7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference
of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association

3rd - 7th March, 2019

NIANP, Bangalore India

Chief Guest & Inaugural Speaker

Dr. Mark Schipp

Vice President, OIE

Invited Speakers

Dr. David J. Mellor

Foundation Director, Animal Welfare Science and Bioethical Centre, Massey University, New Zealand

Prof. Donald Broom

Prof. of Animal Welfare, Univ. of Cambridge

Dr. Birte L Nielsen

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

To be confirmed

Dr. Shane Ryan

President, WSAVA, Singapore

Dr. Robert Johnson

Past President, Australian Veterinary Association

Prof. John Gaughan

Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia

Dr. Vijay Pal Singh

Deputy Director, FSSAI, Govt. of India

Dr. Gad Baneth

Chairman, WSAVA, Israel

Dr. Balamurugan Ramadass

Assistant Professor, AIIMS, India

Dr. Charles Edward Rupprecht II


Dr. Henry Magwisha

Secretary, Tanzania, CVA

Dr. Mushtaq Memon

Executive Director, World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Sachin Kumar

Associate Prof., Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati

Prof. P. K. Shukla

Registrar & Dean Post Graduate Studies, Veterinary University, DUVASU

Dr. Srini Kaveri

Director of Research INSERM, Paris, Director, CNRS Bureau in India, Embassy of France, New Delhi

Dr. Anthony Fooks

Lead Scientist for International Development, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), UK

Dr. Prathmesh Deshmukh

World Association of Traditional Chinese Vet Med (WATCVM), India

Dr. D. H. Ashwath Narayana

Professor & Head, Department of Community Medicine, KIMS

Dr. Jeff Cave

Programme Director, Australia, CVA

Dr. Placid E. D'Souza

Dean, Vet. College, KVAFSU, Bengaluru

Dr. Shrikrishna Isloor

VMC, VCH, Bengaluru

Dr. S. B. Barbuddhe

Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

Prof. Nat Waran

Professor One Welfare and Executive Dean, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Dr. Nataraju S. M.

Veterinary Consultant, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Delhi

Dr. T. G. Nagaraja

Professor, Microbiology, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Olatunji Nasir

Medical Director & Chief Executive Officer, Truthmiles Animal Hospitals Limited

Dr. Reeta S. Mani

Additional Professor, Department of Neurovirology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research in Rabies, NIMHANS

Dr. Ian Douglas

Director & Chair, Vets Beyond Borders, Australia

Dr. Jeyaraja

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College

Dr. P. Sridevi

Professor, Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College

Dr. Nitish C. Debnath

Senior Technical Advisor-One, Health and Veterinary Education, FAO, Bangladesh

Dr. Rebeca García Pinillos

President, Association of Government Vets & Founder, One Welfare Community Interest Company

Dr. Michael Cockram

Chair, Animal Welfare, Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre & Professor, Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College

Dr. Nagendra R. Hegde

Scientist – G, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad

Prof. Nicola Lacetera

Professor, Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences, University of Tuscia, Italy

Dr. Andrew Fisher

Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre, Melbourne

Dr. Gyanendra Gongal

Technical Officer, National Action Plans and Core Capacity Building Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR, WHO (SEARO)

Dr. M. Mohamed Essa

Associate Professor of Nutrition, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Dr. Raghavendra Amachawadi

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, USA

Dr. B. Manjunath

Chief Veterinary Officer of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru, India.

Dr. Zeev Noga

Deputy Executive Director, World Veterinary Association

Dr. Veerasamy Sejian

Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bangalore, India

Prof. Cathy Dwyer

Animal Behaviour and Welfare, SRUC & Director, Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh

Dr. Graeme Martin

Professor (Chair), UWA

Dr. Tanya Stephens

President, Animal Welfare Chapter, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science, President of AVAWE (AVA), Chair, Animal Welfare Trust (AVA), Executive Member of AVCB (AVA)

Prof. Michael Appleby

Professor, University of Plymouth and Scotland's Rural College

Dr. Nammalwar Sriranganathan

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Professor of Microbiology, Director, Center for One Health Research, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary medicine, Virginia Tech

Dr. F. William Pierson

Professor Emeritus, Biosecurity and Infection Control, Clinical Specialist, Poultry Health, Department of Population Health Sciences, Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech

Dr. Kallahalli Umesh

Member, European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, AiSVD, ISVM & BSAVA

Prof. Paul A. Iji

Dean, College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry at the Fiji National University, Koronivia Campus, Fiji Islands

Dr. Nienke Endenburg

Member, Dutch Council for Animal Affairs, Co-chair, Professional Wellness Group of WSAVA, Member, Animal Welfare Guidelines Committee

Ms. Rebecca Sommerville

Behaviour Officer, Post Adoption Support at Dogs Trust, Development Officer, International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), Trustee, The Humane League, UK

Dr. Ian Dacre

Deputy Regional Manager, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP), Bangkok

Dr. Pawan Singh

Head, Livestock Production Management Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

Dr. Tajunnisa M.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College, Vinobanagar KVAFSU, Shivamogga

Prof. Michael Friend

President, Australian Society of Animal Production

Mr. Leopoldo H. Stuardo Escobar

In-charge, Animal welfare activities, OIE Terrestrial and Aquatic Animal Health Code

Prof. M. Narayana Bhat

Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex, Veterinary College, KVASU, Hebbal, Bangalore

Prof. Mohamed Nadeem Fairoze

Professor & Head, Department of Livestock Products Technology (LPT) at Veterinary College, Hebbal, Bangalore

Dr. Shiwani Tandel

Owner, Exotic Animal Practice, Mumbai, Committee Member, Great Indian Bustard Conservation Programme for Maharashtra

Dr. Sydney Moise

Professor of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Department of Clinical Sciences Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Dr. James Flanders

Associate Professor, Section of Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Dr. Roly Owers

Veterinary Surgeon, Chief Executive, World Horse Welfare

Dr. Emma Hales

International Programme, Equine Welfare Projects, World Horse Welfare

Dr. Letha Devi G.

Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangaluru

Dr. P. K. Malik

Senior Scientist, ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangaluru

Prof. S. Ramkumar

Dean, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry

Dr. K. Satyanarayana

Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Extension Education, Associate Director, Research at the Veterinary college, KVAFSU

Dr. D. Rathnamma

Professor and Head, Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College, KVAFSU


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