P.J.J. Fourie obtained his MRCVS in Dublin in 1919 as one of a group of students selected by the South African government for training in veterinary science abroad, before training facilities were established in South Africa. He first saw service as Government Veterinary Officer at Grootfontein, Onderstepoort and Vryburg, before settling at Onderstepoort as a lecturer in pharmacology. He also lectured in pathology, medicine and pathological physiology. In 1931 he obtained the degree Dr.Med.Vet. at Utrecht, with a thesis on The haematology and pathology of Haemonchosis in sheep. Later he became Professor in milk and meat hygiene at Onderstepoort, in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1960. He also served as Dean of the Veterinary Faculty for many years. He contributed to, and published on a wide range of veterinary problems, including pioneering studies on congenital porphyrinuria (pink tooth) in cattle. (Source: S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science)
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senior lecturer at UP for 7 years, head of Department at UP for 17 years and Veterinary Council for 3 years.