School of Veterinary Medicine, San Marcos University

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Zoonosis, global health, veterinary preventive medicine, and research.
Our work is devoted in mainly two areas: Animal Health and Public Health. We have been working with diseases that affect animal production such as Sarcocystis and gastrointestinal parasites mainly in alpacas and llamas.
  • We have expertise in zoonotic diseases such as the complex of Taenia solium / cysticercosis, Echinoccocus granulosus / cystic echinococcosis, Cryptosporidium, Giardia among other important Public Health diseases. Our Veterinary Preventive Medicine Laboratory at the School of Veterinary Medicine (San Marcos University) has been working in this area for the last 20 years.
  • Dr. Armando E. Gonzalez, DVM, MSc, PhD, is a Principal Professor and current Chief of the Laboratory. He has been training in Epidemiology and Economics in Veterinary Medicine in the University of Reading (England).
  • Dr. Cesar M. Gavidia, DVM, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor. He has been training in Epidemiology and Public Health in Johns Hopkins University (USA).
  • Dr. Luis A. Gomez, DVM, MSc, PhD, is an Associate Researcher. He has extensive experience in Veterinary Parasitology and Zoonotic Diseases.
The student would have a computer with internet access. We have several databases from different and previous research. There is the opportunity to interact with professors from our laboratory as well as meet other professors in the Veterinary School. Our laboratory collaborates with other veterinarians and professors with other projects in design and analysis because of our expertise.
The student will participate in sample collection (blood, tissue, feces) from alpacas and llamas in different scientific projects as sarcocystosis, cryptosporidiosis, eimeriosis and fascioliasis. Likewise, the student will train in enteric neonatal diseases of domestic South American camelids.
Student will be continuously working and participating in all the activities in our laboratory. We expect that the student would be working with us full time. We will also meet with the student every week to evaluate his/her progress.
Unfortunately, the university can not provide with housing for students. We can advise and help the student to find a place to stay while in Peru.
School of Veterinary Medicine, San Marcos University
Av. Circunvalacion 2800
Lima 41, Peru
+511-436-5780 ext. 103
+511-436-5780 ext. 106
cgavidia [at] jhsph [dot] edu or cmgavidia [at] yahoo [dot] com
Cesar Gavidia, DVM, PhD
Posted: 10/24/13