Prof. Velamala Vaikunta Rao

Associate Dean
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Qualification : M.V.Sc., Ph.D.


Prof. Rao is presently working as Associate Dean, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Andhra Pradesh. Prof. Rao is associated with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate teaching as well as research in the field of Veterinary Medicine and has 20 international and 56 national publications in reputed journals. Prof. Rao has established Veterinary Cardiology referral clinic at NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram and College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati. He has completed three research projects and one DST project on hand. He was member of VCI inspection for three Veterinary Colleges, during 2015-2016. He acted as an Expert for selection committee for recruitment of Teaching Faculty in various Universities across South India. He organized two National Seminars, two National Workshops, two international conferences and five state level Workshops. He participated and presented research papers/ lead papers/ guest lectures and chaired sessions at numerous national conferences, workshops and seminars. He guided 11 M.V.Sc. students and 2 PhD students. He received Best Clinical Article Award for the year 2007, Dr. P. K. Das Gold Medal in the year 2013 and six best presentation awards in various ISVM national conferences. He received State Best Teacher Award for the year 2016 from Andhra Pradesh State government. He has published a text book on Essentials of Canine Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018. Prof. Rao is a founder president of Indian Society for Veterinary Cardiology. As a life member of various professional bodies including Indian Society for Advancement of Canine Practice, he has developed a strong professional network and has shared his professional knowledge and expertise with professional colleagues throughout India. Prof. Rao attended 15 days international training programme on “Advanced Clinical Training in Veterinary Cardiology” through the NAHEP at University of Georgia, Athens, USA from 02-04-2019 to 16-04-2019. He is a Life member of Various National and International Societies. He received Fellow of ISACP in the year 2020.