Dr. O. Sobowale graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1992 with a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree, (DVM). The University of Ibadan is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles (8 kilometers) from the center of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It has over 12,000 students. In addition to the College of Medicine, there are now ten other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry.
After his graduation, he completed a three-year internship with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) in the United Kingdom. The PDSA is a veterinary charity in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin to provide care for sick and injured animals of the poor, it is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. The PDSA carries out more than one million free veterinary consultations a year, and is the largest private employer of fully qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in the UK.
Croydon Pet Hospital is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA was established in 1863 and is a not-for-profit association representing more than 81,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The mission of the Association is to improve animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession. The AVMA’s objective is to “advance the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture.”
In addition to the AVMA, Croydon is also a member of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). The MVMA plays a leading role in the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine in the Old Line State, (Maryland). From the mountains of Garrett County to the beaches of the Delmarva, veterinarians unite to further their professional and personal development.