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Advanced degrees for equine vet students

Attending the Diploma Distribution Ceremony at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine are (from left) Dr. Cathryn Stevens-Sparks, Dr. George Strain, Dr. Jorge Vila, Dr. Sara Lyle, Dr. Romain Pariaut, Sona Chowdhury, Dr. David Beehan, Dr. Konstantin Kousoulas and Shiliang Anthony Liu.

Attending the Diploma Distribution Ceremony at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine are (from left) Dr Cathryn Stevens-Sparks, Dr George Strain, Dr Jorge Vila, Dr Sara Lyle, Dr Romain Pariaut, Sona Chowdhury, Dr David Beehan, Dr Konstantin Kousoulas and Shiliang Anthony Liu.

Four veterinary students focusing on equine-related research have received graduate degrees from Louisana State University.

David Beehan, MVB, DACT, from Co. Kildare, Ireland, received his MS degree from the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. His thesis was entitled, “The Effects of Iodixanol Present during Equine Semen Cryopreservation. He is currently an instructor of theriogenology at the LSU SVM and is pursuing his PhD.

Shiliang Anthony Liu, MS, of Qigndao, China, received his MS degree from the Department of Pathobiological Sciences. His thesis was entitled, “Immunization of West Nile Recombinant Envelope Domain III with Equine CD40 Ligand Protein Vaccine Induced Specific Immune Response in Rabbits and Horses,” and his major advisor was Professor of Veterinary Virology Konstantin G. Kousoulas, PhD. Liu is now pursuing his PhD at the LSU SVM.

The ceremony, on December 14, was presided over by Stephen D. Gaunt, DVM (LSU SVM 1977), MS, PhD, DACVP, professor of veterinary clinical pathology.

Also recognized at the Diploma Distribution Ceremony were those graduates who received MS degrees from the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in August 2012, including:

Myra Durham, DVM (Walnut Cove, N.C.), whose thesis was entitled, “Evaluation of Plasma Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coated AO Cortical Screws in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone”. Dr Durham is a clinic instructor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is studying for the College of Veterinary Surgeons’ board examination.

Florence Polle, DVM (Toulouse, France), whose thesis was entitled, Role of Intraocular Leptospira Infections in the Pathogenesis of Equine Recurrent Uveitis in the Southern United States”. Dr Polle will start a position with a private practice in Normandy, France, in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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