quality control laboratory for post-mortem and analysis of feed additives.
Advice for aspiring professionals
With veterinary profession you can reach and go beyond the skies. Vet is so wide with many branches to choose and focus on, so you can be what you want to be and you can never be poor. Remember to be focus on your strength in the profession and be consistent. Get something doing and you can never be wretched.