Hemant K. Naikare
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Hemant Kashinath Naikare received his Bachelors of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (DVM equivalent) and Masters in Veterinary Sciences (Microbiology) degrees from the Bombay Veterinary College, India in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Thereafter, Dr. Naikare joined the doctoral program in Molecular Microbiology at Oklahoma State University (OSU). After completion of his Ph.D. he underwent a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Biosensors and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at OSU. In 2007, Dr. Naikare joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in Amarillo, as the Section Head of Bacteriology and Molecular Diagnostics sections.
Besides overseeing all of the testing procedures and supervising all the personnel in these sections, Dr. Naikare is committed in utilizing his diagnostic expertise and capabilities for the development of newer tests that aid in the protection and improvement of the animal industries of Texas and other states in the US. In 2009, Dr. Naikare became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM). His scientific work has been published and widely cited in several peer reviewed journals. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for various journals pertaining to the field of human and veterinary public health. For the past four years he has served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (JVDI). Dr. Naikare has also served as an ad-hoc consultant on USDA sponsored projects in the field of Diagnostic Microbiology in Central America and Vietnam. He is currently pursuing a part-time MBA at West Texas A&M University.