LSU SVM Alumna Recognized as Immediate Past President for the North American Veterinary Community
Christine Navarre, DVM (LSU SVM 1990), MS, DACVIM (LAIM), extension veterinarian for the LSU AgCenter and professor of Veterinary Science, served as president of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Board of Directors for 2015-16 and is now recognized as the immediate past president. The NAVC is a non-profit organization providing world-class professional development to the global veterinary healthcare community since 1982 and has hosted more than 17,000 attendees at the 2016 NAVC Conference in Orlando, Fla., from January 16-20, 2016.
Conference attendance included 7,087 veterinarians, 1,613 veterinary technicians, 601 practice managers, 407 support staff, 894 veterinary and veterinary technician students, 4,276 exhibitors, 2,328 family members and guests and 122 media representatives from all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries.
The conference wrapped up on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, with a ceremony recognizing Melinda Merck, DVM, as the new president of the NAVC Board of Directors for 2016-17 and Dr. Navarre as the immediate past president.
Dr. Navarre graduated from the LSU SVM in 1990, and then worked in a private mixed animal practice in Sulphur Springs, Texas, before completing a large animal internal medicine residency at Texas A&M, where she also obtained a Master’s degree. She returned to LSU in 2005 and is currently the extension veterinarian at the LSU AgCenter. She has served on the Southwest Veterinary Symposium Food Animal Continuing Education committee and the American Veterinary Medical Association Food Safety Advisory Committee. Dr. Navarre has authored numerous research publications and has been very active in continuing education. She has also delivered presentations at over 50 state, national and international meetings.
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