Virginie Wurlod

Virginie Wurlod

Associate Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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



MSc, University of Illinois, 2015, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern (Switzerland), 2008


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care 

Research Interest

I would like to pursue research in transfusion medicine and renal replacement therapies. I would also love to investigate further the use of intravenous lipid emulsion to treat cases of intoxication.  

Teaching Interest

Trauma, anaphylaxis, intoxications.

Clinical Interest

After completion of the Hemodialysis Academy in 2019, Dr. Wurlod is working on reopening the Small Animal Dialysis service at LSU in 2022. 

Awards & Honors

2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll


Wurlod VA, Smith SA, McMichael MA, O'Brien M, Herring J, Swanson KS. “Iron metabolism 
following intravenous transfusion with stored versus fresh autologous erythrocyte concentrate in 
healthy dogs.” Am J Vet Res. 2015 Nov;76(11):996-1004.

Wurlod VA, Howard J, Francey T, Schweighauser A, Adamik KN. “Comparison of the in vitro 
effects of saline, hypertonic hydroxyethyl starch, hypertonic saline, and two forms of hydroxyethyl starch on whole blood coagulation and platelet function in dogs.” J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2015 Jul-Aug;25(4):474-87.

Herring JM, McMichael MA, Corsi R, Wurlod V. “Intravenous lipid emulsion therapy in three 
cases of canine naproxen overdose.” J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2015 Sep- 

Smith MR, Wurlod VA. Severe Rhabdomyolysis Associated with Acute Amphetamine Toxicosis 
in a Dog. Case Rep Vet Med. 2020 Jan 29;2020:2816373.

Smith MR, Wurlod VA, Ralph AG, Daniels ER, Mitchell M. Mortality rate and prognostic 
factors for dogs with severe anaphylaxis: 67 cases (2016-2018). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 May 

Rincon Angie, Wurlod Virginie, Smith Ryan, Liu Chin-Chi, Effects of time delay and blood storage methods on analysis of canine venous blood samples with a point-of-care analyzer. 2021.