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The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is thrilled to host a concert with its second artist-in-residence Charlie Rauh and LSU's A Capella Choir on September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at LSU Vet Med on Skip Bertman Drive.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine invites you to attend its Tales from the Field program series, which shares stories that exemplify the LSU Vet Med Vision, Mission, and Values. This program will highlight the school's Vision of "Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery." This program is free and open to the public.

From May through August, twenty-six LSU Vet Med veterinary students conducted research as part of the Veterinary Summer Scholars Program, which serves to further students' learning and experiences in research beyond the required classroom and clinical training.

On August 14, 2023, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine conferred six degrees: four PhD degrees and two Master’s degrees.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is delighted to announce the appointment of Rhett Stout, DVM, Ph.D. (LSU 1994, 2003), DACLAM, as the new director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine (DLAM), effective July 1, 2023. With a remarkable journey spanning nearly three decades at LSU Vet Med, Dr. Stout's extensive experience and contributions make him the ideal candidate to lead DLAM, having served as the associate director since 2003 and as an instructor and then associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences since joining the faculty in July 1997.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is thrilled to announce the appointment of Gretchen Delcambre, DVM (LSU 2009), MS, as the assistant dean for student outreach and veterinary admissions, effective August 1, 2023. Dr. Delcambre has been an integral part of the LSU Vet Med team, serving as the director of veterinary outreach and admissions since July 2022.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is thrilled to continue its Artist-in-Residence Program featuring musician-composer Charlie Rauh of New York City. He is the second artist-in-residence; the first was a visual artist, Shelby Prindaville of Sioux City, Iowa.

On July 27 at 11:30 a.m., the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is releasing a Crested Caracara near the lake in Lake Charles, La. The plan is to park at 11:30 a.m. at 3395 Manchester Road in Lake Charles, which is approximately one mile from where the bird was found.

Twig, an ostrich from the Hattiesburg Zoo, sustained an injury and came to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for surgery to repair her wing.

Cherie Pucheu-Haston, DVM (LSU 1992), Ph.D., DACVD, professor of dermatology, has been promoted to the new role of associate dean for clinical programs. In this new role, Dr. Pucheu-Haston will serve as a leader and strategic visionary for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and various related community outreach services, including oversight of daily operations and management of the faculty, staff, and house officers currently providing clinical services for over 20,000 cases per year.

Alexander Murashov, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as the head of the Comparative Biomedical Sciences department. He is an accomplished scientist and educator with a record of success in both research and teaching. He will be responsible for overseeing the CBS department's extensive biomedical research programs and advanced (MS and PhD) degrees.

A surgical procedure performed by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine ophthalmology team gives cats born without eyelids a chance to retain eyesight and live a pain-free life. Last year, the team improved the lives of two shelter cats, Sasha and Bobbles, who were born without eyelids.


Thomas Rooney

Thomas Rooney

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