PROFILE OF DR. DERRICK ADU ASARE
Dr. Derrick Adu Asare is the best graduating DVM student for the class of 2022 with an FGPA of 3.65. He attended Aggrey Memorial Senior High School from 2006 to 2009 where he pursued Agricultural Science (Animal Husbandry option). He obtained a first degree in Bsc. Dairy and Meat Science and Technology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from 2010 to 2014; and graduated as the best student of the programme with first class honours. He served as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Animal Science-KNUST from 2014 to 2015.
With his unflinching love for animal health and medicine, he applied to pursue the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghana (SVM-UG) in 2017 when he was admitted. He was adjudged the Overall Best Student during the White Coat Ceremony in his fourth year (DVM3) and awarded with the best student in key courses including Veterinary Gross Anatomy, Veterinary Histology, Veterinary Embryology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology and Veterinary Biochemistry.
Dr. Adu Asare also served in various leadership portfolios within the School of Veterinary Medicine and in his religious denomination. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Students’ Association (GVMSA-UG) for the 2019/2020 academic year. He again became the President of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Students’ Association (GVMSA-UG) for the 2020/2021 and part of the 2021/2022 academic years. He also served as the Head Usher, 2nd Deputy Organising Secretary and Head of the Quality Control Committee for PENSA-Legon in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years respectively.
Dr. Derrick Adu Asare is passionate about being a well-trained veterinary surgeon and public health expert who will be relevant in providing quality healthcare to animals, as well as ensuring the development, progression and promotion of Veterinary Medicine in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. He seeks to do so through rigorous scientific research, effective leadership and impartation of knowledge acquired to the development of animal health, public safety and the one health concept.
He is currently a house officer at the KNUST Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Kumasi as well as a poultry farmer. In addition, his drive for research has led him to establish and register a Research Consultancy (ie. ASAP Educational Consultancy Services) which he doubles as the Managing Director and the Chief Researcher.