Rohini Roopnarine

Rohini Roopnarine, DVM M.Phil, EdD, MRCVS, Dipl. AVES


Dr. Rohini Roopnarine is a Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health, and has been with the University since 2008.

Dr. Roopnarine has a particular interest in zoonoses and the veterinarian’s role in global health. Her developing interest is in the area of educational research, and she has collaborated with the University of Nottingham, on a research project to evaluate the perceptions of the St. George’s University’s veterinary students on the importance of the One World, One Health, One Medicine initiative. Dr. Roopnarine has also conducted research on the prevalence of verotoxigenic E.coli in animals, humans and the farm environment and also on the prevalence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in poultry.

Prior to coming to St. George’s University, Dr. Roopnarine held the post of Assistant Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, Medicine and Anaesthesia at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, where she was also a Medical Sciences Scholar. Her clinical experience includes practicing as a small animal veterinarian for many years in the UK and in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Dr. Roopnarine earned her DVM from the University of Liverpool, UK and her M.Phil in Veterinary Public Health from the University of the West Indies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Trinidad. After completing her DVM in the UK, she was a Clinical Scholar in Small Animal Studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, UK where she worked as a clinician and taught final year DVM students at the University’s small animal hospital. Dr. Roopnarine has a Doctorate in Education (Higher Education) from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. The focus of her thesis was on evaluating the factors influencing the development of Interprofessional Education that includes One Health for medical (MD), veterinary (DVM) and dual degree MD and DVM Master of Public Health (MPH) students.