The University of the West Indies

Dr. Lakshmanan Nagarajan

Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesiology

 

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

Location: Building #50

Telephone: 645-3232 ext 4338

Email: Lakshmanan.Nagarajan@sta.uwi.edu



Profile:

I am a small animal soft tissue surgeon and an anaesthesiologist, currently working as an anaesthesiologist in the school of Veterinary Medicine, UWI.

Qualification:

  • B.V.Sc
  • M.V.Sc.
  • Ph.D

Research Interests:

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Anaesthetic management of critically ill animals
  • Nerve blocks in small animals                                                                     

 


Professional Experience:

  • 27 years in teaching, research and clinical work

Courses Taught:

VETM 4003 – ANAESTHESIOLOGY – UWI

All courses in surgery, Radiology and Anaesthesiology at Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University


Awards:

  • TAMIL NADU SCIENTIST AWARD – 2004 – for the contribution in the field of Veterinary Sciences given by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. India
  • COMMENDATION certifiacate for performing a lifesaving surgery on an ailing circus Hippopotamus given by People for Animals & ATRA/Gruppo di Studio Sulle Tradizioni Diolente, Italy. 2006.
  • Best paper award (Orthopaedic session) – for the article entitled Arthroscopic Evaluation of stifle joints in dogs presented at the National symposium of Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery,Jabalpur – 2004
  • Best clinical case award (Small animal Surgery Session)– for the article entitled Two stage surgical management of Gastric dilatation and Volvulus in a Great Dane presented at the National symposium of Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Pant Nagar. – 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation – for contribution in pet animal surgery – Lion’s club of Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India – 2002
  • Certificate of  Appreciation – for good attainment and active group participation in short course in Diaphragmatic Herniorrhaphy – Hisar – 1995
  • The Madras kennel club medal –  for best performance in M.V.Sc – 1988
  • Certificate of appreciation (Small Animal Surgery Session) for the paper entitled Extra capsular Cataract Extraction in a Cow at the National Symposium on Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, IVRI , 2005.
  • Appreciation Certificate (Orthopaedic surgery session) – for the article entitled Management of ipsilateral fractures of metacarpus with circular external fixator and metatarsal with PVC splints in a calf.  National symposium of Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery.  2006.
  • Best paper presentation award (Small Animal Surgery Session) for the article entitled Urethrostomy in dogs: a five years (2000=2005) clinical report at the National Symposium on Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Bidar , 2006.
  • Best paper presentation award (Anaesthesiology session) for the article entitled Vaporizer setting for Isoflurane and its economics for maintenance of anaesthesia for gelding in horses at the National Symposium on Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Ludhiana , 2009.
  • Best paper presentation award (Small Animal Surgery Session) for the article entitled Digital photography as an aid for diagnosis and teaching of veterinary ophthalmology: Basic principles and a few case studies at the National Symposium on Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Ludhiana, 2009.
  • Best student clinical case presentation award (as a guide) for the article entitled Surgical management of Vaginal Hyperplasia and prolapse in a bitch at the TANUVAS – Mars International India Companion Animal Clinical Case Presentation Conference organized by TANUVAS and Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, USA. 2009
  • Best paper presentation award (Small Animal Surgery Session) for the article entitled Perineal Herniorrhaphy in dogs: a five year clinical experience at the National Symposium on Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery, Pondicherry, 2010
  • Letter of Appreciation for the service to animal health care from the Honorable Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of India  Mr.Harish Rawat.
  • Best clinical case presentation award  TANUVAS- MARS International India Companion Clinical Case Conference- Madras Veterinary College, Chennai. 2009.
  1. First  prize in TANUVAS - Mars international India farm and Companion Animal Clinical Case Management Competition- 2013
  2. First prize – Best clinical case presentation in Veterinary Surgery and Radiology (2012-13) Department of Clinics -2013, Madras Veterinary College.
  3.  Gold medal for presentation of the paper entitled Neo-Adjuvant chemotherapy and surgical oncology protocols for the management of cutaneous tumours in 20 dogs – Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery-  Gujarat, 2012.
  • Best student clinical case presentation award (as a guide) for the article entitled Esophagomyotomy in a dog at TANUVAS – 6th  International clinical case conference for next generation veterinarians to face challenges in clinical practice. 2014.
  • Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery Fellow (FISVS) award for the contribution to the Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery. 2015

Publications:

  • L.Nagarajan, R.Surehkumar, C.Ramani and K.Ameerjan 2009 Two stage surgical management of gastric dilatation and volvulus in dogs.  Ind.Vet.J.  86.  475-477
  • D.Suresh, L.Nagarajan, R.Sureshkumar and C.Balachandran.  2007.  Otoscopic findings in canine otitis externa and otitis media.  Ind.Vet.J.  84:  746-747.
  • L.Nagarajan, C,.Ramani,Syam.K.Venugopal, Reji Vargheese, V.Coumarane,  R.Sureshkumar and K.Ameerjan.  2005.  Torsion of Spermatic cord and seminoma associated with retained testis in a dog.  Ind.Vet.J. 82:  210
  • L.Nagarajan, R.Sureshkumar, K.Ameerjan and Shiva shankar.  2004.  Scrotal urethrostomy for the management of penile trauma in a dog.  Indian.Vet.J. 73:
  • L.Nagarajan, R.Suresh kumar, C.Ramani, K.V.Syam, and K. Ameerjan 2004 Surgical management of chronic thoracic oesophageal foreign body in a dog Indian J.Vet. Surg 25 (1) 62
  • C.Ramani, R.Jayaprakash, L.Nagarajan, D.Dilip kumar,  W.P.Archibald David and N.N.Balasubramanian.  2001.  Para prostatic cyst in a dog-  A case report.  Indian.Vet.J.  78:  927-928.
  • L.Nagarajan, V.Ramasamy, N.Rajendran and R.Ganesh.  2000.  A case of persistent hymen and its surgical correction in a bitch – a report.  J.Vet.Anim.Sci.  31: 81 – 82.
  • B.J.William, K.Ameerjan, L.Nagarajan, R.S.George, A.Jayaraj, G.D.J.Rao, S.Dharmaceelan and W.P.A.David.  2000.  Chlorpromazine-Thiopentone sodium and xylazine-Ketamine anaesthesia for castration in horses.  Cheiron.  29:  51-53.
  • S.Senthikumar, A.Kumaresan, S.Kathivel, k.Jayakumar, S.Dharmaceelan, N.Rajendiran and L.Nagarajan. 2009.  Anaesthetic management for transpalpebral exenteration  of ocular squamous cell carcinoma in cattle.  Ind.Vet.J.  86.  1064-1065
  • B B.Justin William, L.Nagarajan,  C.Ramani, S.Jayakumar, T.Peter Nolosco, G.D.Rao, H.Pushkin Raj and R.Sureshkumar.  (2010).  Canine Tusk Trimming under Detomidine sedation in a Hippopotamus (hippopotamus amphibious).  Intas Polivet.  11:  119-121.
  • M.Gokulakrishnan and L.Nagarajan. 2013.  Comparison of Isoflurane and sevoflurane anesthesia with Propofol induction in cats. Ind.Vet.J. 79:  90-91.