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.
The students in the Class of 2018 began their professional veterinary journey with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on August 15 when they started orientation. On August 20, they received their blue lab coats and took the professional oath of conduct.
On Saturday, August 23 from 1 to 5 p.m., teams of LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) faculty, staff and students will assemble and paint dog houses to be donate to Yelp!, a nonprofit animal welfare organization. This is the second year in a row that LSU SVM has hosted this event.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine presented awards to five staff members on July 16. Lisa Roundtree, veterinary technician with the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s dermatology service, was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award. This award recognizes an employee from all SVM staff categories who exhibits superior work habits and who gives extra contributions to the School. Roundtree was commended for her 24 years of service to the LSU SVM, her willingness to help others and for consistently going well beyond the job description.
Monday, September 1, 2014
|All Day||Labor Day Holiday|
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|