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2 School of Veterinary Medicine ABOUT THE COVER The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1968. We accepted our first class in 1973. That inaugural class graduated in 1977. The Veterinary Medicine Building was completed in 1978. This drawing was done by Daniel Hillman, DVM, professor emeritus. Dr. Hillmann was a profess of veterinary anatomy and cell biology in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences. He joined the faculty in August 1973 and retired in 2011. Dr. Hillmann taught anatomy to all of the LSU SVM students from the Class of 1977 through the Class of 2014. We Teach We Heal We Discover We Protect
2019–2020 Bulletin 1 SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE BULLETIN 2019-2020 Issue • August 2019 The LSU catalog and bulletin series (ISSN 0744-4613, 359-070) is published by Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College four times a year: once in April, once in June, once in July, and once in August. Periodicals postage paid at Baton Rouge 70803. Copies of this bulletin may be obtained from–and change of address, undeliverable copies, and other mail sent to–School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803. Statement of Accreditation Louisiana State University and A&M College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University and A&M College. The AVMA Council on Education (COE) is the national accrediting agency for veterinary medical education in the United States. The AVMA COE assures that minimum standards in veterinary medical education are met by all AVMA-accredited colleges or schools of veterinary medicine, and that students enrolled in those colleges or schools receive an education that will prepare them for entry-level positions in the profession. The LSU program has met all essential requirements for an acceptable college or school as established by the AVMA COE. Full accreditation was granted in 1977 and reaffirmed in 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005, 2010 and 2013. The next site visit is scheduled for 2019. Our Mission The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is a diverse and inclusive community that will become a top tier leader in Veterinary Medicine, Biomedicine, Agriculture, and animal health and welfare through innovative teaching, cutting edge research, and exceptional service. Effective date of this bulletin • Fall 2019 LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ACCESS UNIVERSITY PRODUCED BY THE LSU SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PRINTED BY LSU PRINTING SERVICES
2 School of Veterinary Medicine This School of Veterinary Medicine Bulletin Graduate Student Responsibility represents a flexible program of the current educational plans, offerings, and requirements As a graduate student, you must assume that may be altered from time to time to carry full responsibility for knowledge of rules out the purposes and objectives of the School and regulations of the Graduate School and and the University. The provisions of this departmental requirements concerning your publication do not constitute an offer for a individual degree program. Since requirements contract that may be accepted by you through and programs are subject to change, you should registration and enrollment in the University. at all times be aware of current regulations. The University reserves the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement at any For More Information time within the student’s period of study at the If you would like more information about University. LSU further reserves the right to veterinary programs and activities, please require you to withdraw from the University for write or call the School of Veterinary Medicine, cause at any time. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803; 225-578-9900, or contact LSU assures equal opportunity for all qualified specific offices directly. Several offices are listed persons without regard to sex, gender, gender below for your convenience: identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, belief system, Veterinary Teaching Hospital age, education, and (dis)ability, marital status, or veteran’s status in the admission to, Large Animals • 225-578-9500 participation in, and treatment or employment in the programs and activities the University Small Animals • 225-578-9600 operates. Anyone having questions or complaints regarding equal opportunity at LSU Office of Admissions, School of Veterinary should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Medicine • 225-578-9537 Programs, 304 Thomas Boyd Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803; 225-578-8200. Email: email@example.com Persons believing they have been discriminated against contrary to federal law are entitled to Office of the Dean, School of Veterinary make an inquiry or file a complaint with the U.S. Medicine • 225-578-9900 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 701 Loyola Ave., Suite 600, New Orleans, Louisiana http://www.lsu.edu/vetmed 70113; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, 1200 Main Tower Building, Dallas, Texas 75202.
2019–2020 Bulletin 3 CONTENTS Veterinary School Calendar 2019-2020...........4 Admission............................................................. 29 Graduate Calendar 2019-2020.........................5 Financial Assistance.......................................... 29 The University........................................................8 Graduate Professional Studies....................... 29 University Mission.................................................9 Dual Track Programs......................................... 30 The School of Veterinary Medicine................. 10 Fees & Financial Aid.......................................... 31 History.................................................................... 10 Application Fee.................................................... 31 Degrees................................................................. 10 Professional Fees................................................ 31 Departments......................................................... 10 Graduation Fees.................................................. 31 Veterinary Medicine Library............................... 11 Other Fees............................................................ 31 Veterinary Teaching Hospital............................ 11 Fees - Veterinary Medicine Students............ 32 Professionalism.................................................... 12 Fees - Graduate Students................................ 33 Student and Faculty Code of Ethics............... 12 Required Fees..................................................... 34 Resources for Student Clubs............................ 13 Payment of Fees................................................. 35 Commitment to Community.............................. 13 Financial Obligation to University.................. 36 Professional Attire............................................... 14 Refund of Fees.................................................... 36 Policy and Procedures for Service Animals. 14 Veterans’ Benefits...............................................37 Academic Dishonesty........................................ 15 Financial Aid.........................................................37 Licensure Requirements.....................................17 Scholarships Offered by the SVM.................. 39 The Professional Program................................ 18 Student Services............................................... 40 Admission Requirements.................................. 18 University Housing............................................. 40 Residence Classification.................................... 18 Student Health Center...................................... 40 Minimum Prerequisites for Admission........... 19 Student Accident and Sickness Important Coursework Information................ 20 Insurance Plan..................................................... 40 GRE........................................................................ 20 Postal Service...................................................... 40 Admission Procedures....................................... 21 University Recreation......................................... 41 Scholastic Regulations...................................... 22 Courses of Instruction...................................... 42 Withdrawal........................................................... 23 Course Numbering System............................. 42 Pre-Exposure Rabies Vaccination.................. 25 Professional Courses........................................ 43 Professional Curriculum (List).......................... 26 Graduate Courses............................................. 50 The Advanced Studies Program..................... 28 Graduate Academic Programs....................... 28 Faculty................................................................ 56 Areas of Specialization..................................... 28
4 School of Veterinary Medicine VETERINARY SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019-2020 All dates are subject to change. Fall Semester • 2019 Spring Semester • 2020 August 5 Block 4, Phase II begins 9 a.m. January 1 Christmas and New Year’s Holidays ends 14-21 First Year Orientation 2 Phase 2 students return to clinics 15 Family Orientation and Coating Ceremony 6 Semester begins, Years I, II and III 19 Semester begins 6-20 Problem-based Learning, Year I 19 Classes begin, Years II and III 13 Block 9, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 22 Classes begin, Year I 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday September 25 Open House 2 Labor Day Holiday 29 Dean’s Grand Rounds 3 Classes resume, Years I, II and III February 3 Block 5, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 2-3 Phase 2 Orientation 30 Block 6, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 3 Year III Coating Ceremony October 3 USDA Accreditation Seminar 17-18 Fall Holiday, Years I-III 4 Year III Phase 1 ends 28 Block 7, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 10 Phase 2 begins, Year III; Block 10 30 Dean’s Grand Rounds 24-25 Mardi Gras Holidays, Years I and II 25 Mardi Gras Holiday for Faculty and Staff November 18 Fall NAVLE Window begins 26 Dean’s Grand Rounds or Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day (TBD) 27 Dean’s Grand Rounds 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday March 14-16 SAVMA Symposium (Univ of Georgia) December 23-27 Spring Break 2 Block 8, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 2-13 Problem-Based Learning, Year II April 13 SVM semester ends 1 Grand Rounds 14 Fall NAVLE window ends 6 Block 12 begins 17 Final day for grades to Student Affairs 13-25 Spring NAVLE window 20 Diploma Distribution Ceremony for MS/PhD 10 Good Friday Holiday 21-26 Holiday Week for Phase 2 students May 24 Christmas and New Year’s Holidays begin 1 Awards Ceremony 7 Final day for grades for Year IV 8 Semester ends 11 Block 1, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 11 SVM Commencement for DVM
2019–2020 Bulletin 5 GRADUATE CALENDAR 2019-2020 All dates are subject to change. 12 Final day for grades 8 Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are 15 Diploma Distribution Ceremony for MS/PhD scheduled 27 Thanksgiving Holiday begins Summer Term • 2020 December June 2 Classes resume 8 Block 2, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 4 Concentrated Study Period begins 7 Classes end July 8 Concentrated Study Period ends 4 Independence Day Holiday 9-14 Final examinations 13 Block 3, Phase II begins 9 a.m. 17 Final grades due (degree candidate) 18 Final grades due (non-degree candidate) Fall Semester • 2019 20 Commencement August 15-16 International Student Orientation 19 New Graduate Student Orientation Winter session • 2019 26 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. December 17 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. September 17 Final date for dropping courses without 2 Labor Day holiday receiving a grade of “W” 3 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 18 Final date for adding courses for credit and 4 Final date for dropping courses without making section changes receiving a grade of “W” 18 Final date to petition deans’ offices to 5 Final date for adding courses for credit and invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy making section changes 24 Winter Holiday begins 5 Final date to petition deans’ office to invoice the Grade Exclusion Policy January 2 Classes resume October 3 Final date for dropping courses 17 Fall holiday begins, 7:30 a.m. 3 Final date for resigning from the University 20 Course scheduling for spring semester, spring intersession and summer term begins Spring Semester • 2020 21 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. January 22 Mid-semester grades due 6 International Student Orientation 3 Final grades due, 9 a.m. November 8-9 Freshman & Transfer Orientation 8 Final date for dropping courses 13 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 8 Final date for resigning from the University
6 School of Veterinary Medicine 20 Martin Luther King Day holiday 26 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses 21 Classes resume 29 Classes end 23 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes 30 Final examinations 23 Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy June 2 Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. February 24 Mardi Gras holiday begins Summer Term • 2020 26 Classes resume, 12:30 p.m. Session A March June 10 Midsemester grades due, 9:00 a.m. 1 International Student Orientation 23 Spring break begins, 7:30 a.m. 3-4 Freshman and Transfer Orientation begins 29 Course scheduling for fall semester, 8 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. Summer Intersession and Wintersession 10 Final date for dropping courses without begins receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. 30 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. deadline 11 Final date for adding courses for credit April and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. 6 Final date for dropping courses deadline 6 Final date for resigning from the University 11 Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 6 Final date to request rescheduling a final p.m. deadline examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours July 10 Good Friday Holiday 3 Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 29 Concentrated Study Period begins a.m. 4 Independence Day May 6 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 2 Classes end 7 Mid-term grades due, 9 a.m. 3 Concentrated Study Period ends 14 Final date for dropping courses and 4-9 Final examinations resigning from the University 12 Final grades due (degree candidate) 27 Classes end, 10 p.m. 13 Final grades due (non-degree candidate) 28 Concentrated Study Day 15-16 Commencement 29-30 Final examinations Spring Intersession • 2020 August 4 Final grades (degree candidates) due, 9:00 May a.m. 18 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 5 Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9 18 Final date for dropping courses without a.m. receiving a grade of “W” 7 Commencement, 9:00 a.m. 19 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes 19 Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy
2019–2020 Bulletin 7 Session B August June 7 Commencement 1 International Student Orientation 3-4 Freshman and Transfer Orientation begins Summer Intersession • 2020 8 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. August 10 Final date for dropping courses without 4 Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline 4 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. 11 Final date for adding courses for credit deadline and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline 5 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. 11 Final date to petition deans’ offices to deadline invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline 5 Final date to petition deans’ office to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 30 Final date for dropping courses and p.m. deadline resigning from the University 12 Final date for resigning from the University July or dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline 3 Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 15 Classes end, 10 p.m. a.m. 17 Final examinations 4 Independence Day 20 Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline 6 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m. 10 Classes end, 10 p.m. 11 Final examinations 15 Final grades due, 9 a.m. All dates are subject to change. Mike VII, LSU’s live tiger mascot, is the only live tiger living on a college campus in the U.S. The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine provides the daily and veterinary care for Mike.
8 School of Veterinary Medicine LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY LSU holds a prominent position in American wish to prepare for the career challenges of the higher education and is committed to 21st century. meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its students, expanding the LSU’s instructional programs include 225 bounds of knowledge through research, and undergraduate degrees, graduate/professional creating economic opportunities for Louisiana. degrees, and graduate certificates. LSU is in a state of dynamic transformation– changing and evolving to meet the needs of its The university attracts about 15 percent of the students, faculty, and the people of Louisiana. state’s total enrollment in higher education, Enriched by Louisiana’s natural and cultural and LSU students come from many ethnic distinctiveness, the community of learning at and religious backgrounds. The student body Louisiana’s national flagship university prepares consists of more than 30,000 students from students to meet the environmental, social, 49 states and almost 100 foreign countries. economic, scientific, creative, and educational Although the average age of undergraduates challenges that confront us locally and globally is 21, many older students also pursue degrees in the 21st century. LSU Flagship 2025: Leading at LSU. The student body is 53 percent women Louisiana, Impacting the World underscores and 47 percent men. the university’s commitment to excellence at every level and focuses on the goals of learning, Since its first commencement in 1869, LSU discovery, diversity, and engagement. has awarded more than 277,000 degrees. The university produces about 25 percent LSU is designated as a land-, sea-, and space- of Louisiana’s baccalaureate graduates, grant institution. In addition, the Carnegie approximately 21 percent of the master’s Foundation has designated LSU as a Very High graduates, about 57 percent of the doctoral Research Activity institution, reflective of the graduates, and around 24 percent of the university’s dedication to research. professional graduates. In 2017-18, LSU awarded 6,766 degrees. The State of Louisiana Board of Regents, in its Master Plan for Higher Education, designated The university is a member of the American LSU as Louisiana’s single “comprehensive Council on Education, an organization of university.” accredited post-secondary educational institutions founded in 1918; the Association of LSU students have the opportunity to Public and Land-Grant Colleges, founded in experience a rich diversity of courses, curricula, 1962 to represent the major public universities students, faculty, and settings that stimulate and land-grant institutions; and the American and challenge individual growth. As the Association of State Colleges and Universities, state’s comprehensive university, LSU offers a select group of leading public institutions of numerous choices for intellectual development, higher education. career options, and cultural exposure. The undergraduate classroom is enhanced through The university is composed of eight LSU’s research status, ensuring that students institutions on seven campuses in five cities. are aware of the most recent discoveries and It was established by an act of the Louisiana are taught innovative modes of inquiry. Legislature on February 6, 1965 and includes LSU A&M; LSU Agricultural Center; LSU Health The university has no more important mission Sciences Center New Orleans; LSU Health than to provide its students with outstanding Sciences Center Shreveport; LSU Alexandria; learning opportunities. LSU offers programs of LSU Eunice; LSU Shreveport; and Pennington study that are both rigorous and exciting. These Biomedical Research Center. Included in the programs attract bright, energetic students who collective system of campuses and facilities is
