Tom Aire

Tom Aire, DVM, PhD, FCVSN, FAS


Dr. Tom Aire is Professor of Anatomy, and has taught this subject in veterinary schools in many parts of the world. Dr. Aire came to St. George’s University as Professor and Course Director of Veterinary Anatomy II in July 2006, and served as Chair of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology from January 2007 to December 2014, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching from July 2008 until December 2014, and then Associate Dean of Academics from February 2015 until June 2018, when he retired from the position.

Dr. Aire earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ibadan, in collaboration with Kansas State University, and subsequently obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Ibadan. A foundation fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria (FCVSN) and a fellow of the prestigious Academy of Sciences of Nigeria (FAS), he did his postdoctoral studies in Sweden and the United States. He has been Visiting Professor to several universities, including but not limited to, the University of Illinois where he taught the equine anatomy course in 1983/84, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala in 2003. Dr. Aire was a rated scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and, indeed, was appointed the representative for veterinary and animal sciences in the rating body of that Foundation until 2006, when he relinquished the position on coming to SGU.

A reproductive biologist, Dr. Aire has trained several PhD degree and Master of Science degree students. He continues to train graduate students at SGU and overseas even as he devotes a considerable amount of time to writing invited reviews in journals and chapters in state-of-the-art reference books, in his area of specialty. Dr. Aire is Professor Emeritus of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.