SVM News

Dean Joel Baines and Dr. Jeanne Baines become newest members of Phi Zeta Tau Chapter

We are pleased to announce that Joel D. Baines, VMD, PhD, dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and Jeanne Baines, VMD, became members of the Tau Chapter of Phi Zeta, the honor society for veterinary medicine. Dean Baines has been a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honorary Society since 1979 and the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honorary Fraternity since 1994.

Midmark donates dental equipment to LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

On August 6, Midmark donated a Midmark VetPro5000 to the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for its community practice service. “The Midmark VetPro 5000 is a dental machine that will allow us to properly scale and polish teeth,” said Nancy Welborn, DVM (LSU SVM 1990), assistant professor of community practice. The VetPro 5000 also has a high-speed drill needed for tooth extractions and, with digital dental radiography, means the LSU VTH will be able to offer dental care for patients.

Mike VI attendance at home football games is entirely up to him

Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot, is an important part of the LSU community and its athletic traditions. Fans love to see Mike VI on the field as part of LSU’s pre-game festivities. However, because we do not sedate him or force him to go into the stadium, Mike’s attendance is entirely up to him.

LSU veterinary students go on mission trip to Haiti

This summer, I and my classmates, Abbey Raaphorst, Alissa Walsh and Kayla Odom, were given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Haiti with Christian Veterinary Missions. We were accompanied by Drs. Deb and John Mauterer (LSU SVM 1987), Andrea Smithers (wife of fourth-year student Bridger Smithers) and Karla Buller, a third-year student from Nebraska State University. My classmates and I worked diligently to raise money for over three months as a team. We made t-shirts, went to local businesses and asked for item donations for our “Flash Sale for Haiti” Facebook page, sent out support letters to our family and friends, went around to local veterinary clinics asking for donations, and applied to the Walter J. Ernst Jr. Veterinary Memorial Foundation (part of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association) for a scholarship, as well as appealing to our local Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association here at LSU. Together, we raised more than enough money to pay for our plane tickets, trip expenses and supplies for the local veterinarian who hosted us, Dr. Kelly Crowdis.  


Sunday, September 21, 2014

All Day LAAVP Meeting
All Day LVMA Equine Meeting, September 21-23

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014

All Day Southwest Veterinary Symposium, September 25-28

Thursday, October 2, 2014

All Day Fall Holiday for Years I, II and III, October 2-3

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ultrasound Workshop, October 11-12, 2014