Memorial – Prof. Dr. Farouk EL-Dessouky 1933-2016

It is with great sorrow that the WVA received the message that Prof. Dr. Farouk EL-Dessouky, WVA Councillor for the Middle East and North Africa, passed away on 10th March 2016 at age 83 in Egypt.

Prof. Dr. Farouk EL-Dessouky was a member of the WVA Council since 2011 and the President of the Egyptian Veterinary Medical Association.

Prof. Dr. Farouk EL-Dessouky had an impressive veterinary professional career, involving many positions and countries. He was a FAO UN representative and consultant for the Middle East region since 1987. He was a Professor Emeritus of Theriogenology in Cairo University since 1996. Prof EL-Dessouky was involved in the work of numerous veterinary and animal-related associations and also functioned as a consultant in Ministry of Agriculture of Egypt. He published two books on artificial insemination technique and more than 100 scientific papers.

Prof. Dr. Farouk EL-Dessouky was not only a very committed veterinarian, but also a very kind and friendly person. He leaves a huge void and he will be truly missed by his family and his many colleagues and friends around the world.

WVA’s thoughts are with Farouk’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad moment.