With great sadness we have to announce the passing away of Professor (Honorary) Wolfgang (J) Jöchle at the age of 86 on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at home in Manahawkin, N.J.(USA).
Wolfgang Jöchle (W.J.),graduated in 1952 from the LM University in
Munich, Germany , and received his Dr. med. vet. in 1953. In his professional life, he combined involvement in basic research in animal reproduction with the development of new drugs and techniques for the control of animal reproduction, especially in dogs and cats, female and male. In 1963, he developed a contraceptive pill for pets, which was on the European market for many years. He held academic appointments (
He was a Diplomate of the
He's or was - a member of more than twenty learned societies and professional associations from around the globe; he has been involved in nearly as many countries, directing R and D with a wide variety of novel animal health products. Many made it to the market. He taught “Clinical Endocrinology of Reproduction” at the
He was elected Honorary Member of the European Veterinary Society for Small Animal Reproduction.
Prof. Jöchle concentrated his efforts on novel approaches to contraception in pets and wildlife.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Maria Eva Frank Jochle; his brother, Manfred Jochle; two nieces, Yvonne and Helen, and two great-nephews and one great-niece.
He will be dearly missed by all his colleagues.
During the last EVSSAR meeting in Toulouse (July 2013), three new Board members have been elected : Prof. Sabine Schäffer-Somi from Austria, Dr.Sandra Goericke-Pesch from Germany and Dr.Andrea Münnich from Germany.
The New Board with Past-President, Professor Wojciech Nizanski and Past-Secretary, Dr. Tom Rijsselaere.
During the same congress, three awards have been won for Best Poster and Best Short Communication:
Best Short Communication : Marta Gotowiecka and Hanna Mila
Best Poster : Hanna Mila
Past event : 16th EVSSAR congress, Toulouse (France), July 5th and 6th
New research grants available !
- Physiology and Clinics of Reproduction of Carnivores
- Biotechnologies for Assisted Reproduction in Carnivores
- Oocytes and Embryos
- Mammary pathology and tumor