Obituary C. Desbois

Published by February 16, 2023 10:57 pm

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Christophe Desbois, our esteemed colleague and friend from the French Veterinary School of Alfort. Christophe was one of the first academic faculty in Veterinary Anaesthesia in France and we all have fond memories of him, as a lecturer, as a colleague and, most of all, as a lovely individual. From our first steps in veterinary anaesthesia as student (Delphine), intern (Gwen) or young anaesthesia lecturers until more recent interactions as academics, Christophe has undoubtedly marked our professional journeys with both his passion for anaesthesia and his kindness.

Christophe participated in the development of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia in France, he was involved in the creation of the French association 4A-Vet and the so-called pain scale. His teaching skills and willingness to transmit his knowledge were an example for us. 

Among all the aspects of teaching and practicing veterinary anaesthesia, Christophe was very passionate about ventilation modes and monitoring. He was a pioneer in designing software programs to collect and transform data and use them for didactic purposes. His creativity was limitless and an inspiration for us. 

Christophe leaves two daughters, his partner, his sister and his niece, our thoughts are with them at this very sad time. Veterinary anaesthesia has lost one of its most passionate advocates, he will be sorely missed.  

Gwenola Touzot-Jourde, Delphine Holopherne-Doran, Stéphane Junot

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