Books donation from Dr Daniel Sackey to the School of Veterinary Medicine

 

A retired veterinarian and author, Dr Daniel Sackey donated 10 copies of his book “Dog care” and some books on parrots, macaws and exotic birds to the School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Basic and Applied Sciences on 13 January 2015 as part of his 71st birthday celebrations.

The books were received by the Dean, Professor Paa Kobina Turkson together with the former dean, Professor George Aning. Prof Sackey was accompanied by his wife Prof Brigid Sackey of the Centre for Social Policy studies, two of his children and a private veterinarian and Director of the Tema Animal Hospital, Dr Andy Quarcoopome.

Dr Sackey said the donation was his contribution to veterinary education in Ghana and to a profession that had provided him with his livelihood for most part of his life.

The dean, Prof P K Turkson, was grateful for the kind donation and said there were plans in place for a mentorship programme for the veterinary students to be paired with experienced veterinarians such as Dr Sackey to guide the students in the art and science of the veterinary profession.

This, he indicated, would inculcate professionalism in the students even before graduation. The former dean, Prof G K Aning thanked Dr Sackey for his immense contribution of the practice of veterinary medicine in Ghana.