ask theory, veterinary science, veterinary medicine, ibarra ariel poliquit

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 107: Mga Beterinaryo: Tunay Na Doktor Ba, O Hindi?

Dr. Ibarra Ariel Poliquit is a licensed veterinarian with extensive experience in feline-specific veterinary care. He served as the Medical Director of the Cat Clinic, the first feline-specific veterinary practice in the Philippines. He is also a lecturer at De La Salle Araneta University.

We talked about the importance of specialization in veterinary medicine, the challenges of being a veterinarian in the Philippines, why veterinarians tend to be underappreciated, misconceptions about owning pets, the two sides of the “Adopt, don’t shop” argument, and more.

How to contact Dr. Ariel:

  • Email: banzpoliquit@yahoo.com
  • Facebook: fb.com/banzpoliquit

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 107 here:


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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.