Professional Activities

University Memberships and Honors

  • Marty Simensen Memorial Trophy, 2006
  • Paula and Milton W. Shepard Professorship in Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, October 2004
  • Faculty Distinguished Scholar Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, April 2002
  • LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, Louisiana State University, April 2001
  • Young Distinguished Alumni Award, West Virginia University College of Agriculture and Forestry Alumni Association, February 1997
  • Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, April 1996

Professional Memberships and Service

  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Member, 1989 to present
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Member, 1994 to present
  • American Association of Equine Practitioners, Member, 1994 to present
    • Board of Directors, At Large Member, 2006 to present
    • Educational Programs Committee, Member, 2004 to present
    • AAEP Foundation Research Subcommittee, Member, 2005 to present
    • AAEP Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship Subcommittee, Member, 2006 to present
    • AAEP State Equine Emergency Network, Liaison, 2006 to present
    • Research Committee, Member (1997 to 2002) and Chair (2000 to 2002)
  • Equine Research Coordination Group, Member, 2003 to present
  • Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. - Research Advisory Committee, Member, 1998 to 2000
  • USA Equestrian, Inc. - Scientific Review Panel - Research Committee, Member, 2000 to 2003
  • Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA)
    • LVMA Equine Committee
      • District 9 Representative - 2000 to 2006
      • Equine Committee Foundation - Member & President, 2005 to 2006

Administrative Service

  • Equine Health Studies Program, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University - Director, 2000 to 2006
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University - Service Chief, Equine Medicine and Surgery, 2000 to 2006

Graduate Training

  • 9 Thesis (MS) Student Committees - 5 major professor
  • 10 Doctoral (PhD) Student Committees - 7 major professor
  • Advisor/Mentor for 16 Residents and 24 Interns