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I wish that my students learn without a lot of stress. That helps them retain the information for a long time and apply it when they practice.

Puliyur MohanKumar, BVSc,PhD

Josiah Meigs Professor

I am a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and have studied research collaborations on stem cells, nanoparticles and imaging with the goal of improving human and animal health.

I received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Madras Veterinary College in India and my Ph.D. in neuroendocrinology at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

I currently teach veterinary anatomy to D.V.M. students at UGA and pursue neuroendocrinology research. I also teach an anatomy course for first-year veterinary students. To assist student learning, I’ve authored four interactive books covering concepts of anatomy and created created over 200 videos of anatomy dissection, free to download. I also offer first-year students voluntary clinical exposure at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

As a professor, I hope my students learn at their own pace to become the best veterinarians they can be. 

I enjoy teaching “Veterinary Anatomy” and believe it makes a huge difference in the knowledge base of future veterinarians.

I’ve garnered recognition through the David Tyler Award for Innovations in Teaching, the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award and the A.M. Mills Award for Outstanding Contributions to Veterinary Medicine. This year, I was selected for the Creative Teaching Award, which recognizes UGA faculty for excellence in developing creative teaching that extends beyond the classroom. 

Additonally, I served as the principal investigator or co-PI on $10.4 million in grant funding from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Learn more about Puliyur MohanKumar.