EduCAtors and Students
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI 53704
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
The Department of Pathobiological Sciences provides post-DVM education, which leads to a certificate of residency in veterinary pathology and a PhD degree. The program offers an in-depth educational experience in either morphologic or clinical pathology. The limited number of students accepted into the program promotes close interaction between students and mentors. Completion of the program satisfies the requirements of eligibility for the board examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). The program has a solid reputation for producing PhD graduates who are successful ACVP board candidates and productive professionals.
The Pathobiological Sciences Department provides diagnostic pathology service to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Clinics, the Aquatic Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The Department has extensive extramurally funded research and the School has excellent support facilities that include a research farm, an AAALAC accredited laboratory animal facility, an aquatic animal/fish disease laboratory, an electron microscopy laboratory, a tissue culture laboratory, a flow cytometry laboratory, a BL-3 infectious disease laboratory, an analytical radioisotope laboratory and a gene laboratory. The Department maintains an active collaborative research program with the Tulane University Primate Research Center in Covington, LA, with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, and with the Research Branch of the Hansen’s Disease Center, which is located within the School.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana, on the Mississippi River. It is situated 80 miles northwest of New Orleans, and borders on the unique “Cajun bayou country” to its south and west.
Stipends and Maintenance
A limited number of stipends are available on a competitive basis. Graduate fellowships from the university are also available on a competitive basis. In collaboration with the Tulane National Primate Center, stipends for support of graduate research are also available through a Training Grant (T-32) funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Applicants are expected to have obtained a DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA recognized school of veterinary medicine, a professional school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 system or its equivalent, and a satisfactory GRE score. The candidate must be acceptable to the departmental graduate program and to the LSU Graduate School.
Address inquiries to:
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803