As we delve into the vast world of veterinary medicine, I Kris Ramdass; a graduate from The University of the West Indies (UWI) of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago, find myself embarking on an exciting journey. A journey which I hope would lead to my eventual double board certification in both Emergency and Critical Care as well as Surgery. I have been working in referral private practice since my graduation from UWI in 2012. The experience has shaped me into the clinician that I am today, making me passionate about the field of veterinary medicine. It has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of intense medical cases, exhilarating fracture repairs as well as, but not limited to, in-depth soft tissue procedures both surgical and diagnostic/therapeutic in nature. This only fueled my desire to further my studies to hone my skills as a diagnostician and clinician, to partake in clinical research and be a part of the ever-evolving world of veterinary medicine. Thus, I have chosen to walk the road towards becoming a specialist and fully experience the field of veterinary medicine in all that is has to offer. A thousand-mile journey begins with the first step and I will forever be grateful to Tuft University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for giving me privilege to take these initial steps with them.
DVM (Dist.), The University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad, 2012
Gordon A, Marshall J, Ramdass K, Stewart-Johnson A, Adesiyun A. Frequency of resistance to methicillin and other antimicrobial agents among Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from pigs and their human handlers in Trinidad. Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2014;4:10.3402/iee.v4.22736. Published 2014 Apr 1.