Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1946.  Obtained Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.) degree from the University of East Africa in 1969 and Master of Science (MSc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Surgery from Colorado State University, USA in 1973 and 1976 respectively.  Elected to Theta Chapter of Phi Zeta at Colorado State University in 1973.  Taught Veterinary Surgery at University of Nairobi from 1969 to 1980, with a study leave from 1971 – 1974 at Colorado State University on USAID scholarship.  Visiting lecturer in Veterinary Surgery at the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1977 and the University of Zimbabwe in 1990 and 1992.  Developed interest in Equine Medicine, Surgery and Theriogenology and took up thoroughbred breeding work with the Jockey Club of Kenya in 1981 and went into general equine practice in 1983.  Currently chairman of the Owners, Breeders.  Trainers Society of Kenya and the thoroughbred Stud Book of the Jockey Club of Kenya.  Returned to teaching on contract at the University of Nairobi as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery (2008 to date). Internal Examiner for a Ph.D Thesis (UoN) on Canine Ehriliciosis in 1980 and external examiner for 4 MSc. Theses in surgery (UoN) from 1987 – 2006.  Also external examiner in Veterinary Surgery at Sokoine University, Tanzania from 1980 to 1982.Have supervised several MSc. students at University of Nairobi from 1980 to date.  Have performed experimental surgery for other research workers including esophageal and ruminal fistulas in cattle, sheep, Oryx and wildebeest, Pavlov  and Beidenhein parches in dogs and spleen marsupialization and Thoracic duct cannulation in calves.Registered by Kenya Veterinary Board in 1971.  Served as Board Member from 1993 to 1996.  Currently Chairman of the Continuous Professional Development Committee of the Board and also member of the Canine Hip Dysplasia Panel.  Member of the Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) from 1974 to date.  Served in various positions on the Executive Committee of KVA and Chairman of the Association in 1990/1991 and 1998/99, 199/2000 and 2000/01.  Recipient of KVA outstanding veterinarian of the year Award in 1995 and Meritorious Service Award in 2009. Served as a Committee member of the World Equine Veterinary Association from 1991 to 1995.  Trustee of Kenya Livestock Finance Trust (KLIFT) formerly Kenya Veterinary Association privatization Scheme (KVAPs) from its inception in 1992 – date.  Kenya Society protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) from 2008 to date and the Donkey Sanctuary Kenya from 2012 to date.  Life member of KSPCA and Chairman of Society from 1993 to 1996 and 2010 to 2013.  Current member of the Ministerial Task Force for Animal Welfare in Kenya.  Presented papers at 15 Scientific meetings and authored and co-authored 15 publications in Scientific Journal.

Bio

DR. VIJAY SUDARSHAN VARMA (PhD.) BIO

Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1946.  Obtained Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc.) degree from the University of East Africa in 1969 and Master of Science (MSc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Surgery from Colorado State University, USA in 1973 and 1976 respectively.  Elected to Theta Chapter of Phi Zeta at Colorado State University in 1973.  Taught Veterinary Surgery at University of Nairobi from 1969 to 1980, with a study leave from 1971 – 1974 at Colorado State University on USAID scholarship. 

Publications


2013

Gathumbi, PK, Varma VS, Gathumbi JK, Shah DN.  2013.  Ocular Neoplastic Lesions of the Horse in Kenya from Specimens Recceived between 1967 and 2013 in the University of Nairobi, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Microbiology and Parasitiology, April. 47th Annual Conference of the Kenya Veterinary Association. , Mombasa, Kenya

2001

Gathumbi, PK, Varma S, Wells C.  2001.  Pathological and Ultrastructural Features of Equine Klosiellosis.. Kenya Veterinarian. 21:45-48.

