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Office of the Director Basic Veterinary Medicine Clinical Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karla Georges

Director School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Location: Building #50

Telephone: 645-3232 ext 4213, 4322



I am the Director of the School of Veterinary Medicine and an epidemiologist in the area  veterinary public health and molecular detection of arthropod transmitted haemopathogens


  • BSc. (UWI)

  • DVM (UWI)

  • MSc ( Utrecht)

  • PhD (UWI)

Research Interests:

  • Data analysis, food safety, molecular detection of arthropod transmitted haemopathogens , veterinary public health and ethnoveterinary research

Professional Experience:

  • President: Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Association (TTVA) ( 2015 – 2017)

  • OIE National Focal Point Animal Production and Food Safety ( Sept 2015 – present)

Courses Taught:

  • VETM 3008 - Veterinary Epidemiology,
  • VETM 3009 - Veterinary Public Health Zoonoses and Preventive Medicine,
  • VETM 3017 - Food Hygiene. Veterinary Research projects
  • VETM 5403 - Veterinary Public Health Ambulatory Clinics

Graduate students:

  • Candice Sant (MPhil, Veterinary Clinical Medicine). A prospective study of transplacental transmission of equine piroplasmosis in thoroughbred horses in Trinidad

  • Corrine Wong (MPhil, Veterinary Parasitology) Molecular diagnosis of Sarcoptes scabiei on domestic animals.



  1. Georges K, Ezeokoli CD. Seepersadsingh N, Lambie N, Rastogi L, Ryan J. Diptee M, Adesiyun A. Serological and subclinical evidence of Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium paratuberculosis ) in water buffalo (Bubaolus bubalis) on two farms in Trinidad . West Indian Veterinary Journal 2013 ISSN:2223-2133.

  2. Singh S, Asgarali Z, Georges K, Diptee M, King K, Hosein S. A Serological Investigation of Bovine Leukaemia Virus at a model farm at the University Field Station, Trinidad West Indian Veterinary Journal 2014

  3. Mark-Carew MP, Adesiyun AA, Basu A, Georges K, Pierre T, Tilitz S, Wade SE, Mohammed HO Characterization of Giardia duodenalis infections in dogs in Trinidad and Tobago Veterinary Parasitology 2013 02/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.01.023

  4. Pooran A, Seepersadsingh N, Georges K and Adesiyun A. Evaluation of the bacteriological quality of ice cream sold in Trinidad. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment Vol. 10 (2): 39-45. 2012

  5. Georges K, Ezeokoli CD, Auguste T, Seepersad N, Pottinger A, Sparagano O, Tasker S. A comparison of real-time PCR and reverse line blot hybridization in detecting feline haemoplasmas of domestic cats and an analysis of risk factors associated with haemoplasma infections. BMC Veterinary Research 2012, 8: 103, DOI 10.1186/1746-6148/8/103.

  6. Georges K., Ezeokoli CD, Pargass I., Sparagano O, d’Abadie R and Yabsley MJ. A case of transplacental transmission of Theileria equi in a foal in Trinidad. Veterinary Parasitology 2011 Feb 10,175(3-4):363-6 [Epub ahead of print 2010 Oct 20].