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Sreekumari   Rajeev BVSc, PhD, DACVM, DACVP

Professor of Veterinary Bacteriology


Courses Taught/Teaching:

BVSc & AH Kerala Agricultural University VetPrep, VPRP 906: Introduction to Microbiology (Course Coordinator)
PhD University of Tennessee, Knoxville Semester 3, VMA 5351: Bacteriology and Mycology


University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Outstanding Laboratory service Award

Publication Highlights

Rajeev S, Ilha M, Woldemeskel M, Berghaus RD, Pence ME. Detection of asymptomatic renal Leptospira infection in abattoir slaughtered cattle in southeastern Georgia, United States. SAGE Open Medicine. 2014;2:DOI:10.1177/2050312114544696.

Hines ME 2nd, Turnquist SE, Ilha MR, Rajeev S, Jones AL, Whittington L, Bannantine JP, Barletta RG, Gröhn YT, Katani R, Talaat AM, Li L, Kapur V. Evaluation of novel oral vaccine candidates and validation of a caprine model of Johne's disease. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2014;4:4:26. doi:10.3389/fcimb.2014.00026. eCollection 2014.

Vereen E Jr, Lowrance RR, Jenkins MB, Adams P, Rajeev S, Lipp EK. Landscape and seasonal factors influence Salmonella and Campylobacter prevalence in a rural mixed use watershed. Water Res. 2013;15;47(16):6075-85.

Rajeev S, Marcia Ilha, Harrison J, Clifton G, Grooters A, Wickes BL, Sutton D. Lagenidium infection in a dog. JAVMA. 2012;241:4-447-449.

Rajeev S, Woldemeskal M, Westmoreland S. Leptospirosis in a dog. JAVMA. 2012;240:8:957-959.

Ramamoorthy S, Woldemeskel M, Ligett A, Snider R, Cobb R, Rajeev S. Brucella suis infection in dogs, Georgia, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;12:2386-7.

Ilha M, Rajeev S, Watson C, Woldemeskel M. Mycoplasma edwardii meningoencephalitis in a dog. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010;Vol.22:Number5.

Woldemeskel M, Rajeev S. Mast cells in canine cutaneous hemangioma, hemangiosarcoma and mammary tumors. Vet. Res. Comm. 2010;34:153-160.

Rajeev S, Berghaus RD, Overton MW, Pence ME, Baldwin CA. Comparison of fluorescent antibody and microscopic agglutination testing for Leptospira in pregnant and nonpregnant cows from 10 dairy herds. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010;Vol.22:Number1.

Miller DM, Wyneken J, Rajeev S, Perrault J, Mader DR, Weege J, Baldwin C. Pathological findings in hatchling and post-hatchling leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Florida. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2009;45:962-971.

Rajeev S, Sutton DA, Wickes BL, Miller DL, Giri D, Van Meter M, Thompson EH, Rinaldi MG, Romanelli AM, Cano JF, Guarro J. Isolation characterization of a new fungal species, Chrysosporium ophiodiicola, from a mycotic granuloma of a black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta). Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2009;47:1264-1268.

Miller DL, Gray MJ, Rajeev S, Schmutzer AC, Burton EC, Merrill A, Baldwin C. Pathological findings in larval and juvenile anurans inhabiting farm ponds in Tennessee, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2009;45:314-324.

Miller DL, Rajeev S, Brookins M, Cook J, Whittington L, Baldwin CA. Concurrent infection with Ranavirus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatridis and Aeromonas in a captive anuran colony. Journal of Zoo and wildlife Medicine. 2008;39:445-449.

Brookins MD, Rajeev S, Thornhill TD, Kreinheder K, Miller DL. Mandibular and Maxillary osteomyelitis and myositis in a captive herd of red kangaroos (Macropus rufus). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2008;20(6):846-849.

Rajeev S, Clifton G, Watson C, Miller DL. Fonsecaea pedrosoi skin infection in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2008;20(3):379-381.

Rajeev S, Berghaus RD, Johnson J, Pence M, Byrum B, Farrell T, Baldwin C. Brain heart infusion broth may not be a required component for the decontamination process for the isolation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis from fecal samples using ESP broth cultures. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2007;19(6):702-704.

Gray MJ, Rajeev S, Miller DL, Schmutzer AC, Burton EC, Rogers ED, Hickling GJ. Preliminary evidence that American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) are suitable hosts for Escherichia coli O157:H7. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2007;73:4066-4068.

Miller DL, Rajeev S, Gray MJ, Baldwin CA. Frog Virus 3 infection in cultured American bullfrogs. Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2007;13(2):342-343.

Rajeev S, Shulaw W, Berghaus R, Zhang Y, Byrum B. A testing scheme for the detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in bovine feces utilizing the ESP para-JEM broth culture system. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 2006;18(6):529-535.

Grewal SK, Rajeev S, Sreevatsan S, Michel FC. Persistence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and other zoonotic pathogens during simulated composting manure packing and liquid storage of dairy manure. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2006;72:565-574.

Rajeev S, Zhang Y, Sreevatsan S, Motiwala AS, Shulaw W, Byrum B. Evaluation of multiple genomic targets for identification and confirmation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis isolates using real-time PCR. Veterinary Microbiology. 2005;105:215-221.

Rajeev S, Nair RV, Kania SA, Bemis DA. Expression of a truncated Pasteurella multocida toxin antigen in Bordetella bronchiseptica. Veterinary Microbiology. 2003;13:323.

Rajeev S, Kania SA, Nair RV, McPherson JT, Moore RN, Bemis DA Bordetella bronchiseptica fimbrial protein-enhanced immunogenicity of a Mannheimia haemolytica leukotoxin fragment. Vaccine. 2001;19:4842-4850.

Kania SA, Rajeev S, Burns Jr EH, Odom TF, Holloway SM, Bemis DA. Characterization of fim N, a new Bordetella bronchiseptica major fimbrial subunit gene. Gene. 2000;256:149-155.

Current Projects

Research Interests: Leptospirosis, human animal interface, prevalence, diagnosis and prevention

Teaching Interests: Clinical Veterinary Microbiology and infectious diseases


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (Subspecialties, Bacteriology and mycology, Virology, Immunology)
Diplomate American college of Veterinary Pathologists, Anatomic pathology