11/09/1912 – 09/03/2000
Dr. Jack Boswell studied at Onderstepoort where he graduated with the degree BVsc in 1930. He left for England where he studied under illustrious persons before successfully undertaking his MRCVS examinations.
In 1936 he returned to Johannesburg where he established himself in a private practice, after being registered as a veterinarian. During this time most veterinarians were state-employed and it was hazardous to establish a private practice. From a humble start, he proved that the public is willing to pay for veterinary services of a high standard.
As a result of hard work and strict adherence to ethically correct behavior
towards both his clients and colleagues and the exemplary service he rendered to the animal industry as a whole, his practice grew. In 1949 Dr. Boswell installed the first X-ray apparatus installed in a private practice. He also pioneered the use of AI and a bull station was set up on his premises in Sandown.
His reputation as a practitioner extended over a large part of the country and assistance and partners soon joined him. Later many of them soon branched out on their own and established practices throughout the country. Dr. Boswell was always ready and willing to encourage, lead and inspire his colleagues in this
Dr. Boswell received a gold medal for distinguished service to the profession; this highest award of the SA Veterinary Association was presented to him at the
Annual General Meeting in October 1974.