2019–2020 Bulletin 9 also the Health Care Services Division. to be understood as meaning the institution in Baton Rouge (whose full name is Louisiana Per the Louisiana State Constitution, Article State University and Agricultural & Mechanical VIII, §7, the governing body of the university, College). Any reference to the LSU System or to the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State any other institution(s) within the System will be University and Agricultural & Mechanical clearly indicated. College, is composed of 15 members appointed by the governor to staggered, six-year terms Mission and one student member elected to a one-year term by fellow university student government As the flagship institution of the state, the vision leaders. Principle administrative officers of of Louisiana State University is to be a leading the University are the President, Executive research-extensive university, challenging Vice President and Provost, Executive Vice undergraduate and graduate students to President for Finance & Administration/CFO, achieve the highest levels of intellectual and Vice President for Research & Economic personal development. Designated as a land-, Development, Vice President for Strategic sea-, and space-grant institution, the mission Initiatives, Vice President for Student Affairs, of Louisiana State University is the generation, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Vice preservation, dissemination, and application of President for Agriculture, the Vice President knowledge and cultivation of the arts. for Strategic Communications, Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, and the In implementing its mission, LSU is committed Director of Athletics. to: The LSU Agricultural Center, including the offer a broad array of undergraduate degree Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station and programs and extensive graduate research the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service opportunities designed to attract and educate and International Programs, has more than 200 highly qualified undergraduate and graduate faculty members who hold joint appointments students; with LSU. The Experiment Station has research programs in Baton Rouge and at branch stations employ faculty who are excellent teacher- throughout Louisiana. The Extension Service scholars, nationally competitive in research disseminates results of research throughout the and creative activities, and who contribute state through specialists, county agents, and to a world-class knowledge base that is home economists in every parish. transferable to educational, professional, cultural, and economic enterprises; and The Paul M. Hebert Law Center, originally established in 1906, became an autonomous use its extensive resources to solve unit of the university in 1977. In 1979, it was economic, environmental, and social renamed in honor of Paul M. Hebert, who served challenges. as dean from 1937 to 1977. In 2015, the Law Center realigned with LSU A&M. (Mission Statement approved December 2006; reaffirmed October 2012) All references in this catalog to “Louisiana State University,” “LSU,” or “the University,” are
10 School of Veterinary Medicine SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE History the AVMA COE. Full accreditation was granted in 1977 and reaffirmed in 1984, 1991, 1998, 2005 The school admitted its first students to the and 2010 and 2013. professional curriculum during the 1973-74 academic year. The original entering class consisted of 36 students, all residents of Advanced Degrees Louisiana. The school participates in the The School of Veterinary Medicine offers the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program for education in veterinary medicine. (DVM) degree. Advanced degrees–the Master Training contracts provide a limited number of of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, and dual DVM/ entering spaces for qualified candidates from PhD–in veterinary medical sciences are offered Arkansas. In addition, a limited number of highly through the Graduate School. qualified, nonresident applicants are admitted. Departments The school has an excellent faculty supported by modern equipment. The Veterinary Medicine Comparative Biomedical Sciences Building, located on the west side of the campus The Department of Comparative Biomedical near the Mississippi River, was dedicated Sciences is responsible for instruction in a major in October 1978. It houses three academic portion of the professional curriculum in Year I: departments (Comparative Biomedical Sciences, namely, anatomy (cell/molecular, developmental, Pathobiological Sciences, and Veterinary Clinical microscopic, and gross) and physiology. Sciences), the Veterinary Medicine Library, the Gross anatomy and histology each have Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the Louisiana laboratory sessions that correlate with lecture Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The presentations. Other first year courses include facilities at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital biochemistry and neuroscience. Pharmacology are used as laboratories providing students and toxicology are presented as separate with introductions to clinical cases and animal courses in Years II and III. disease problems, as well as to methods and techniques used in their solution. The clinical Opportunities also exist for students in the case load at the hospital, in-field services, and professional curriculum to conduct research herd health programs offer ample opportunities in the laboratories of various faculty under the for education of the complete veterinarian. auspices of an NIH T32 training grant, Merck- Merial or individual research grants of the The school library, located in the Veterinary faculty. Medicine Building, provides a resource sufficient to support programs in instruction, research, and The department is actively engaged in service. biomedical research with an underlying theme of molecular medicine. Numerous extramurally The AVMA Council on Education (COE) is the funded faculty participate in an active graduate national accrediting agency for veterinary training program. Advanced study leads to medical education in the United States. The the MS or PhD degree in veterinary medical AVMA COE assures that minimum standards sciences. Central research facilities include in veterinary medical education are met by a microscopy center, an inhalation research all AVMA-accredited colleges or schools of facility, and an aquatic research facility. Research veterinary medicine, and that students enrolled is ultimately oriented toward improving animal in those colleges or schools receive an and human health and in expanding basic education that will prepare them for entry-level biomedical knowledge. positions in the profession. The LSU program has met all essential requirements for an acceptable college or school as established by
