SVM News

LSU Veterinary School students donate Great Rover Road Run proceeds to animal groups

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the Hill’s LSU SVM 22nd Annual Great Rover Road Run on Sunday, March 15. The Great Rover Road Run consists of a 5K Road Run followed by a one mile run/walk with your dog. Proceeds from the run will be given to NOLA VetReach, Friends of the Animals, Looking Fur Love Dog Rescue and the LSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship fund.

Equine student goes to Guatemala to educate local veterinarians

Melissa O’Hara (Class of 2015) joined the Texas Equine Veterinary Association for their Equitarian Trip to Guatemala in October 2014. The TEVA Equitarian Project only offers two scholarships to veterinary students at schools in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. O’Hara was the only veterinary student selected for the trip. The purpose of the trip was to educate horse owners on the importance of equine care such as trimming horse hooves and dental care. “It is easy to forget that some aspects of equine care that seem so commonplace to us in North America and developed countries are not that well understood or even taught in other parts of the world,” said O’Hara. The group also provided hands-on teaching demonstrations of basic veterinary care to veterinarians and students.

LSU veterinary students, House Officers and alumni pursue advanced training

Veterinary students and clinicians who wish to specialize in a particular area and become board certified must participate in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP). The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians sponsors the VIRMP to expedite the selection of interns and residents for participating veterinary schools, colleges, and institutions.

LSU Veterinary School graduate awarded National Research Council Research Associateship

Michael McCracken, PhD, a recent graduate of the LSU SVM Department of Pathobiological Sciences, has been awarded a Research Associateship award at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies. Dr. McCracken’s proposal was entitled, “Characterization of immune environment and viral kinetics in sites of dengue virus establishment as modulated by route of entry and vector exposure in a non-human primate model of dengue virus infection.” This award was based on his outstanding history of research during his doctoral training under Christopher Mores, SM, ScD, associate professor in PBS.

Events

Friday, March 27, 2015

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Science Seminar Series

Friday, April 3, 2015

All Day Spring Break, April 3-10
All Day Good Friday Holiday

Saturday, April 11, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ultrasound Workshop, April11-12, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

All Day Spring NAVLE Window, April 13-25
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. April 13 2015 Anesthesia Seminar: Nitrous Oxide - Basic Concepts