JOHN, Dr Mathew C Tamil Nadu,
Dr. Mathew C. John, is a veterinarian by profession with the academic qualification of M.V.Sc., Ph.D., and he retired as the Professor and Head, Department of Wildlife Science, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, under the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University. He has served in various committees in the academic side of the Veterinary University. Dr. Mathew C. John is the founder committee member of the Madras Canine Club, he is also a life member of the Kennel Club of India and a managing Committee Member of the Kennel Club of India. He has been regularly contributing professional articles to the Indian Kennel Gazette, the official magazine of Kennel Club of India. He is a pet lover from his childhood and showed keen interest in dog shows from his college days. He entered the dog game with a standard smooth Dachshund, Cinbob's Cindy. He was seriously involved in breeding Dachshunds, Basset Hound, Tibetan Spaniels, Labradors, Whippets, Spitz and made many champions under the "CINBOB" prefix. He is a member of the World Wide Fund-Nature India, Chennai Naturalists Society and in Zoo Outreach Organization. Central Government under the Ministry of Environment and Forest has appointed him as a Member of Central Zoo Authority of India, the apex body responsible for enhancing the role of Zoos as Institutions for conservation breeding for a period of three years (2004-2007). He is also a member of the committee on research, to identify the areas of the Zoo management, appointed by the MEFChairman, Central Zoo authority of India. He is an all breeds judge in the Kennel Club of India panel and has been judging many shows all over India also in Sri Lanka and Australia. Invariably after the shows the club organizes a professional discussion with him to clarify the professional doubts of canine breeding problems and treatment of problematic cases.