Dr.S.Abdul Rahman is the Executive Director and Past President of the Commonwealth Veterinary Association and Council Member, International Organisations of World Veterinary Association.
Dr. S. Abdul Rahman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from Mysore Veterinary College, Bangalore in 1965 and a Masters from University of Madras in 1969 and PhD in Veterinary Parasitology from University of Queensland, Australia in 1976.
He is the former Chairman of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Animal Welfare Working Group and a former Chairman and Member, OIE Ad hoc Group on Stray Dog Control and former Chairman of OIE Ad hoc Group on Welfare of Working Equids.a He has served as a Consultant to Compassion in World Farming,(CIWF) UK and World Animal Protection (WAP). He is also a former Member of Animal Welfare Board of India(AWBI).He has with joint collaboration between Commonwealth Veterinary Association (CVA) and WAP conceptualised the Concepts of Animal Welfare to be included as part of the veterinary curriculum in India.
He is actively engaged in promoting Animal Welfare in Islamic countries by raising issues of stunning prior to slaughter, long distance of transport especially in the Middle East. He has contributed two chapters on Transport of Animals, 1. Indian Subcontinent and 2. Middle East which has been published in the book “Long Distance Transport and Welfare of Farm Animals” published by CAB International Publication. He has also authored a paper commissioned by OIE on Islam and Animal Welfare with special reference to cruelty to animals during transport and slaughter to sensitise religious authorities in Islamic countries on animal welfare issues.
Dr Rahman has published more than 125 scientific papers and has authored a book on Veterinary Parasitology. His current interests include Veterinary Public Health especially involving Zoonosis to include control programmes for Rabies and Cysticercosis and Epidemiology and Control of Emerging Diseases, Meat Production and Modernisation of Abattoirs, Food Security and Safety, Adaptation to Climate Change and Animal Welfare.
He is the founder Trustee of Rabies In Asia (RIA), an international organisation supported by WHO for the control of Rabies in Asia and a Founder Life Member and President of Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI). He was also a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Rabies.
He is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC), UK.and Country Head of Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) India.
Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee(AWWC): Member