S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Killick, Mr Thomas Alexander (veterinary science)

Born: 1853, Place not known.
Died: 24 June 1906, Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England.

Thomas Alexander Killick qualified as a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) of Edinburgh in 1878. On 30 October 1878 he was appointed as veterinary surgeon on probation in the Veterinary Department of the British military. The next year he was on active service with his regiment in Natal during the Anglo-Zulu War. His work during this time formed the basis of his "Clinical notes on the South African horse-sickness", published in the Veterinary Journal (Vol. 11, p. 312-320) in 1880.

List of sources:
Curson, H.H. Matters of veterinary interest, 1795-1881. Journal of the South African Veterinary Medical Association, 1935, Vol. 6, pp. 78-107, 196-218, 274-296 (see p. 282).

Posthumus, P.J. An index of veterinarians in South Africa (4th ed., 2 vols). Pietermaritzburg: P.J. Posthumus, 1982.

Veterinary Department. The London Gazette, 29 October 1878, p. 5667. Retrieved from https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/24637/page/5776/data.pdf on 2018-3-15.

Compiled by: C. Plug