Javier Nevarez

Javier Nevarez

Professor of Zoological Medicine

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

EMAIL DR. NEVAREZ

Education

PhD, Louisiana State University

DVM, Louisiana State University

BS, Louisiana State University

Research Interest

Zoological medicine with emphasis on Herpetological medicine 

Teaching Interest

Zoological medicine with emphasis on Herpetological medicine

Clinical Interest

Zoological medicine with emphasis on Herpetological medicine 

Awards & Honors

2010-2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2007, Tau Chapter of Phi Zeta member 

Publications

Cummings, C. O., Nevarez, J. G., Carter, R. T. (2021). Successful use of a subpalpebral lavage system for management of bilateral uveitis and conjunctivitis in a Sulcata tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.

Lagos, A., Queiroz, P., Ricco, C., Cremer, J., da Cunha, A. F., Nevarez, J. G., Liu, C.-C. (2020). Effects of a priming dose of alfaxalone on the total anesthetic induction dose for and cardiorespiratory function of sedated healthy cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 81(11), 850-855.

Hoon-Hanks, L. L., Stöhr, A. C., Anderson, A. J., Evans, D., Nevarez, J. G., Diaz, R. E., Rodgers, C. P., Cross, S. T., Steiner, H. R., Parker, R. R., Stenglein, M. D. (2020). Serpentovirus (Nidovirus) and Orthoreovirus Coinfection in Captive Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) with Respiratory Disease. Viruses, 12(11), 17 pages.

Thomas, S., Leblanc, L., Perez-Umphrey, A., Williams, S. T., Nevarez, J. G., Taylor, S. (2020). DNA yield and turtle handling time: buccal swabs versus blood samples from Red-eared Sliders and Eastern Musk Turtles. Southeastern Naturalist, 19(2), 355-362.

West, J. A., Tully, T. N., Nevarez, J. G., Stout, R. W. (2019). Effects of Fluorescent Lighting Versus Sunlight Exposure on Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Feather Destructive Behavior in Hispaniolan Amazon Parrots (Amazona ventralis). Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 33(3), 235-244.

Cremer, J., Perry, S. M., Liu, C.-C., Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Comparison of surface, core and cloacal temperature in different  reptile species at two ambient temperatures. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 50(2), 308-314.

McRee, A., Higbie, C., Malenfant, R.-C., Tully, T. N., Nevarez, J. G., Sumner, J. P. (2019). Traumatic intervertebral disc herniation with paraplegia in a black tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 28, 35-42.

Higbie, C., Wakamatsu, N., Rademacher, N., DiGeronimo, P., Langohr, I., Bennett, R. A., Stewart, M., Nevarez, J. G., Magee, A. (2019). Semen-matrix calculi in a juvenile chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera). Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 28, 69-75. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jepm.2018.01.002

Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Coeliotomy-crocodilians. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 1062-1064). Elsevier.

Nevarez, J. G., Mustin, W. (2019). Commercial reptile farming. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 1389-1397). Elsevier.

Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Crocodilian differential diagnoses. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 1276-1282). Elsevier.

Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Crocodilian taxonomy, anatomy, and physiology. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 75-82). Elsevier.

Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Euthanasia. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 437-440). Elsevier.

Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Husbandry and management of crocodilians. Reptile Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 194-198). Elsevier.

Rademacher, N., Nevarez, J. G. (2019). Diagnostic Imaging of Crocodilians. In Divers, S. J., Stahl, S. J. (Ed.), Mader's Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery (3rd ed., pp. 528-542). Elsevier.

Grant Funding

Nevarez, J. G., Del Piero, F. "Veterinary Services for the Louisiana Alligator Industry", Sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, State, (2018 - 2021). $89,280.00

Nevarez, J. G. "Alligator Veterinary Health Surveillance", Sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, State, (2018 - December 2020). $49,600.00

Nevarez, J. G., Del Piero, F. "Veterinary Services for the Louisiana Alligator Industry," Sponsored by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, State, (2015 - 2018). $89,280.00

Nevarez, J. G. "Alligator Research Funds", Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Private, (January 2017 - December 2017). $26,000.00

Nevarez, J. G. "Alligator Research Funds", Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Private, (January 2016 - December 2016). $21,400.00

Nevarez, J. G. "Alligator Research Funds", Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., Private, (January 2014 - 2016). $17,200.00

Tully, T. N., Nevarez, J. G. "Audubon Institute Houseofficer Zoological Medicine Contract", Sponsored by Audubon Institute, Other, (April 2019 - April 2022). $33,000.00

Tully, T. N., Nevarez, J. G. "Internship Bird, Zoo, and Exotic Animal Medicine", Sponsored by BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, Local, (July 2018 - July 2021). $10,000.00

Nevarez, J. G., Cashin, K. "Pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur crystalline free acid in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).", Sponsored by VCS CORP Grants, Louisiana State University, (September 2019 - May 2020). $4,000.00

Stohr, A., Nevarez, J. G., Grasperge, B. "Validating measurement of hemolysis in reptiles using American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) as a model", Sponsored by VCS CORP Grants, Louisiana State University, (October 2018 - May 2019). $4,000.00

Tully, T. N., Nevarez, J. G. "Audubon Institute Houseofficer Zoological Medicine Contract", Sponsored by Audubon Institute, Other, (April 2016 - April 2019). $33,000.00

Berg, K., Nevarez, J. G. "Establishment of reference ranges for plasma total and ionized magnesium, total and ionized calcium, and phosphorus in a lizard species.", Sponsored by VCS Corp Grant, Louisiana State University, (2017 - 2018). $5,000.00