2019–2020 Bulletin 11 Pathobiological Sciences equipment, accepts animal patients from Louisiana and surrounding states for diagnosis The Department of Pathobiological Sciences and treatment. This facility enables the faculty provides teaching and training in the to offer advanced training to interns and emphasis areas of bacteriology, epidemiology, residents and continuing education to veterinary immunology, parasitology, pathology, and professionals. virology. Departmental faculty are involved in all levels of the professional curriculum, Advanced studies in the department lead to the providing lecture and laboratory experiences MS and PhD degrees. Research is conducted in bacteriology, mycology, immunology, by departmental faculty on projects related to epidemiology, pathology, parasitology, the clinical sciences in collaboration with other community health, and virology, as well as departments of the school and University. instruction in the practical application of necropsy techniques, all using cases received School of Veterinary Medicine Library from the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Library was newly renovated in 2018 with an open Graduate programs in the department lead to floor plan of modern collaborative learning the MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical and spaces, modular and ergonomic furniture, new Veterinary Medical Sciences for both DVM conference rooms with 24/7 access for students and non-DVM graduate students. Graduate and faculty. The Library is the major health courses are offered in all disciplines associated science library in the greater Baton Rouge area. with the department. Basic and applied The library is a member of the Louisiana Library research is conducted in the areas of molecular Network and the South Central Region of the pathogenesis, disease processes, infectious National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The and parasitic diseases, and host response to Library is a significant partner in the educational disease. and research programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Centrally located on the The departmental faculty provides a variety first floor of the School of Veterinary Medicine, of services in support of the clinical and the Library offers both print and electronic instructional programs of the school, including resources dealing with all aspects of veterinary clinical pathology, cytology, postmortem medicine. Patrons have access to not only those examination, diagnostic parasitology, and resources unique to the SVM Library, but also aquatic animal disease diagnosis. Central the resources provided by the main campus research services include a molecular biology libraries. center, Gene Lab, a flow cytometry lab, and a histology lab. The Library’s collection includes topics of human medicine, comparative medicine, public health, Veterinary Clinical Sciences the animal sciences, and other related areas. Provided each fall is an orientation to incoming The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences students. This orientation is available to anyone has responsibility for the instructional program upon request throughout the year. Reference in the diagnosis, treatment, and control and interlibrary loan services are also available. of animal diseases. Departmental faculty The library is consistently moving forward in contributes a major share of the instruction in its partnership with the veterinary medicine Years II, III, and IV and participates in problem- community and looks forward to working with based learning in Years I and II. Classroom you. lectures and discussions of the diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment of diseases are augmented by laboratory training in diagnostic Veterinary Teaching Hospital and therapeutic techniques. Those members of LSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers the faculty with concurrent appointments to the outstanding clinical service with over 40 board- Veterinary Teaching Hospital provide in-depth certified specialists on staff. Our veterinary clinical training to students registered in Phase hospital also provides a clinical education for II courses. veterinary students, interns and residents; over 80% of the veterinarians in Louisiana were The modern veterinary teaching hospital, trained in our hospital. The VTH has a large complete with sophisticated diagnostic case load (approximately 23,000 per year) and
12 School of Veterinary Medicine is open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. A new its members. Your admission to membership in community practice expansion was opened in the veterinary medical discipline is a privilege 2016 with a modern open floor plan and fully extended by the profession rather than an equipped, modern dental suite, including dental obligation to you following completion of a radiography. prescribed curriculum. Membership carries with it privileges and responsibilities to the Diversity profession and to the various publics that it serves. Commitment to Diversity Veterinarians serve the needs of society The LSU SVM is committed to diversity and and contribute to the health and welfare of inclusion for all members of the SVM community. people through participation in the clinical The SVM recognizes that teams function better practice of companion animal medicine, herd when there is diversity in ideas and experiences. health and production management, public Inclusion refers to the policies, practices, and and environmental health, basic and applied culture that are in place to ensure that all research, nuclear and space sciences, aquatic individuals feel welcome. and marine biology, teaching and research, and clinical biomedical sciences. The profession Diversity Statement will continue to make rapid progress, rising in The Louisiana State University School of prestige and stature, only through constant Veterinary Medicine celebrates and embraces dedication to high ideals and through the differences in each individual and strives to individual achievement of its members. Each create an environment that promotes cultural veterinary graduate and each veterinary student inclusion, mutual respect, and trust among should constantly be aware of the moral, social, members of the community of students, faculty, civic, and professional responsibilities of the and staff. The LSU SVM rejects any form of veterinary medical profession and should strive discrimination, prejudice, or bias, including, continuously to develop and strengthen the but not limited to, discrimination based on sex, principles upon which it is built. gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, Student and Faculty Code of belief system, age, education, and (dis)ability. Ethics Diversity Committee I. Preamble The SVM Diversity Committee was formed in The cultivation of ethical standards is of primary 2014. The committee’s mission is to help foster a importance in upholding the honor and integrity culturally inclusive and responsive environment of the veterinary profession. We are expected through building allies and increasing by society to regulate ourselves as veterinary awareness of cross-culturalism throughout the professionals and scientists, to hold ourselves school. The committee is comprised of faculty, and