Kassahun Asmare (Prof.)


He received his DVM and MSc in tropical vet epidemiology from Addis Ababa university faculty of veterinary medicine and his PhD from Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, department of food safety and infection biology in Veterinary Medicine and Science.

Over the last 22 years of his professional journey, he served the livestock sector at various capacities, including field veterinarian, animal health team leader, instructor, faculty dean, researcher, research adviser and senior consultant for national and international organizations. He has been contracted by, among others, Hawassa University, Ministry of Agriculture, ILRI, ICARDA, Ethiopian Veterinary Association, Tufts University East African Regional Office, and VSF Suisse. He has also served as regional deputy director for Ohio State University, global one health initiative (OSU, GOHi). Currently he is working for American University of Beirut, faculty of agriculture and food sciences.

Kassahun’s research mainly focuses on diseases affecting the productive and reproductive performance of dairy cattle and small ruminants. In this connection, he reported the presence, clinical relevance and epidemiology of Neospora caninum infection in dairy cattle for the first time in Ethiopia in his PhD work. Prof. Kassahun has authored and co-authored over 45 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals