Just a few days before the start of the spring semester, Russian aggression began in Ukraine. Our students also perceive tragic events and are not indifferent. Since the beginning of the spring semester, many students have been very active in helping to care for Ukrainian refugees in the Košice detention camp. "We are international students and we are very concerned about the tragedy that has befallen the Ukrainian people," said Lucie Busnel, a veterinary student from France. The students mainly helped in the preparation of sandwiches and baguettes, in the purchase of food and hygiene supplies for Ukrainians in need.
Students of many nationalities gathered for this volunteer work. "Some students have launched a donation campaign among their relatives. This initiative worked relatively well, as almost 1,300 euros were raised among French students alone. We are pleased with the understanding, enthusiasm and generosity of UVLF students," added Lucie Busnel.
Veterinary medicine students are constantly interested in the situation right on the border. They are very interested in helping with the care of pets coming to our territory, with the registration of animals, verification of vaccines and microchips, temporary housing of animals. For future veterinarians, this is an irreplaceable practical experience brought about by current reality.
We sincerely and wholeheartedly thank all the students, educators, researchers and university staff who are helping to mitigate the effects of the crisis in Ukraine in any way. We value your attitude, we appreciate the humanity, empathy and kindness with which you perceive the difficult situation of our closest neighbors.