our peers to the highest ethical standards, staff, and students from the VOICE student and to protect the health of animals and people. group. I will maintain a high degree of honesty, integrity, and discretion. I will strive to maintain standards Contact of personal discipline that are in harmony with Contact the SVM Diversity Office at my educational goals; to observe national, state, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-9867. and local laws as well as school and University regulations; and respect the rights, privileges, and property of others. I will abide by the Professionalism code of Ethics and Honor and avail myself of Participation in the profession of veterinary the inspiration offered by this code. I will help medicine demands competence, initiative, create an atmosphere conducive to education and motivation. Veterinarians are expected to by promoting mutual respect and trust among maintain a high degree of professional pride, members of the community of students and personal dignity, and integrity. They accept and faculty of the Louisiana State University School abide by an ethical code and recognize that the of Veterinary Medicine. public image of a profession is a reflection of the general demeanor and collective attitude of II. Guidelines
2019–2020 Bulletin 13 The members of the community of students Within the School of Veterinary Medicine, the and faculty endorse the following guidelines for pursuit of allegations through the following their mutual interactions. It must be emphasized outlined channels is strictly voluntary. The that these guidelines are of a general nature, proper channels, open to any member of the provided as a basis for the intended mood of community who is aware of activity that might the document, and are not to be interpreted as a damage this trust, are the following: tool for airing petty grievances. 1. privately consult the individual in question; A. The members are expected not to engage in any conduct that tends to provide unfair 2. consult the mentor of the class, if this be advantage for students in any academic appropriate; and/or matter. Examples of this provision include giving or receiving unauthorized aid 3. consult the respective year coordinator, during an examination and harboring study who may bring the matter to the faculty materials needed by an individual, class, or standing committee. the student body as a whole. As a point of information to all members of the B. The members are expected not to community, the above procedural channels extend to individual students privileged are summarized from the current editions of information concerning examinations that the following documents, as they apply to gives unfair advantages to those students. the School of Veterinary Medicine: Faculty Handbook; Administrative Organization and C. The members are expected not to Faculty Committees, School of Veterinary seek privileged information concerning Medicine; Code of Student Conduct; and Bill of examinations in addition to that information Student Rights. that is disseminated to the entire class. (Approved by the student body and faculty, April D. The members are expected not to 1976.) participate in any conduct that intentionally obstructs or disrupts a member’s Resources for Student Conduct, education, teaching, or research, and they are expected not to cause intentional Organizations, and Clubs destruction or deprivation of the property LSU Cares, Office of Student Advocacy and of a member or the school. Accountability is online at www.lsu.edu/saa/ lsu-cares. E. The members are expected not to slander or anonymously accuse each other. Student Organization Guidelines are online at F. The members are expected not to accuse, www.lsu.edu/saa/students/organizations.php. publicly or privately, any member through any channel other than one in which such Student Organization Handbook is online at person may have the opportunity to defend /www.lsu.edu/campuslife/files/2018_2019_ himself or herself. student_org_handbook.pdf. The LSU Student Code of Conduct is online at www.lsu.edu/saa/students/codeofconduct.php. Commitment to Community The LSU Commitment to Community provides III. Responsibility a guiding ethos to the University community. The establishment of a relationship based on Students are encouraged to exemplify the trust is the responsibility of every member of Commitment to Community in their daily lives. the community. The members should, therefore, take positive steps to maintain this atmosphere Louisiana State University is an interactive and to correct any situation that might damage community in which Students, faculty, and it. staff together strive to pursue truth, advance learning, and uphold the highest standards IV. Accountability of performance in an academic and social
14 School of Veterinary Medicine environment. II, and III • You are a professional student and should, It is a community that fosters individual therefore, present yourself well. For all non- development and the creation of bonds that course field trips (clinical courses) or events, transcend the time spent within its gates. either at the school or where you are traveling to represent the LSU School of Veterinary To demonstrate my pride in LSU, as a Medicine, students are required to wear member of its community, I will: business casual clothing. Remember: these are events where you will be meeting the public. • accept responsibility for my actions; • During the clinic year, Phase 2 students are • hold myself and others to the highest expected to wear professional business casual attire or scrubs. Certain rotations will have standards of academic, personal, and specific requirements and will provide you with social integrity; that information in their orientation materials • practice justice, equality, and • Students not dressed according to this compassion in human relations; policy will be sent home to change their clothes. • respect the dignity of all persons and accept individual differences; Policy and Procedures for Service • respect the environment and the rights Animals and property of others and the University; A. Audience • contribute positively to the life of the This policy applies to all School of Veterinary campus and surrounding community; and Medicine (SVM) personnel (including faculty, • use my LSU experience to be an house officers, staff, students, clients and visitors) while in the SVM and the Veterinary active citizen in an international and Teaching Hospital (VTH). interdependent world. The continued success of LSU depends on B. Purpose the faithful commitment by each community This document outlines the policy and member to these, our basic principles. procedures for the presence of service animals (Adopted May 1995) within the SVM and VTH. Professional Attire at the LSU C. Definitions School of Veterinary Medicine 1. Service animal – any dog (or miniature • Students are expected to maintain a clean horse) that is individually trained to do and professional appearance at all times work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, and the work • Use your better judgment when selecting or task that the animal has been trained clothing to provide must be directly related to the • Wear comfortable clothing for sitting persons disability. Animals in the process in classrooms. When in doubt: scrubs are of being trained as a service animal while appropriate attire for the classroom setting. not legally considered service animals will also fall under this policy with appropriate • Do not wear shirts with inappropriate documentation and permission. pictures or language on them. • Do not wear tank tops, shorts, workout 2. Work or tasks - The work or tasks attire (yoga pants, basket ball shorts, etc,), or performed by a service animal must be pajama pants. directly related to the individual’s disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are • Shoes: no flip flops not limited to: assisting individuals who are o Course instructors will determine blind or have a low vision with navigation appropriate footwear for labs during Years I, and other tasks; alerting individuals
