Veterinary Medicine and Conservation Practice – A perspective
Presented by Dr Guha Dharmarajan, Dr Gowri Mallapur, Dr Sreejith Radhakrishnan, Dr Arun Zachariah & Dr Sridhar Ramaswamy
Conservation practitioners work hard to protect wild animals and wild places. Without trained veterinarians in the team their job is much more difficult. The workshops aims to provide perspectives in different aspects of veterinary work that range from hands-on work with endangered species, disease ecology, post mortem examinations and sampling and providing rapid response to conservation emergencies.
We believe it is important for veterinarians to work with and educate people who live and work in the animals’ natural range. This workshop introduces and provides people with extra skills, and contributes to thinking of sustainable, long-term solutions for preserving endangered species.
We hope to look towards an eco-health alliance and to improve the relationship between wild animals and the people with whom they share their world.
Dr Guha Dharmarajan
Department of Biological Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research – Kolkatta
Dr Gowri Mallapur
Onsite Veterinarian and Assistant Director
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust/ Centre for Herpetology
Dr Sreejith Radhakrishnan
Dr Arun Zachariah
Assistant Forest Veterinarian
Kerala Forest Department
Dr Sridhar Ramaswamy
Professor and HOD
Department of Pathology
Madras Veterinary College