Faculty and Staff

Faculty

 

Karanvir Aulakh, DVM, DACVS

Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Surgery

 

Katherine Barnes, DVM, DACVS

Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Surgery

 

R. Avery Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVS

Professor of Companion Animal Surgery

 

What is a "boarded surgeon"?

The Small Animal Surgery Service at LSU is staffed with board-certified veterinary surgeons and those having residency training. A board-certified veterinary surgeon, or "Diplomate," is a veterinarian who has successfully completed the board certification process and received a diploma from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

 

To become board-certified in veterinary surgery, a veterinarian must complete a minimum of four additional years of advanced clinical training in surgery (usually a one-year internship and a three-year surgical residency program), perform research and have it published, and pass a rigorous certification examination.

 

Only veterinarians who have successfully completed a minimum of four years of advanced training and certification requirements are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery. 

 

House Officers

David Cradic, DVM, Companion Animal Surgery Resident

Dorian Lara, DVM, Companion Animal Surgery Resident

Alicia Oberhaus, DVM, Companion Animal Surgery Fellow

Jessica Sullivan, DVM, Companion Animal Surgery Resident 

Corinne Buirkle, DVM, Companion Animal Surgery Intern

 

Staff

Jennifer Laborde Bridges, CARe Technician, CCRP

Torri Collins-Cannon, RVT

Margaret Trenta, LVT

Andi LaBorde, CVT