2019–2020 Bulletin 15 who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to the affiliates may not require the individual to presence of people or sounds; providing provide documentation that the animal is non-violent protection or rescue work; a “certified,” “trained,” or an “approved” pulling a wheelchair; assisting an individual service animal, nor must they accept as during a seizure; alerting individuals to such proffered documentation as proof the presence of allergens; retrieving that the animal is a service animal. For items such as medicine or the telephone; employees, including student employees, providing physical support and assistance the University may require documentation with balance and stability to individuals explaining why the employee requires an with mobility disabilities; and helping assistive animal in the workplace. All such persons with psychiatric and neurological inquiries must be handled through LSU disabilities by interrupting impulsive or Disability Services and Human Resource destructive behaviors. Management, as they may involve personal and protected health information. 3. Companion animal – Any animal providing emotional support, well-being, 3. A service animal must be vaccinated and comfort, or companionship which does not current on core and respiratory vaccines constitute work or a task is not classified unless exempted by the veterinarian. A as a service animal unless it is individually service animal must be under the control trained to do something that qualifies it as of the individual at all times and may be a service animal. excluded altogether from the SVM and VTH if it is the handler does not take D. Policy effective action to control it, or it is not housebroken. A service animal must have 1. It is the policy of the SVM that no a harness, leash, or other tether, unless individual shall be discriminated against the handler is unable to use because of on the basis of disability in the full and a disability; or if such use would interfere equal enjoyment of SVM services, facilities with the service animal’s safe, effective and accommodations. Accordingly, any performance of work or tasks. In such individual with a disability (including, cases, the service animal still must be but not limited to, employees, students, under the handler’s control (e.g., voice clients and visitors) shall have the right to control, signals, or other effective means). be accompanied by a service animal in SVM personnel and students are strongly the SVM and VTH (except as otherwise encouraged to identify their service animal provided in this policy). For students and using a vest or other effective means. This visitors, the following are not considered serves to help differentiate a service dog service animals and are therefore not from a client owned dog. permitted: 1) non-dog animals (exception: miniature horses); 2) animals that solely 4. The SVM is not required to permit serve to deter crime; 3) emotional support, use of a service animal that presents a comfort, and companion animals. “direct threat to the health or safety of other people and animals (USD HHS, 2. Permitted inquiries: For students and Understanding How to Accommodate visitors, if it is not readily apparent that Service Animals in Health Care Facilities).” an animal is a service animal (i.e. dog is In determining whether there is a direct observed guiding an individual who is blind threat to the health or safety of other or has low vision, wears a vest designating people and animals, faculty members must it as a service dog), SVM affiliates, including make an individualized assessment, based faculty, house officers, staff or students on reasonable judgment that relies on may make the following two inquiries: (1) current medical knowledge or on the best if the animal is a service animal (2) what available objective evidence, to ascertain work or task the animal has been trained the nature, duration, and severity of the to perform for the individual’s benefit. risk, and the probability that the potential However, SVM employees may not ask injury will actually occur. The faculty about the nature or extent of an individual’s must consider the particular animal’s disability and may not request medical actual behavior or history, not fears or documentation of the disability. SVM generalizations about how an animal
16 School of Veterinary Medicine or breed might behave. Any restriction excluded from a limited-access area, it of the use of a service animal must be is the responsibility of the service dog documented and approved by the Dean partner to find a safe location or temporary or Hospital Director. Allergies and fear of caregiver for the animal. Exceptions to dogs are not valid reasons for denying these exclusions may be approved by the access or refusing service to people using Dean or Hospital Director on a case-by- service animals. https://www.ada.gov/ case basis. Clients that require a service service_animals_2010.htm. animal, that is not a patient of the VTH, are permitted to bring their service animal into 5. Under the ADA, generally service examination rooms. animals to accompany people with disabilities are permitted in all area of the E. Further Information facility where the public is normally allowed to go. However, it may be appropriate to 1. For more information about service exclude a service animal from operating animals on campus, please see rooms or other locations where the animal’s presence may compromise a http://lsu.edu/vetmed sterile environment. 2. All permissions, inquiries, questions or A service animal may be excluded if its complaints regarding service animals may presence would fundamentally alter the be directed to the Dean, Hospital Director, nature of academic requirements, SVM or the LSU ADA Director. goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and accommodations. In this Academic Dishonesty case, the Dean or Hospital Director will consult with LSU’s legal counsel in making Integrity and honesty are fundamental qualities such a determination. of the learned profession of veterinary medicine. As a student member of the profession, you 6. Service animals are permitted in all SVM must be the embodiment of these qualities, areas (e.g. academic buildings, classrooms, and your conduct must be above reproach. laboratories, libraries) unless there is a Academic dishonesty undermines the direct threat to the health and safety of profession and the entire academic enterprise. other people or animals. If an individual As a result, it cannot and will not be tolerated. requests that a service animal be removed due to a medical condition that is affected If you have been suspended from the University by a service animal (i.e. respiratory disease, as a result of academic dishonesty, you will asthma, or severe allergies), the SVM will