Texas Tech University

Antu Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

About Me

Dr. Radhakrishnan grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he played tennis and soccer while maintaining an avid interest in science and math. He completed his undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Philosophy, at The University of Chicago where he met his wife and played on the varsity soccer team. He worked for 1 year doing cancer research at The University of Chicago Hospitals and then 2 years as a veterinary assistant for a small animal practice before attending the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a rotating internship and followed by a residency small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife then started a 24-hour specialty and emergency hospital in Lexington, KY which they owned and operated for 13 years. After selling the practice, Dr. R continued there for 4 years as medical director and head of internal medicine until joining the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine full-time.


Dr. Radhakrishnan has always enjoyed teaching working as a tutor in high school and college and then teaching SAT, ACT, and MCAT prep classes after college and during veterinary school. He has taught both didactically and clinically, in his veterinary hospital, high school students, undergraduate students, veterinary technician students, and veterinary students. He has also lectured at regional, state, and national continuing education conferences to veterinarians around the United States. Dr. Radhakrishnan's instruction focuses on spectrum of care and providing options for pet owners to give the most appropriate care to their pets. He and his practice received the Lincoln Memorial University School of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Affiliate Award 2022.


Past research has focused on clinical-based conditions and procedures, with emphasis on minimally invasive procedures. Future projects include low-dose oral maintenance chemotherapy for cancer patients, evaluation of cortisol levels in various clinical situations, and evaluating treatment protocols for common medical conditions.


Dr. Radhakrishnan is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Texas Veterinary Medical Association. He has served on the advisory board for Locust Trace (H.S.) Agriscience Center in Lexington, KY as well as well as the Veterinary Technology Program at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. He is currently on the advisory board for Wedgewood Compounding Pharmacy and serves as a reviewer of scientific article submissions for several veterinary medical journals. He is on the Clinical Programs Committee which works with the local veterinary partners that will host TTU's 4th year veterinary students.