Dr Smriti Rekha Dutta

Programme Director, JBF(INDIA)TRUST

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What do you do?

My responsibilities include: 
Work under the supervision of Chief Functionary and Managing Trustee; To develop Project plans and project schedule; To maintain and assist staff for proper project documentation; Facilitate and co-ordinate along with Government functionaries – Municipalities and Organizations; Frequent travel and interaction with state, central and private organizations for uplifting the organization; Expand and give support platform (network) in North Eastern region of India.

Why did you choose this field?

During my School days I liked horse riding very much and although I wanted to be Doctor, I have preferred Vet School for it. I was the first lady post-graduate in Veterinary Surgery and Radiology from Assam Agricultural University, College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam.
Since the very beginning of my career I have been actively engaged with social development sector through professional activities. I have been contributing to the sphere of welfare of the animals as well as mankind to a great extent. Besides associated with the organization as Programme Director , I am also acting as lead Veterinarian and a Small Animal Surgeon.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

As a Small Animal Surgeon & Clinician at Hiyaa’s (Clinic and Surgical Centre for pets), I would like to transform it into a beautiful busy Vet Polyclinic with all the hitech facilities of a Diagnostic laboratory and Operation Theatre. Next I want to achieve is my organizations dream project i.e. JIRAW(JBF’s Integrated Research Centre For Animal Welfare)to be complete which is still under construction.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Ideas & Inspiration, improving employee's skills and motivations

Best advice for next generation?

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Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"Where there is a Will, there is a Way"

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