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Olalekan Michael Ogundele, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and systems neuroscience in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, has received a significant grant of $1,826,550 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The grant aims to support Dr. Ogundele's research, which focuses on understanding how our brain circuits work when we encounter positive or negative things in our environment and how these experiences influence our behavior.

Meet Caesar, an 11-year-old boxer, whose journey from parade parties to a cancer diagnosis has captured the hearts of those who know him. The Lizano family adopted Caesar when he was only three months old. Veterinary Medicine. On March 18, 2022, Caesar was officially diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma. Over the course of four weeks, Caesar underwent four sessions of radiation therapy until starting Palladia, an oral chemotherapy treatment. Through it all, Caesar was an absolute trooper, and his happy-go-lucky personality never wavered.

Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for domestic dogs and cats in the U.S., and since November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine wants to spread the word to help educate pet owners about how best to protect their pets.

A PetCo Love grant made it possible for Ree, a Great Dane, to be treated for cancer at LSU Vet Med.

One Health is the concept that recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the environment are closely linked and dependent on each other, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is uniquely placed to educate people about this concept due to our interdisplinary nature, which focuses on the health of people and animals, as well as sustainability.

LSU Vet Med Ophthalmology Service client Lynn Ladner got more than he bargained for when he adopted a shelter dog named Chloe eight years ago.

Holidays bring families and friends together, but can also mean potential hazards for pets. Table foods, ornaments, and other holiday items can be harmful to cats and dogs. Every year veterinarians at the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital see an increase in a variety of digestive diseases during the holiday season.

It is with great excitement that the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine welcomes the incoming Class of 2027. This year's class was one of the most competitive application pools we have seen in recent years. With nearly 1,500 applications applicants, only 132 would be admitted for the Class of 2027.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that Jude Bordelon, DVM (LSU 2002), MS, DACVS, has joined the faculty as a professor of small animal surgery.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce that two of our faculty members have been elected to leadership positions in national veterinary associations: Henry Green, DVM (LSU 1999), DACVIM, associate dean for inclusive excellence and associate professor of veterinary cardiology, has been elected as president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for 2024; and Clare Scully, DVM, DACT, associate professor of food animal health maintenance, was inducted as president of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.

For the fourth year in a row, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Halloween season has arrived, and it is expected that many people plan to have a spooky good time with family and friends, but do not forget about the safety of your four-legged friends. Halloween can be fun for you, but a number of tricks and treats can be hazardous to your pets.


Thomas Rooney

Thomas Rooney

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