Jason Johnson

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Ricardo Mendes

Before joining UGA, Dr. Mendes worked as a full professor in a University in Brazil, Instituto Federal Catarinense (IFC), Concórdia, Santa Catarina state, and has been granted several research grants at federal and state levels. He has a strong background in veterinary pathology, starting with a Master’s degree in this […]

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Kaitlyn Freeman

Gable Peacock

Danielle Miller

Caleb Dowell

Pauline Rakich

Corey Brisson

CVM scientists create COVID-19 saliva test for campus community

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., the most common way to test for the virus was using nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs—which pass through the nostril to the very back of the nasal cavity, where they pick up mucosal secretions. But thanks to a team of researchers from UGA’s Veterinary […]

Binu Velayudhan

Binu Velayudhan is the Director of Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a veterinarian and a board-certified virologist. Dr. Velayudhan earned his PhD in infectious diseases from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from Texas Tech University. […]

Amy Kuhn

Isabel Chastain

Gustavo Garcia

CVM announces new director for Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Binu Velayudhan as the director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab (AVDL), effective January 1, 2021. Dr. Velayudhan currently serves as the assistant director of laboratories at the North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Raleigh, NC. Prior […]

Veterinary Diagnostic Labs to provide COVID-19 testing support

Both the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Lab are now registered to conduct assays on human samples and support SARS-CoV-2 testing. Where the labs were previously registered to accept and perform diagnostic assays on animal tissues and cultures, this new registration grants them the ability […]

Staying the Course in the Face of Chaos

It has been a little under a month since COVID-19 was first recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Around the world, people from all walks of life have been asked to adapt to a new lifestyle—one of constant change and social distancing. Despite the upheaval, the University […]

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Rebecca Cox

Jennifer Lightsey

Ashley Phillips

Amy Mckinney

Wendy Counkle

Shirley Smith

Sabrina Bailey

Michelle Norris

Jillian Fishburn

Ingrid Fernandez-Marrero

Amy Lavender

Daniel Rissi

Doris M. Miller

Doris M. Miller

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