COSHOCTON -- The Animal Medical & Surgical Center of Coshocton is announcing the addition of Dr. Abdel Albalakousy as a staff veterinarian.

Dr. Albalakousy has been an employee of the practice since April 2006 while he completed the Foreign Veterinary Licensure Program.

Dr. Albalakousy completed his bachelor of science degree in veterinary medical science from Cairo University and obtained his veterinary licensure through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.

The Animal & Medical Surgical Center is a full service, large and small animal hospital, located on Airport Road, that is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Dr. Albalakousy resides in Coshocton with his wife, Jennifer, and their children.