Govind, Professor of Animal Science at Fort Valley State University (FVSU), received his professional degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1986 from Madras Veterinary College, India. He also received his MVSc degree from the same institution in 1988. After serving as a faculty member at Madras Veterinary College for four years, he moved to the US in 1993 and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1996. After a brief stint at the University of California at Davis as a post-doctoral researcher, he joined Fort Valley State University in 1997 with research and teaching responsibilities. His research focuses on pre-harvest management methods to minimize animal stress and improve meat quality and food safety in small ruminants and post-harvest methodologies to improve quality and safety of goat meat.