Join us for an online conversation with Dean Oliver Garden

Our next quarterly Zoom online conversation with Dean Oliver Garden will be held on October 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m on Zoom. Dean Garden will update our alumni on the school, including progress on strategic goals, changes in facilities, curriculum updates, cohort size, and more. A link to the Zoom call is below.

Dr. Rhett Stout named attending veterinarian for Mike VII

Rhett Stout, DVM, PhD (LSU Vet Med 1994), an associate professor and faculty member at LSU Vet Med for almost 30 years, is Mike VII's attending veterinarian. Read the feature article on Dr. Stout's experience with LSU's live mascot at the link below.

BRAVMA, LSU Vet Med collaborate on Continuing Education event

On Thursday, September 14, LSU Vet Med, in collaboration with the Baton Rouge Veterinary Medical Association (BRAVMA), hosted a 2-hour CE session at the LSU Vet Med Library.

Following a dinner, the meeting was opened by incoming president Dr. Danielle Fazio (LSU Vet Med 2016). Dr. Alissa St. Blanc, assistant professor of small animal surgery, gave a presentation on acute wound management and wound reconstruction. Over 40 veterinarians and technicians attended.

Be looking for our next session on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM!

LSU Vet Med Reunion Weekend scheduled for October 20-21, 2023

Reunions for the milestone classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 will take place the weekend of October 20-21, 2023. This is in conjunction with the LSU vs Army football game. All are welcome as we gather to educate and celebrate!

Hotel Information: Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown, 260 Third Street, Baton Rouge

Note that there is a 2-night minimum stay required on Saturday night, Oct. 21.

Dr. Patty Lathan joins LSU Vet Med as professor of small animal internal medicine.

Our team continues to grow! Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Patty Lathan, who has joined LSU Vet Med as a professor of small animal internal medicine.

Dr. Lathan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. She completed her VMD degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her master's at Purdue University. She is a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). Dr. Lathan's areas of interest in clinical practice and research include endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, Addison’s disease, and Cushing’s syndrome.

Dr. David Martinez joins LSU Vet Med as assistant professor of food animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. David Martinez has joined LSU Vet Med as an assistant professor of food animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Martinez completed his MV and MSc degrees at the National University of Columbia and recently completed his PhD at Auburn University. His clinical areas of interest are respiratory and neurologic disease in ruminants and his research interests include bovine respiratory disease.

Nominate a classmate for the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Awards

We are now accepting nominations for the LSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus Awards. Graduates can be nominated in one of three categories: DVM, MS, and PhD alumni.

The Distinguished Alumnus Awards recognize exceptional individuals who have not only excelled in their chosen fields but have also demonstrated an unwavering commitment to LSU Vet Med. They serve as a testament to the enduring impact of education, showcasing our alumni who have leveraged their knowledge, skills, and experiences to make significant contributions to society.

Any graduate from LSU Vet Med who is in possession of a DVM, MS, or PhD degree is eligible for the awards. Candidates will be recognized for their accomplishments and for having made outstanding contributions to animal health, to people, to the profession, and to their alma mater. A committee will review nominations and vote on the recipients. The committee will be made up of the dean, the senior associate dean for student success, the chairs of the Alumni Committee, the chapter president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), and past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Nominations are due by October 31, 2023 and will remain active for two years.

To nominate, please submit the name of the nominee, a letter of why he or she is being nominated, and one other letter of support (by email or regular mail) to Gretchen Morgan, Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Communications, gmorgan@lsu.edu or LSU Vet Med, Dean’s Office, Skip Bertman Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70803. For a list of previous winners or any questions about the process, contact Gretchen via email or at 225-578-9565.

Dr. Pilar Camacho-Luna is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Dr. Pilar Camacho-Luna, assistant professor of veterinary ophthalmology, has passed her board exam and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. LSU Vet Med has the most board-certified specialists under one roof in Louisiana. We are fully committed to providing the very best in animal healthcare for Louisiana and beyond!

Congratulations, Dr. Camacho-Luna!

Digital alumni display with online accessibility is coming to LSU Vet Med

Many alumni have noticed that we have run out of space for the LSU Vet Med alumni class composites. In fact, the most recent graduating classes are not on display.

In an effort to create a more user-friendly interface for ALL graduating classes, we are in the process of installing a new digital display. The display, which will be mounted outside the LSU Vet Med Library, will provide visitors a dynamic, searchable platform for alumni composites, LSU Vet Med history, and interviews. As a bonus, alumni will be able to access the display content on the internet from any device.

Be on the lookout for the new display when you visit campus for Alumni Weekend on October 20-21.

Send us your career and life updates for the new Class Notes section of UPROAR magazine

New job? Big career moment? New address? New addition to the family? We want to hear from you! Send us your milestone news (and pictures!) to vetmed@lsu.edu and we will include it in the Class Notes section of an upcoming edition of UPROAR!

The magazine tells the stories of how we fulfill our mission to teach, heal, discover, and protect. View the digital version by clicking the link below, and please share with colleagues, family, and friends!


Visit our exhibitor booth at several upcoming events and learn more about career opportunities at LSU Vet Med.

We are growing! LSU Vet Med is seeking healthcare professionals and biomedical researchers looking to take their careers to the next level. Join us as we proudly serve Louisiana and impact the world!

If you’re in Louisville, Kentucky for the ACVS Surgery Summit on October 11-14, come by our booth in the exhibit hall for a visit! We will be booth #5.

We will have a booth at the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Meeting on October 12-14 in Reno, Nevada.

Join us in New Orleans for the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 2023 Annual Conference on October 25-28.

For a complete listing of available positions, visit https://lsu.edu/vetmed/employment/index.php

Mark your calendars for upcoming events. Visit our website at www.lsu.edu/vetmed or click the link below for a listing of upcoming alumni events.

There are many ways to stay connected to LSU Vet Med.

The private group page for LSU alumni is here: www.facebook.com/groups/LSUSVMAlumni

The Facebook page for LSU Vet Med: www.facebook.com/LSUSVM

LSU Teaching Hospital Community Practice: www.facebook.com//LSUVTH

And of course, you can always go to our website for information and help at www.lsu.edu/vetmed/alumni/index

Contact Gretchen Morgan, Senior Director of Communications and Alumni Relations, at gmorgan@lsu.edu