LSU veterinary students and alumni pursue advanced training

Advanced Training

For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2017

 

BATON ROUGE—Veterinary students and clinicians who wish to specialize in a particular area and become board certified must participate in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP). The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians sponsors the VIRMP to expedite the selection of interns and residents for participating veterinary schools, colleges, and institutions.

 

Congratulations to the following students, House Officers (our hospital interns and residents) and alumni who were successful in obtaining an internship through the VIRMP. Of the 32 LSU SVM applicants 22 matched with an internship or residency (81.48%, which was the third highest percentage in the U.S.). They are listed alphabetically with their graduation year, hometown and the location of their internship or residency:

 

Anahita Aghili, DVM (LSU SVM 2015), of West Vancouver, Canada, will do a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Internship at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Meghan Allen, DVM (LSU SVM 2015), of Baton Rouge, La., will do a Cardiology Residency at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Samantha Altemus (Class of 2017), of Houston, Texas, will do a Small Animal Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship at North Houston Veterinary Specialists;

 

H. Grady Bailin (Class of 2017), of Little Rock, Ark., will do a Rotating Internship at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Maggie Buller of Breaux Bridge, La., will do a Small Animal Medicine Rotating Internship at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University;

 

Caroline Burglass (Class of 2017) of Metairie, La., will do a Large Animal Medicine & Surgery Rotating Internship at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Micah Doyle (Class of 2017) of Franklin, Tenn., will do a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship Carolina Veterinary Specialists Referral Animal Hospital;

 

Lindsey Harvey (Class of 2017), of Prairieville, La., will do a Small Animal Medicine/Surgery Rotating Internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Hilary Householder, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of San Diego, Calif., will do an Exotics Internship at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Keith Jarrett (Class of 2017), of New Orleans, La., will do a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, Inc. in Paramus, N.J.;

 

Allison Morreale (Class of 2017) of San Diego, Calif., will do a Small Animal Internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego;

 

Olivia Oubre (Class of 2017), of Lafayette, La., will do a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, Inc. in Paramus, N.J.;

 

Mia Palmisano (Class of 2017) of New Orleans, La., will do a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York;

 

Elena Pavlova (Class of 2017), of New Orleans, La., will do a Small Animal Rotating Internship Blue Pearl - Georgia Veterinary Specialists;

 

Lindsey Pelych, DVM (LSU SVM 2013), of Chantilly, Va., will do a Small Animal Ophthalmology Internship at Veterinary Medical Center off Long Island.

 

Danielle Powers (Class of 2017) of Lafayette, La., will do a Small Animal Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners Nashville;

 

Stephanie Rutherford, DVM (LSU SVM 2012), of Gonzales, La., will do a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the LSU SVM;

 

William Ryan (Class of 2017), of Jonesboro, Ark., will do a Small Animal Internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego;

 

Alissa St. Blanc, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Shreveport, La., will do a Small Animal Surgical Internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center;

 

Michael Warshaw (Class of 2017), of Lake Charles, La., will do a Small Animal Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners Florida;

 

Maegan Watson, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Luling, La., will do a Medical Oncology Internship at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine; and

 

Mallory Watson, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Luling, La., will do a Small Animal Surgery Internship at North Houston Veterinary Specialists.

 

The VIRMP follows principles established by the Physicians National Intern and Resident Matching Program and is structured on an established and functioning system. The prospective intern or resident chooses the school of his or her choice and, because of the marked competition for positions, the student is advised to apply to more than one institution. The student fulfills the application criteria of each institution and submits his/her applications directly to the institutions. The institution, through its selection process, ranks the applicants according to its criteria.

 

Some internships and residencies are available outside of the VIRMP. Congratulations to the following students, House Officers and alumni who received internships or residencies outside of the match program:

 

 

Carolina Azevedo, DVM (LSU SVM 2015), of Round Rock, Texas, will do a Clinical Pathology Residency at Texas A&M University;

 

Melissa Blazevich, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Hammond, La., will do a Dentistry and Oral Surgery Residency at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas;

 

Cheryl Chooljian (Class of 2017), of Louisville, Ky., will do an Equine/Zoo Internship at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas;

 

Cameron Himel, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Metairie, La., will do a Small Animal Surgical Internship at the South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mandeville, La.;

 

Sara Joyner Ramos, DVM (LSU SVM 2015), of Mandeville, La., will do a Dermatology Residency at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Michael St. Blanc (Class of 2017), of Baton Rouge, La., will do an Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship at Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Weatherford, Texas;

 

Matthew Schexnayder, DVM (LSU SVM 2016), of Lafayette, La., will do a clinical pathology residency at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine;

 

Samantha Tate (Class of 2017), of Delhi, La., will do an Equine Internship at Tennessee Equine Hospital;

 

Carter Ward (Class of 2017), of Alexandria, La., will do a Small Animal Internship at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists; and

 

Lauren Young (Class of 2017), of Toms River, N.J., will do an Equine Surgery and Sport Medicine Internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Okla.

 

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 30 veterinary schools in the United States and the only one in Louisiana. Our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals through education, service and research.

 

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