Science alumnus places third in August 2021 veterinarian licensure boards

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College of Science alumnus Justin Joseph Gaña landed in third place after posting an 83.96 percent score in the August 2021 veterinarian licensure examination.

Gaña finished Biology in the UST — College of Science in 2016. He later pursued a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at De La Salle University — Araneta.

He followed Gabriel Comota III with 85.36 percent and Carmela Marie Lizares with 84.5 percent, both from the University of the Philippines — Los Baños, at first and second place, respectively.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, the national passing rate of the examination was at 38.33-percent, with 276 out of 720 examinees qualifying the boards.

No top-performing schools were announced, as none of the universities qualified in the requirement of having at least 20 takers to be considered.

The test was held on August 4 to 6 while Metro Manila was still under General Community Quarantine with heightened and additional restrictions. It was also held in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legazpi and Tuguegarao.

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