1998

Mbugua, SW, Bencivenga A, Varma S, Wambua J, Wambua E, Majiba T, Muchai G.  1998.  Repair of Posterior Cruciate and Collateral Ligament Rupture in a Male Cheetah, September. Presented at the Biannual Conference of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. , University of Nairobi, Kenya

1995

Perry, BD, Kyendo TM, Mbugua SW, Price JE, Varma S.  1995.  Increasing Rabies Vaccination Coverage in Urban Dog Populations of High Human Population Density Suburbs; A Case Study in Nairobi, Kenya.. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 22:137-142.

1993

Varma, V, Abbott K, Gramlich T, Hunter S.  1993.  Y chromosome loss in esophageal carcinoma: An in situ hybridization study.

1992

Bwangamoi, O, Varma S.  1992.  Hypertrophic Pulmonary Osteopathy in a Gelding – A Case Report., April. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Kenya Veterinary Association,. , Nairobi,Kenya
Bwangamoi, O, Varma S.  1992.  Pulmonary Tumour and Hypertrophic Osteopathy in a Horse. . Kenya Veterinarian. 16:13-17.

1991

Varma, S.  1991.  Equine Practice in Kenya, April. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Kenya Veterinary Association,. , Nairobi, Kenya

1989

Varma, S.  1989.  New Methods for Treatment of Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals.. Presented at the Scientific and Special General Meeting of the Kenya Veterinary Association,. , Nairobi, Kenya
Varma, S.  1989.  Equine Theriogenology. . Lectures given at the Continuing Education Course held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi. , University of Nairobi, Kenya
Varma, S.  1989.  Babesiosis Infection in Horses. Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal. 20:169-170.

1988

Varma, S.  1988.  Equine Babesiosis. Presented at the Annual Congress of the Zimbabwe Veterinary Association, . , Harare, Zimbabwe

1987

Varma, S.  1987.  Neonatal Foal Diseases. Presented at the Scientific Meeting of the Kenya Veterinary Association. , Kisumu, Kenya

1985

Omara-Opuene, AI, Varma S.  1985.  Crosurgery of Bovine Squamuos Cell Carcinoma of the Vulva. Veterinary Record. 117:518-520.
Omara-Opuene, AI, Varma S.  1985.  Immunotherapy of Bovine Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Kenya Veterianarian. 9(1):25-28.
Varma, S.  1985.  Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal. Proceedings f the Scientific Meeting of the Nairobi Clusterand Kenya veterinary Association in Kenya Veterinarian, vol. 10. :10., Nairobi: Kenya Veterinary Association

1984

Omara-Opuene, AI, Varma S.  1984.  Occurence of Bovine squamous Cell Carcinoma in Kenya.. Kenya Veterianarian. 8(1):5-8.

1981

Shartry, AM, Wilson AJ, Varma S.  1981.  Sequential Study of Lymph Node and Splenic Aspirates during Theileria Parva Infection in calves.. Research in Veterinary Science. 30:1980-1984.
Varma, S, Johnson LW, Ferguson HL, Lumb WV.  1981.  Tissue Reaction to Suture Materials in Infected Surgical Wounds – A Histopathologic Evaluation.. American Journal of Veterinary Research . 42:563-570.
Varma, S, Lumb WV, Johnson LW, Ferguson HL.  1981.  Further Studies with Polyglycolic Acid (Dexon) and Other Sutures in Infected Wounds.. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 42:571-574.

1980

Varma, S, Shartry AM.  1980.  A Technique for Partial Marsupialization of the Spleen in Calves. Veterinary Record. 106(a):127-128.

1976

Varma, S.  1976.  Tissue Reaction to Surgical Sutures in Infected Wounds. , Colorado: Colorado State University

1975

Varma, S, Lumb WV, Ferguson HL, Breen H.  1975.  Infection and Suture Tolerance. . Presented at the Tenth Annual Meeting of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.. , Denver, Colorado, USA.

1974

Varma, S, Ferguson HL, Breen H, Lumb WV.  1974.  Comparison of Seven Suture Materials in Infected Wounds. Journal of Surgical Research. 17:165-170.

1973

  1973.  Infection and Suture Tolerance. , Colorado: Colorado State University

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