John Borthwick biography: John Dowie Borthwick was a veterinary surgeon based in Cape Colony, South Africa.
John Borthwick Biography, Age, Education, Background.
John Borthwick was born on 31st October, 1867 in Kirkliston, Scotland.
John Borthwick pursued veterinary medicine at the Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
John Borthwick began his career in 1889 as the first assistant to Duncan Hutcheon, Colonial Veterinary Surgeon to the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa. In 1892, he joined Alexander Edington in his laboratory as his assistant in Grahamstown. He served as Assistant Veterinary Surgeon in Cape Town and was promoted to the post of Chief Veterinary Surgeon in 1906. He focused in finding a prophylaxis for lamsiekte in cattle.
John Borthwick was married to Elizabeth Edith Walton.
John Borthwick died on 18th June, 1936 in Pretoria, South Africa.