Past and present Companion Animal Medicine faculty, staff and House Officers reunite in New Orleans
On Friday June 1, the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Companion Animal Medicine Service organized a breakfast reunion of all small animal internal medicine specialists who trained at LSU (including those from the Bern-LSU residency program) at the Croissant d'Or bakery on Ursulines St. in New Orleans.
The event was fun and apparently appreciated by those in attendance, and it gave the LSU faculty and staff a chance to see how past residents are doing and where they are now.
Special thanks go to Nestlé Purina for sponsoring the breakfast and shuttle.
Up early for a breakfast get-together in New Orleans: First row from left to right: Drs. Jocelyn Garber (2nd year resident, LSU), Dionne Ferguson (Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Clark's Summit, Penn.), Nicole Luckschander (Vienna Veterinary Medical University, Austria), Alexandra Galler (2nd year resident, Vienna Veterinary Medical University, Austria), Isabelle Cattin (Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK), Mirjam Equilino and Michelle Im Hof (U. of Bern, Switzerland), David Senior (LSU), Erika Pickens (Veterinary Medicine Specialists, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas), Janet Bailey (Arizona Veterinary Specialists, Gilbert, Ariz.), Kenny Arceneaux (Louisiana Veterinary Referral Center, Mandeville, La.), and Amy Grooters (LSU). Second row from left to righ: Ms. Jackie Bourgeois and Ms. Lee Ann Eddleman (LSU), Drs. Kirk Ryan and Joe Taboada (LSU), Bettina Mayer-Roenne (Idexx Laboratories), Alice Nentwig (U. of Bern, Switzerland), Iwan Burgener (University of Leipzig, Germany), Nicole Schreiner (Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany), Frederic Gaschen (LSU), Lisa Laings (Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Atlanta, Ga.), Thierry Francey (U. of Bern, Switzerland), Steve Marks (North Carolina State U., Raleigh, N.C.), Julien Dandrieux (Liverpool, UK), Mark Robson (Veterinary Specialist Group, Auckland, New Zealand), and Heather Hoch (VCA South Paws Specialists, Fairfax, Va.). Not show is Dr. May-Li Cuypers (Veterinary Specialty Services, Largo, Fla.) who shot the photo.