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Sreekmari Rajeev, MS, PhD, DACVM, DACVP

Professor of Infectious Diseases | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

Specialization: Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists: Bacteriology and Mycology, Virology, Immunology; Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic)

Overview

Dr. Sreekumari (‘Sree’) Rajeev is a veterinarian who obtained her PhD in the UTCVM Comparative and Experimental Medicine program and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in the areas of Bacteriology and Mycology, Virology, and Immunology as well as the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology). She has published extensively in her field, has an excellent record of obtaining extramural funding, and a particularly strong research interest in leptospirosis. She also has a strong record as a diagnostician, particularly in bacteriology, and is an experienced teacher in veterinary curricula. Before coming to UT, she was on the veterinary faculty at University of Florida, Ross University and the University of Georgia, where she served many years as Faculty Section Head for Virology/Serology and Microbiology services at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory.​

Research Focus

Dr. Rajeev's research focuses on advancing the field of infectious diseases, specifically leptospirosis. She utilizes both traditional and advanced molecular techniques to advance our knowledge on Leptospira infection.

Clinical Focus

As Director of Bacteriology and Mycology Diagnostic Laboratory at UTCVM, Dr. Rajeev oversees the activities of the laboratory and consults with referral veterinarians on microbiology testing and result interpretation.

Teaching Focus

Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology in the first-year DVM curriculum; Clinical microbiology rotation to fourth-year DVM students; Training undergraduate/DVM students interested in exploring infectious disease research

The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • 1986 BVSc & AH (DVM) Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India
  • 2000-2002 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists: Bacteriology and Mycology (2000), Virology (2000), Immunology (2002)
  • 2002 PhD in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2013 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, (Anatomic Pathology)

Sreekmari Rajeev, MS, PhD, DACVM, DACVP

Professor of Infectious Diseases | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • 1986 BVSc & AH (DVM) Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India
  • 2000-2002 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists: Bacteriology and Mycology (2000), Virology (2000), Immunology (2002)
  • 2002 PhD in Comparative and Experimental Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2013 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, (Anatomic Pathology)
Overview

Dr. Sreekumari (‘Sree’) Rajeev is a veterinarian who obtained her PhD in the UTCVM Comparative and Experimental Medicine program and was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in the areas of Bacteriology and Mycology, Virology, and Immunology as well as the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology). She has published extensively in her field, has an excellent record of obtaining extramural funding, and a particularly strong research interest in leptospirosis. She also has a strong record as a diagnostician, particularly in bacteriology, and is an experienced teacher in veterinary curricula. Before coming to UT, she was on the veterinary faculty at University of Florida, Ross University and the University of Georgia, where she served many years as Faculty Section Head for Virology/Serology and Microbiology services at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic and Investigational Laboratory.​

Research Focus

Dr. Rajeev's research focuses on advancing the field of infectious diseases, specifically leptospirosis. She utilizes both traditional and advanced molecular techniques to advance our knowledge on Leptospira infection.

Clinical Focus

As Director of Bacteriology and Mycology Diagnostic Laboratory at UTCVM, Dr. Rajeev oversees the activities of the laboratory and consults with referral veterinarians on microbiology testing and result interpretation.

Teaching Focus

Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology in the first-year DVM curriculum; Clinical microbiology rotation to fourth-year DVM students; Training undergraduate/DVM students interested in exploring infectious disease research