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Karanvir Aulakh

Karanvir S. Aulakh, DVM

Resident, Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
e-mail: draulakh@vt.edu


6/2009 - 6/2010 Internship, Small Animal Surgery
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
6/2008 - 6/2009 Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
5/2008 Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certificate
5/2007 - 12/2007 ECFVG clinical training program
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
8/2004 - 5/2006 MS, Microbiology & Immunology
School of Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
7/1998 - 7/2003 Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH)
College of Veterinary Science
Punjab Agricultural University
Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Research Interests

  • Small animal surgery
  • Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery
  • Minimal invasive procedures
  • Reconstructive surgery

Professional Experience

5/2008 Observership, Northwest Veterinary Specialists, Portland, OR
Three week observership in the surgery service under the supervision of Scott M. Lozier, DVM, DACVS, Donna Lee Taylor, DVM, DACVS and John D.Wooldridge, DVM, DACVS
2/2008 - 5/2008 LIP (Veterinary license in progress) pet nurse position
Banfield, The Pet Hospital, Gresham, OR
9/2007 - 12/2007 Externship at Banfield
Portland, OR
5/2007 - 9/2007 ECFVG Program at LSU
Baton Rouge, LA
2/2007 - 5/2007 Observerships
Observation at Veterinary Specialists of Western New York/Sheridan Animal Hospital under the supervision of Rene T van Ee DVM, DACVS, Jay W. Geasling DVM, DABVP; at Blue Cross Animal Hospital under supervision of Wm. James Brown, MS, DVM; and at the SPCA, Buffalo, NY.
1/2006 - 12/2006 Observership
Observation at Hurstbourne Animal Hospital, Louisville, KY under the supervision of Chirjeev Kaur, DVM.

Academic Honors/Awards

  • Fellowship, MS program, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, KY
  • Merit scholarship, 3rd, 4th and 5th year of BVSc & AH program (awarded to the top 10 students in the class based on GPA for each semester), Punjab Agricultural University, India
  • Outstanding student scholarship award at high school level, India

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates
  • Punjab State Veterinary Council, India
  • Animal Welfare Societies: Blue Cross Society India


  1. Aulakh HK, Aulakh KS, Troy GC. Feline Histoplasmosis: A Retrospective Study of 22 cases (1986-2009). Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association (Accepted)
  2. Aulakh KS, Harper TA, Lanz OI, Daniel GB, Werre SR. Effect of stifle angle on the magnitude of the tibial plateau angle measurement in dogs with intact and transected cranial cruciate ligament. A cadaveric study. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011 Mar 31; 24(4).
  3. Aulakh HK, BVSc, MVSc, Tyson R., DVM , DACVR, Aulakh KS, BVSc, MS, Archipow W., BVSc, DACVS, "What Is Your Diagnosis? Small intestine obstruction in a dog, Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, (Accepted).
  4. "What is your diagnosis? Mediastinal cyst in a dog". Karanvir S. Aulakh, BVSc & AH, MS, Tisha A.M. Harper, DVM, DACVS, Farrah B. Horowitz, DVM, Reid Tyson, DVM, DACVR. JAVMA-09-07-0431, (Accepted).
  5. Reversing Tumor Immune Suppression with Intra-tumoral IL-12: Activation of Tumor-Associated TEffector/Memory Cells, Induction of T-Suppressor Apoptosis and Infiltration of CD8+ T-Effectors. Kilinc MO, Aulakh KS, Nair RE, Jones SA, Alard P, Kosiewicz MM, Egilmez NK. J.Immunol. 2006 Nov 15; 177(10):6962-73.