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Top Dog: Srinand Sreevatsan Appointed Dean of University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

Top Dog: Srinand Sreevatsan Appointed Dean of University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

  • The accomplished scholar has served in leadership positions at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota.

The University of Missouri has appointed Srinand ‚ÄúSri‚ÄĚ Sreevatsan as dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, effective Aug. 1. The Indian American is currently the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, where he also has served as professor and chair of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. 

In a statement, Sreevatsan said he‚Äôs ‚Äúexcited‚ÄĚ with his appointment. Noting that he‚Äôs ‚Äúpassionate about higher education, innovation and the delivery of outstanding clinical service,‚ÄĚ he said he ‚Äúwill spend the first weeks of my time learning about the values and vision of Mizzou‚Äôs leadership and its community of stakeholders.‚ÄĚ He looks forward ‚Äúto working with these groups collaboratively to build transformative programs to benefit society,‚ÄĚ he added. 

According to University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Martens ‚ÄúSreevatsan is an accomplished scholar with a passion for veterinary medicine and research initiatives that contribute to the health of animals, humans, and the environment.‚ÄĚ

Sreevatsan previously spent seven years as the director of graduate studies for the veterinary medicine program at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of nearly 200 scholarly publications, holds leadership roles in the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture and is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in veterinary medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He holds a master’s degree in public health (epidemiology) and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.

(Top photo, MU CVM / X)

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