forfeit, for an indefinite period of time, the perform an individualized assessment right to be enrolled in the School of Veterinary of the situation and consider the needs Medicine. Readmission must be approved by of all parties in meeting its obligation to the dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. provide reasonable accommodations. Readmission is not guaranteed. The individual asking for the service animal to be removed due to a medical LSU SVM Class and Exam condition may be asked to provide medical Absence Guidelines documentation. LSU Policy PS-22 provides rules and regulations 7. A service animal may go anywhere for class absences, including exams: https:// within the VTH that the general public www.lsu.edu/policies/ps/ps_22.pdf are permitted to go, but it is generally appropriate to exclude a service animal Course instructors will determine which courses from limited-access areas that employ (electives and 5010) or labs require mandatory general infection-control measures or attendance. Reasons for absences for these or require a protected environment, such an examination are permitted and depending as examination rooms, wards, animal on the reason, and the time frame required barns, imaging areas, the ICU, operating for notification. Illness (themselves and family rooms and other locations where patient members), death in the family, conferences care occurs. If the service animal is (if they are participating not just attending) are examples of typical reasons to request
2019–2020 Bulletin 17 to re-schedule an examination. Appropriate Licensure Requirements written documentation is required for excused absences. If there are other reasons the student To obtain a license to practice veterinary would like to request an absence for, it is up to medicine in a state in the United States one the course coordinator whether or not to grant must first take the North American Veterinary the request. Students requiring an absence from Licensing Examination (NAVLE). The NAVLE is an examination and subsequent rescheduling offered twice a year and can be taken at earliest need to alert the course coordinator or in November prior to graduation. To apply for instructor in charge of the examination per the NAVLE one must apply to take the test email as well as the Executive Associate Dean online before August 1 of the year of testing and for Diversity, Student and Faculty Affairs, the also apply through a State Board of Veterinary Student Affairs Counselor, or another Student Medicine. In Louisiana the application must be Affairs coordinator if they are not available, to done through the Louisiana Board of Veterinary inform that an absence will occur. The email Medicine (http://www.lsbvm.org). Additional should include a request to schedule a make-up requirements for licensure in Louisiana include examination. The course coordinator will have graduation from an accredited School of the final decision on the make-up scheduling. Veterinary Medicine, completing an 8 week The make-up examination format will be that preceptorship, passing both the NAVLE and the chosen by the course instructor. Some course Louisiana State Board Examination, having at will have special absence and make-up policies least 3 letters of recommendation, and paying all in their syllabi and students are referred to those associated fees. One cannot practice veterinary as well. medicine until licensure is granted. One should inquire into the policies of other states in which one may intend to practice through the board of veterinary medicine in that state. Year I Students receive lab coats as part of orientation.
18 School of Veterinary Medicine PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM Admission Requirements applicant’s record in the pre-professional program is made in accordance with LSU If you are contemplating a career in veterinary procedures. Granting of credit for CLEP subject medicine, you should acquire a sound examinations may be considered for subjects foundation in the biological and physical recommended by various departments of the sciences and a general knowledge of the University upon receipt of test scores indicating arts and humanities in both high school and the student meets the minimum acceptable college. In addition, you should be motivated scores required by those departments. by a respect for animals, a sincere desire to serve the public, a propensity for the biological and medical sciences, and a deep interest in Residence Classification promotion of the health of animal and human The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine populations. You must have a high aptitude for determines eligibility for classification as a scientific study and must possess an excellent Louisiana resident based on LSU System moral and ethical character. regulations and evidence provided on the application for admission and related Candidates for the DVM degree must documents. Regulations relate primarily to complete a minimum of six years of college location of the home and place of employment. education. This includes two or more years Louisiana applicants must meet all residence of pre-veterinary education and four years of requirements, as stated in University regulations. professional education. The pre-veterinary requirements may be completed at LSU or A resident student is defined as one who has at any other accredited college or university abandoned all prior domiciles and lived in the offering courses of the quality and content of state of Louisiana continuously for at least one those prescribed in the LSU General Catalog. full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which The minimum requirement of 66 semester classification as a resident is sought. hours, including 20 hours of elective courses, may be completed in two years. Successful Individuals living within this state for one year completion of a pre-veterinary program does not must be able to prove there was intent to ensure admission to the school for professional maintain a residence in Louisiana. Residing training. Typically, there are more qualified in Louisiana solely for educational purposes applicants each year than there are spaces without evidence of the intent to remain in available to the entering class. Instruction in the Louisiana will not be sufficient for classification four-year program is available only through the as a resident, regardless of the length of time School of Veterinary Medicine at LSU. Scholastic within the state. achievement is measured by performance in the prescribed pre-professional courses. A Factors considered in establishing residency, minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (“A” = 4.00) although not necessarily conclusive, include: in these courses is required for consideration for admission. A grade of less than “C” in a required • Financial independence from parents residing course is unacceptable. Physical education in another state or country; activity courses may not be used as electives for meeting pre-professional requirements. • Reliance on Louisiana resources for financial Requirements are not waived in lieu of work support; experience. • Continuous presence in Louisiana during Credit earned through advanced placement is periods when not enrolled as a student; acceptable, but is not used in the computation of the grade-point average. Evaluation of the • Commitments indicating the intent to stay in
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