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Association of Kerala Veterinarians in North America (AKVNA) was conceived in July 2000 in Detroit, Michigan.  AKVNA aims at opening communication channels among all Veterinarians of Kerala origin in North America, contribute to the members, and also promoting veterinary education in Kerala, India.

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We welcome all veterinarians of Kerala origin and their family members, residing in North America to join the association.

Build a community of well-connected Kerala veterinarians in North America and nurture our common bond to support veterinarians in Kerala.

AKVNA’s mission is to serve all Kerala veterinarians in North America through engagement, communication, advocacy, enrichment, and support to advance their professional and personal well being.

2024 AKVNA Annual Meeting Announcement

2024 Annual meet

On behalf of the AKVNA 2023-24 Executive Committee, I am thrilled to announce that "Indianapolis, IN" has been selected as the venue for the 2024 Annual Meeting. I extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us for this exciting event. This refreshing change of venue to the Midwest Region offers a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with old classmates, expand your network, explore new job possibilities, and partake in the festivities of the "Indy 500" car race and parades during the same weekend.


AKVNA Annual Meeting Info:

Where : Indianapolis - The racing capital of the USA

Address :  Holiday Inn Express, 13625 Tegler drive #2c , Noblesville, IN 46060

Phone : 1-877 666 3243

Date : May 26th 2024 Sunday

Time : 4.30 pm to 9.30 pm 

Note from the Hotel regarding block of rooms: 

A mix of 2 queen Beds & Kings w/sleepers will be held. Up to 20 rooms. May 25th & 26th 2024; Checkout May 27th, 2024: rate of $169 plus tax (15%) per night. Rooms must be booked with a valid credit card and be able to authorize for $25 on day of arrival.Any rooms not booked fall back into our general inventory of May 1st, 2024 at midnight (EST). You can use the booking link above or you can also call 317.316.0606 to book your hotel stay. If individual guest needs to cancel, they will have the day before by 6pm (EST) to do so.”


Early Bird Discount!

Register online before Sunday, May 5th, 2024 (Midnight) to take advantage of our special early-bird discount! We encourage you to register early to secure your spot and save on registration fees.  REGISTRATION PORTAL

a) Early-bird Regular Individual Registration $50

b) Early-bird Regular Family Registration (2 Adults & kids) $100

c) Early-bird Regular Individual Registration (Students/Postdoc) $40

After 5/5/24, All individual registration (irrespective of regular or student) will be $75, and all family registration will be $125.

We look forward to your participation in this memorable event!


Best Regards,

Rinosh Mani

President, AKVNA

MAGAZINE Announcement


If we had the wings of an eagle, we could have soared high above the skies and sought the knowledge of the celestials. If we had the fins of a great fish, we would have dived into the immaculate darkness of the oceans and brought wisdom from the deep. We do not have wings or fins. We walk on the face of the earth with eyes to see the joy of the victorious and the sorrows of the fallen many, with ears to hear the cries of the wounded and call from the broken-hearted, and hands to wipe tears from the eyes of our weakest kins and unite for their freedom!

We are trailblazers, instruments of world peace, and stalwarts of progress!



We request your contributions to our annual magazine. It can be any model of artistic work - a story, a novelette, a poem, a review, a research summary, an experience, artwork, thoughts, an interview, a short video or any- thing that comes out of your mind that would let our readers cry, laugh loud, think, engage, meditate, or talk! Please send it to us at

Anup Kollanoor Johny & Manoj Bhaskaran (Co-Editors)

Career Guidance Announcements


Dear compatriots, friends, and fellow members of AKVNA,


Please share this information to any veterinarians interested to work in Canada. 

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is hosting 12 interactive one-hour webinars to support members of CVMA and non-members (Internationally trained Veterinary professionals) that will provide both practical advice on how to best navigate the immigration process and answer participants' questions. Interested CVMA members and non-members are able to register through the CVMA portal at no COST. Links to register for these sessions are provided below: 

Veterinary Workforce Shortage

Webinar Links

AKVNA Executive Committee.

Courtesy: Joseph Cyrus

2022-23 WEBINAR Series

DATE: June 3rd, 2023

TIME: 9.00-10:00 am EST 

 "Career Opportunities in North America in Drug Discovery and Clinical Development "

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Dr. Sreekumar G Pillai

Executive Director, 

Immunology Clinical Development

Eli Lilly and Company

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Dr. Padmakumar Narayan

Vice President,

Head of Preclinical Development

Wave Life Science

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