SVM News

LSU Veterinary School opens 27th International Exhibition on Animals in Art

Over 160 people attended the opening reception for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 27th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art. The exhibition will be on display in the School of Veterinary Medicine Library on Skip Bertman Drive through April 27 during regular library hours. This event is free and open to the public, but a portion of the art sales benefits the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

LSU Veterinary School Bestows Awards at Faculty/Graduate Student Dinner

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine highlighted its research and bestowed awards at its annual Faculty/Graduate Student Dinner at the LSU Union on March 27. James E. Miller, DVM, MPVM, PhD, interim associate dean for research and advanced studies, served as master of ceremonies. K.T. Valsaraj, MSc, PhD, LSU vice chancellor for Research & Economic Development, was the guest speaker.

LSU Veterinary School and LSART to host animal disaster response “boot camp”

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) and Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnership will hold an intensive boot camp training from April 28-May 1 for veterinary students, animal control officials, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other animal care personnel from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and other states. The LSART/LSU partnership has trained over 1,000 veterinary students, veterinarians, first responders and animal care personnel since 2005.

Keep pets and livestock safe from sago palms and other toxic plants and pesticides

Sago palm is a common plant of the cycad family that is very popular with landscapers and homeowners in the Baton Rouge area. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that sago palm seeds, leaves, and roots are extremely toxic to pets. Clinicians at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine regularly see dogs suffering from sago palm toxicity. Soon after eating seeds, leaves or roots, dogs start to throw up. Clinical signs then go on to include lethargy, lack of appetite, diarrhea and jaundice.

Events

Saturday, March 29, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 27th International Exhibition on Animals in Art

Monday, April 14, 2014

All Day Spring Break, April 14-18
All Day Spring NAVLE Window, April 14-26

Friday, April 18, 2014

All Day Good Friday Holiday

Sunday, April 27, 2014

All Day LAAVP Meeting

Monday, April 28, 2014

TBA LSART/LSU SVM Boot Camp