The University of the West Indies

Dr. Subburamanujam Ayyappan

Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)



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

Location: Building #50

Telephone: 645-3232 ext. 4336



I am a small animal orthopaedic surgeon working in the  area of small animal orthopaedics in the department of clinical veterinary sciences, SVM,UWI


  • B.VSc
  • MVSc
  • PhD

Research Interests:

My principle research interest is Minimally  invasive orthopaedic surgery in small animals


Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer ( April 2015 until now  at UWI, T and T)
  • Professor ( 2009- 2015 March at TANUVAS,India)
  • Post-doctoral fellow (2000-2002 at Purdue, USA)
  • Associate professor ( 2000, 2002-2009 at TANUVAS,India)
  • Assistant Professor ( 1990-2000 at TANUVAS,India)

Courses Taught:

  • VETM 4010 - Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
  • VETM 4011 - Neurology
  • VETM 3014 - Principles of Surgery



  • S. Ayyappan. AO techniques of Dynamic compression plate (DCP) and Limited contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP) application for fracture management in dogs. Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2307-8316-ONLINE; 2309-3331-PRINT); I-2(S) 2013; 33-36.

  • Justin William, R. Prabakaran, S. Ayyappan, H. Pushkin, D. Rao, S.R. Manjunath, S. Kuroda, D. Deepdiya, S. Preethy, H. Yoshioka, Y. Mori and S. K. Abraham. Functional recovery of spinal cord injury following application of intra lesional bone marrow mononuclear cells embedded in polymer scaffold-Two year follow up in a canine-A case report. Journal of stem cell research and therapy (ISSN: 2157-7633) ; 2011; 1:3

  • Deepdiya D, Manjunath S, Murugan, P, Srinivasan, V, Thamaraikannan, P, Tholkopiyan, L Justin William, B, Ayyappan, S and Abraham, S. Autologous bone marrow stem cells in spinal cord injury: our experience in clinical studies, animal studies, obstacles faced and steps for future. Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; 2010; 6: 177-179

  • S. Ayyappan, T. N. Ganesh .R.Jayaprakash, Md. Shafiuzama, R. Ganesh, M. Ajith and R. Suresh kumar. C– arm guided external fixation for management of radial fracture in a dog. Indian J of Veterinary surgery; 2010; 31:76

  • Lakshmi, ND, Ganesh, TN, Ayyappan, S, Shafiuzama, MD and Suresh Kumar. Management of distal metaphyseal radial fracture in a dog with a mini T-plate. R. Veterinary Record; 2007; 8: 791-792.

  • S. Ayyappan, Md. Shafiuzama, N. Dhanalakshmi, Peter Nolesco, H. Puskin Raj and R. Suresh Kumar. Pyogranuloma and Chronic Osteomyelitis associated with Implant failure in a Dog. Indian. J. Vet. Surg; 2007; 29: 69-70

  • S. Ayyappan, Md. Shafiuzama ,T. N. Ganesh, B.C. Das and  R. Suresh kumar A clinical study of external fixators for long bone fracture management in dogs. Indian. J. Vet. Surg; 2007; 30: 90-92

  • M. Shiju Simon, S. Ayyappan, T. N. Ganesh and R. Suresh Kumar. Plate rod technique for the management of diaphyseal femoral fractures in Dogs. Indian Journal of Veterinary surgery; 2010; 31:41-42

  • B.C. Das, S. Thilagar S. Ayyappan, B.Justin William, Md. Shafiuzama an A. Arun Prasad. Surgical management of unstable diaphyseal tibial fracture with conventional dynamic compression plating in dogs. International Research Journal of Applied Life Sciences 2012;1: 36-48

  • S. Kokila, S. Ayyappan, R. Jayaprakash. Hemilaminectomy Combined With Medical Therapy for Management of Lumbar Spinal Cord Disorders in Paraplegic Dogs. International Journal of Veterinary Science 2014; 1: 34-37