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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.

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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2023 AKVNA Annual Meeting Announcement

2023 Annual meet

Dear All,


On the behalf of AKVNA 2022-23 Executive Committee, I am very excited to announce that 2023 Annual Meeting of AKVNA will take place on May 28th in Philadelphia.


We cordially invite you and your family to attend this exciting event, which promises to be unforgettable. Our committee is working hard to make event a great success, and there are many compelling reasons to join us. Whether you are interested in reconnecting with old classmates, expanding your network, learning about job opportunities, volunteering for your organization, or simply enjoying a vacation on the east coast, this event is for you. We highly encourage you to book your hotel in advance at a discounted rate (an e-invitation will be sent out with all the details) and plan for your travel accordingly. 

Date: 28th MAY 2023

Time: 4 PM ET 

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport 

Address: 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

Thank you again for being a wonderful AKVNA member and if you have already decided to participate, please encourage other alumni to join as well! 

Dr. Mini Bharathan,

AKVNA-EC, 2022-23

MAGAZINE Announcement


Dear compatriots, friends, and fellow members of AKVNA,


We, the magazine committee for AKVNA 2022-23, would like to invite contributions to our annual magazine in the form of articles. These articles can be works of fiction, non-fiction, or art in any conceivable shape. The contributions can come from any member(s) of our greater AKVNA family. This includes the family members of AKVNA members. 


Please do note that we do not intend to curate the contents significantly and would leave it to the contributors to determine the adequacy or suitability of the articles for the platform.


Please send your contributions to, by April 15, 2023.


So, create away!


Samarchith Kurup

Magazine Editor

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 six interactive 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:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI (22-02-23, Time:12:00 to 13:00 AST)

  • Ontario (22-02-23, Time:12:00 to 13:00 AST)

  • Manitoba and Saskatchewan (27-02-23, Time:12:00 to 13:00 CST)

  • Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories (28-02-23, Time:12:00 to 13:00 MST)

  • British Columbia (28-02-23, Time:12:15 to 13:15 PST)

  • Quebec (French) (02-03-23, Time:12:00 to 13:00 EST)

AKVNA Executive Committee.

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