David G. Baker

David G. Baker

Professor and Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Department of Pathobiological Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803



MPA, Louisiana State University

PhD, University of California, Davis

DVM, University of California, Davis

MS, University of California, Davis

BS, University of California, Davis

AS, Cypress Community College

Research Interest

Econometrics, parasitic diseases

Teaching Interest

Laboratory animal medicine, parasitology, business and finance

Clinical Interest

Laboratory animal medicine

Awards & Honors

2021, Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher of the Year Award

2021, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Award (Class of 2023)

2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role

2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role

2017, Ralph C. Cooper Veterinarian of the Year Award, Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association

2016, Joseph J. Garvey Management Award, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

2015, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role

2014, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role

2013, Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium Academic Leadership Development 
Program (SECAC ALDP). 2012-2013. One of four LSU faculty members selected for a year-long training program designed to develop upper-level university administrators.

2013, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role


Birke LL, Molina PE, Baker DG, Leonard ST, Marrero LJ, Johnson M, and Simkin J. 2009. Comparison of Selamectin and Imidacloprid plus Permethrin in Eliminating Leporacarus gibbus infestation in laboratory rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 48(6):1-6.

Baker DG. 2011. A user-friendly approach to cost accounting in laboratory animal facilities. Lab Animal 40(9):277-286.

Bhupathiraju NVSDK, Gottumukkala V, Hao E, Hu X, Fronczek FR, Baker DG, Wakamatsu N, and Vicente MGH. 2011. Synthesis and toxicity of cobaltabiscarbollide-containing porphyrins of high boron content. Journal of Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines 15:973-983.

Baker DG and Kearney MT. 2011. Evaluation of an internal research funding program in a School of Veterinary Medicine. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 39(1):39-45.

Baker DG, Woods TA, Butchi NB, Morgan TM, Taylor RT, Sunyakumthorn P, Mukherjee P, Lubick K, Best S, and Peterson KE. 2012. Toll-like receptor 7 suppresses virus replication in neurons but does not affect viral pathogenesis in a mouse model of Langat virus infection.  Journal of General Virology 94:336-347.

Baker DG and Kearney MT. 2015. The need for econometric research in laboratory animal resource operations. Lab Animal 44(6):217-220.

Upchurch DA, Ogden DM and Baker DG. 2015. Bilateral femoral arterial dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria immitis in a dog. Veterinary Record Case Reports 3:e000184 doi:10. 1136/vetreccr-2015-000184.

Baker DG. 2016. Eyeworm Disease (Thelaziasis). In: The Merck Veterinary Manual. C.M. Kahn (Ed.), 11th Ed. Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., Pp. 510-512.

Baker DG. 2018. Parasitic Diseases. In: The Marmoset in Captivity & Biomedical Research. R. Marini, L. Wachtman, S. Tardif, K. Mansfield, J. Fox (Eds.), Elsevier, pp 289-303.

Boudreaux BB, LaRue SM, Rademacher N, Neck D, Grasperge B, Wood C and Baker DG. 2019. Treatment of leiomyosarcoma in a tiger (Panthera tigris) with stereotactic radiotherapy. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.12720