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Dr. Rod Suepaul

Lecturer in Anatomical Pathology


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

Location: Building #47

Telephone: 645-3232 ext 4328



I have been lecturing in Veterinary Pathology at the SVM since 2009.  I teach Veterinary General Pathology, Veterinary Systemic Pathology and Final Year Pathology Rotation.   I also perform diagnostic duties for the SVM necropsy and histopathology service.  My current main research project involves deals with opossum health and possible zoonoses.


  • DVM

  • MVS


Professional Experience:

  • Veterinary Pathology Residency – Massey University, New Zealand. February 2006 to February 2008
  • Veterinary Officer - Ministry of Food Production and Marine Resources, Trinidad. October 1997- September 2009
  • Veterinary Pathology Externship – Smithsonian National Zoological Park, August-October, 2005

Fulbright 2012 Visiting Researcher Award; Caribbean and Central America; February – April 2012. University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship; February 2006- February 2008.

Government Sponsorship

Courses Taught:

  • VETM 2005 - Veterinary General Pathology
  • VETM 3005 - Veterinary Systemic Pathology I
  • VETM 5405 - Pathology and Diagnostic Laboratory Rotation


  • Infestation of Hopilas malabaricus (Teleostei, Characiformes, Erythrinidae) with nematode parasite Eustrongyloides spp. in the Arena Dam of Trinidad, West Indies, Suepaul RB1, Mohammed RS2, Basu AK. Caribbean Naturalist, No. 23, 1-7.
  • Prevalence and Characteristics of Enteric Pathogens in Diarrhoeic and Non-diarrhoeic foals in Trinidad.  Harris R, Sankar K, Small J, Suepaul R, Stewart-Johnson A, Adesiyun AA, Veterinary Medicine International, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 724959, 9 pages doi:10.1155/2012/724959
  • Salt Gland Adenitis associated with Bacteria in Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) in Auckland, New Zealand; Journal of Wildlife Diseases, January 2010, 46: 46-54.  R. B. Suepaul, M. R. Alley, M. Jansen Van Rensberg (Citations - 3), (Journal Impact Factor – 1.305 {2013/14 - Researchgate})
  • Acute B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, in a 5 month old Boar; New Zealand Veterinary Journal, October 2007, 55 – 5, 244-247.  Authors: Rafferty AL, Collett MG, Forsyth SF, Neumann EJ, Suepaul RB.
  • Skeletal Remains Create Havoc; R. Suepaul in Veterinary Forensic and Comparative Medicine: John E. Cooper and Margaret E. Cooper’s. 2006 (Blackwell Publishing). Pp 351 – 353. (Citations - 0), (Impact Factor - book)