Dr. Ravindra Sharma, Associate Director of Research and Associate Dean of the Graduate Studies Program at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently recognized for his lifelong contribution to veterinary pathology with the prestigious Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Award at their 31st Annual Conference held in Gujarat, India. The award recognizes Dr. Sharma’s initiative and contributions to the field, as well as to the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP) and its journal, the Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology (IJVP).
The conference, attended by an estimated 300 veterinary pathologists from India, Nigeria, Korea, and Grenada, offered an opening session where Dr. Sharma delivered a lead paper on “Surveillance of Toxoplasma gondii in Grenada, West Indies”, a project he worked on with several other SGU faculty members.
“I see the growth of the IAVP and IJVP and I’m very pleased to see the successes and strides they both have made over the years,” said Dr. Sharma. “I am very proud to receive this award.”
Dr. Sharma was a founding member of the IAVP in 1972, and the IJVP in 1974. Currently, the IAVP caters to veterinary pathologists from various veterinary and animal husbandry institutions and holds annual conventions and symposia on issues affecting veterinary medicine in India. The IJVP quarterly publication has also grown to become one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in India, with close to 40 volumes. Dr. Sharma continues to be active in the IJVP and serves on its review board.