Srinand Sreevatsan Appointed Dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine

Accomplished scholar has served in leadership positions at Michigan State and the University of Minnesota.

Published 6/6/2024

Dr. Srinand “Sri” Sreevatsan will serve as the next Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Srinand “Sri” Sreevatsan will serve as the next dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Matthew Martens has appointed Srinand “Sri” Sreevatsan as dean of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine following a national search.

“Dr. Sreevatsan is an accomplished scholar with a passion for veterinary medicine and research initiatives that contribute to the health of animals, humans, and the environment,” Martens said. “With previous roles at Michigan State and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sreevatsan is well-acquainted with our land-grant mission and has embraced the integration of teaching, research and service in his educational leadership approach.”

Sreevatsan, who begins Aug. 1, is currently the associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, where he also has served as professor and chair of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. He previously spent seven years as the director of graduate studies for the veterinary medicine program at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of nearly 200 scholarly publications, holds leadership roles in the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture and is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“I am very excited to come to Mizzou,” Sreevatsan said. “I am passionate about higher education, innovation and the delivery of outstanding clinical service. I will spend the first weeks of my time learning about the values and vision of Mizzou’s leadership and its community of stakeholders, and I look forward to working with these groups collaboratively to build transformative programs to benefit society.”

Sreevatsan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in veterinary medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. He holds a master’s degree in public health (epidemiology) and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. Throughout his career, Sreevatsan has prioritized developing strong international collaborations, creating signature programs and mentoring junior faculty.

The MU College of Veterinary Medicine plays a critical role in the state’s economy and is a significant driver of the university’s research in pursuit of NextGen Precision Health and MizzouForward goals.

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