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The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine proudly celebrated its 48th annual Veterinary Medicine Commencement on Friday, May 17, conferring 110 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. The ceremony, presided over by Oliver A. Garden, BvetMed, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, dean of the school, was graced by the presence of esteemed individuals, including former LSU Baseball Coach Paul Mainieri as the commencement speaker.

A new $150,000 investment from national nonprofit Petco Love, in partnership with Blue Buffalo, supports client hardship cases for pet cancer patients at LSU Vet Med. The grant brings their total in cancer care support to $600,000 since 2019.

As the 2024 hurricane season approached, LSU Vet Med held its annual weeklong Disaster Training and Response Boot Camp with LSART. This program provides training for animal safety in disaster situations and teaches core skills including evacuation procedures, large animal rescue, emergency management, shelter operations, slack water rescue, biosecurity, planning, and safety.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine opens the 30th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art with an opening reception on May 11, 2024, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the LSU Vet Med Library. The show runs through June 2. The exhibition is free and open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More than 170 people participated in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine 27th Annual Hill's Great Rover Road Run on Sunday, April 21. ! In addition, the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association (SAVMA) hosted a dog wash after the Great Rover Road Run and raised more than $1,200 for student activities.

Join us on Monday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Library for "An Evening of Poetry" to culminate Dr. Brandon Kilbourne's artist residency. This public literary reading is free and open to the public. Kilbourne will read poems composed during the residency and other previously published work. It will also include a moderated discussion with Kilbourne and LSU Vet Med community members who interacted with the artist in residence. Dr. Julie Kane, Louisiana poet laureate from 2011-13, will attend.

There could be potential hazards lurking in your yard. Among the flora often included in Louisiana landscapes are toxic plants, such as the sago palm, as well as other popular plants like hydrangea, wisteria, foxglove, and more.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine highlighted its research and bestowed awards at a research reception on April 3.

"The Art of Pritam Singh," is an exhibition of 36 watercolor paintings April 15 to May 3, 2024, in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Library. An artist's reception will take place Monday, April 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the LSU Vet Med Library. The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Visitors can also come to the LSU Vet Med Library between April 15 and May 3 during regular business hours to view the show.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients: Jay Addison, DVM (LSU 1983); Cyril Clarke, BVSc (RSA), PhD (LSU 1987), DACVP; and Judy Pawlusiow, DVM (LSU 1992), MS (LSU 1981), DACVIM (SAIM).

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announced that its Dog Daycare is now open to the public, welcoming not only dogs belonging to staff, students and faculty at LSU but also extending its services to all dog owners in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announces its third artist-in-residence, Dr. Brandon Kilbourne, a poet and evolutionary biologist who serves as a research biologist and administrator at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Kilbourne is in residence from Monday, April 1 to Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

 

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