College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences , Mannuthy


DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Public Health

Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Vrinda  Menon K. Dr. Vrinda Menon K.
Designation: - Associate Professor
Address: - Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy 680651
Mobile No: - 9497655590
Email ID: - vrinda@kvasu.ac.in

Educational Qualifications

  • B V Sc. an d AH and M V Sc. ( Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology), CCSHAU, Hisar
  • Ph D ( Veterinary Public Health), KVASU, Pookode
  • PG Diploma in One Health, KVASU, Pookode

Area of Research

  • Co- Investigator in ICAR Project – Outreach Programme on zoonotic diseases since 2009
  • Co-Investigator in Revolving Fund Project –Evaluation of Quality of food and Water
  • Principal Investigator in various State Plan projects since 2013 pertaining to foodborne bacterial pathogens and Epidemiology of Leptospirosis


Work Experience

  • Research Associate in ICAR Projects , KAU- 2000-2004
  • Veterinary Surgeon in Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala , 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor, KVASU since June 2008
  • Implementing Officer – School of Zoonoses Public Health and Pathobiology since 2017
  • Deputy Quality Manager of NABL Accredited Quality Control Laboratory since 2015
  • Course Director – Technology Enabled Distance Learning PG Diploma Course on Food Safety and Quality Assurance since 2015



  • Best Oral Presentation Award in Kerala Veterinary Science Congress , 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Best oral presentation award in the National seminar on ‘Food adequacy & Climate Change, Strategies for Sustainable Food Production’, AMST, held at Thrisssur, 2017
  • Best poster presentation at IVthconvention AMST-Gannavaram



  • Field Practitioner Training on Veterinary Public Health Community Approach at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Public Health Center for Asia Pacific, , Chiang Mai University, Thailand. 2009
  • Training Programme on Laboratory Quality System Management & Internal Audit of the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Caliberation Laboratories (NABL) ISO 17025:2005 in 2014
  • Trainers training on Culture of Responsibility (Biosafety Training) organized by American Society of Microbiologists at 2015, Bengaluru .
  • Training on Antimicrobial resistance in fish and aquatic environment and its impact on human health , 2017, CIFT, Cochin
  • Lead Instructor training for FSPCA Preventive Controls for human food , USFDA, 2019, Mumbai
  • Training on Risk factors and Economic Impact analysis of zoonotic diseases – 2019, NIVEDI, Bengaluru



Books / Book chapters

  • Book Edited : Eds. K VrindaMenon, Lucy KM and Jiji R S
  • Introduction to Animal Welfare , 2014 , KVASU Publication, Pookode
  • Book Edited : Eds. K Devada, S Maya, Deepa Jolly, K VrindaMenon and A.K. Deepa. Shalihotrayam. 2015, KVASU, Publication, Pookode.
  • B Sunil and K VrindaMenon. 2012. Occupational risk alleviation in livestock sector 2012. In :Veterinary and livestock sector –A blueprint for capacity building. Satish Serial Publication House New Delhi
  • Chapter: Animal Welfare Organisations in India In Introduction to Animal Welfare Editors K VrindaMenon, KM Lucy and R.S. Jiji
  • K VrindaMenon and B Sunil 2015. Community based approach for zoonoses control. In:Zoonoses: Bacterial Diseases. DayaPublishing House, New DelhiPublished by Daya Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • Chapter on Diseases and Climate change In: Global Food security and future Livestock farms in varied climates Published by DE, KVASU , 2013.

Research Papers

  • K V. Menon and S R Garg 2001. Inhibitory effect of clove oil on Listeria monocytogenes in meat and cheese. Food Microbiol. 18 (6) : 647-650.
  • Menon ,K. V., Sunil, B., Latha, C., Nithya, K. R and
  • Kumar, A. 2015. Listeria monocytogenes biofilms on food contact surfaces under different growth conditions. Global J. Res. Analysis.4 (4): 40-41
  • Menon ,K. V., Sunil, B., Latha, C., and Sunanda C 2017.
  • Survivability of Listeriamonoctyogenes in sea water from coast of Kerala India off Arabian sea. Poll. Res. 36(3) : 588-592.
  • Sreekutty, S.S., Vrinda, K.M, Latha, C., Sunil, B. and.
  • Ambily, R 2020. Seroprevalence of leptospirosis in cattle in Mannancherry Panchayat of Alappuzha district. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 51(2) : 115- 118.
  • Hebbal MA, Latha C, Vrinda Menon K, DeepaJ . 2020
  • Occurrence of oxytetracycline residuesin milk samples from palakkad, Kerala, India, Veterinary World, 13(6): 1056-1064.

Review articles


  • K VrindaMenon 2016. Biofilm and Food Industry. Int J Adv. Res. Biol. Sci. 3(4): 137-142
  • Archana, S.N., VrindaMenon, P Sathya and C Srinivasan. 2018. Climate change and emergence of vector borne zoonoses. Int.J. Sci.Environ. 7(1): 193-200.


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