Lord E.J.L Soulsby
Author of Helminths, Arthropods, & Protozoa of Domesticated Animals
This is to inform that Lord Soulsby passed away peacefully on 8th May 2017.
He was a regular visitor to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UPM in the 1980's. His enormous contributions to education and research in the field of Parasitology is very much appreciated. His book was and is still widely used by Veterinary students all over the world.
Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior
Ernest Jackson Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior was a British microbiologist and parasitologist. In 1990 he was made a Conservative life peer and sat in the House of Lords until his retirement in December 2015.
Born: June 23, 1926
Died: May 8, 2017 ( age 90)
Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, who has died aged 90, was veterinary surgeon to the Queen, an expert on parasites in pets, and the only member of his profession in the House of Lords.
A professor of animal pathology and former chairman of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Soulsby was an expert adviser to the government on animal welfare, science and technology, biotechnology and environmental issues and worked tirelessly for the welfare of animals both as a vet and as a campaigner.
In his career as a vet he chaired the British Veterinary Association’s ethics committee for many years and was patron of the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments. In the Lords he demanded that the government should introduce compulsory licences for pet owners and, as co-founder of Vets In Support of Change, helped lead the successful campaign to reform Britain’s 90-year-old quarantine.
In appreciation of a great Veterinary Parasitologist