Brooke Egypt at a Glance

1883/ Dorothy Gibson-Craig was born in Melrose, Scotland.

1926/ Dorothy married Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Brooke.

1930/ Dorothy Brooke arrived in Egypt with her husband-a major general in the British army.

1931/ Dorothy Brooke wrotea letter to the "Morning Post" urging the British public to help relieve the suffering of the thousands of ex-cavalry horses she encountered in Cairo.

1934/ Brooke hospital for animals was established in Egypt.

1936/ The first annual report.

1938/ The first shade shelter and water trough in Cairo.

1945/ Dr. Murad Ragheb became the first general manager for Brooke hospital for animals, Egypt. 

1953/ The first Egyptian President Mohamed Nageeb visited Brooke-Cairo. 

1955/ Dorothy Brooke died and was buried in Cairo.

1961/ Brooke expanded into Alexandria region of Egypt.

1966/ Brooke expanded into Luxor region of Egypt.

1979/ Egypt's First Lady Mrs. Jehan Saddat visited Brooke Hospital in Cairo.  

1982/ Brooke's first mobile clinic in Cairo.

1986/ Dr. Murad Ragheb received Honorary Medal of HM Queen Elizabeth for his sublime efforts.  

1987/ A first lady vet was hired in Cairo.  

1988/ Brooke expanded into Aswan region of Egypt.

1992/ Brooke expanded into Edfu region of Egypt.

1995/ Prince Charles visited Brooke-Luxor.

2000/ Brooke expanded into Marsa Matrouh region of Egypt.

2004/ Brooke notified the governmental authorities about the outbreak of Equine Flu in Egypt.

2006/ Prince Charles visits Brooke-Cairo, in celebration of 70 years anniversary. 

2006/ Brooke expanded into Mansoura region of Egypt. 

2011/ Brooke rescued the tourist working equine at Pyramids area, Luxor, Edfu and Aswan after January 25 revolution.

2013/ The Veterinary Union branch in Cairo honored Brooke-Egypt, in recognition of our role and efforts in serving the veterinary profession over the past 80 years. 

2013-2014/ Brooke-Egypt along with other animal welfare organizations presented an animal welfare article to the Constituent Assembly for amending the Egyptian Constitution, for the first time in the Middle East.

2014/ Brooke-Egypt 80th anniversary celebration, attended by Ms. Ann & Mr. Richard Searight (grandsons of Mrs. Brooke).

2015/ Mr. & Mrs. Lush, the fourth generation of Mrs. Dorothy Brooke’s family, visited Brooke-Cairo.

2016/ Brig. Hassan Sami, the former general manager who entered the computer system in Brooke-Egypt, died at 77. 

2016/ Brooke-Egypt was recognized by The Regional Union of NGOs and Civil Institutions for our constant efforts in supporting the community development.

2017/ Brooke-Egypt appointed Mr. Mohamed El-Nawawy as general manger.