SVM News

With temperatures soaring, be sure to protect your pets from the extreme heat

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke. Dogs cannot tell us when they feel hot, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our pets have sufficient shelter from the sun, an adequate supply of water to drink, and a way to cool off as the heat rises.

LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital seeks new director

Applications and nominations are being sought for the position of Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. The Director is an essential part of the School’s leadership team and serves on the Dean’s Cabinet. Based on credentials, the candidate may be eligible for a professional or academic rank at the Associate/Full, Clinical or Tenure-track level within the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Hospital Director is responsible for overall leadership and administration of the Hospital including the development of a strategic vision, implementation of sound fiscal strategies, and creation of a culture that fosters a high standard of client service and patient care in a teaching/learning environment. The Hospital Director will lead the development of new strategic initiatives, innovative business models and strategic partnerships in conjunction with the School administration. The Hospital Director will be a dynamic, positive, innovative, entrepreneurial individual with excellent interpersonal and management skills. This individual will promote a positive and supportive working environment and have an understanding of the markets for primary, secondary, and tertiary veterinary services.

Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness.

Hurricane Preparation Tips for Pet Owners

Pet Owners: If an emergency or bad weather forces you and your pets from your home, Will you know what to do and what to bring?

Events

Saturday, July 11, 2015

All Day AVMA Conference, July 11-14

Monday, July 13, 2015

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Alumni & Friends Reception at AVMA Convention

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

All Day Equine Dentistry Course

Monday, July 27, 2015

All Day 2015 Louisiana Animal Control Association Meeting

Saturday, August 1, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series

Friday, September 11, 2015

All Day DiVersity Matters: Cultural Competency, Diversity and Inclusivity--An Imperative for our Multicultural Society, September 11-12