M. Ryan Smith
Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
DVM, Louisiana State University, 2009
Diplomate, American College of Emergency and Critical Care (Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care)
Dr. Smith's research program aims to study all aspects of veterinary anaphylaxis with a focus on canine anaphylaxis. His research goals are to expand the knowledge of the disease processes and their effects on the body and to develop testing modalities that will allow rapid and reliable diagnosis of anaphylaxis in veterinary patients. Dr. Smith's recent work has been directed at studying hemostatic derangements associated with anaphylaxis. Additional research interests include viscoelastic coagulation testing, particularly in a point-of-care setting, and advancement of the treatment of sepsis.
Teaching interests focus on demonstrating the relationship of physiology and basic sciences to the clinical picture of patients and promoting an understanding of pattern recognition as it pertains to disease behavior.
Clinical interests include management of acute trauma, severe sepsis, and anaphylaxis as well as the diagnosis and treatment of coagulation derangements and viscoelastic coagulation evaluation.
Awards & Honors
2022, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year II
2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year II and III
2021, Third Place in Student Clinical Research (Mary M. France), Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day
2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year IV
2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year IV
Rincon A, Wurlod VA, Liu C-C, Smith MR. Effects of time delay and blood storage methods on analysis of canine venous blood samples with a point-of-care analyzer. Vet Clin Path, In press
York W, Smith MR, Liu C-C. Use of citrated whole blood for point-of-care viscoelastic coagulation testing in dogs. Front Vet Sci 2022; 9:827350 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8940259/
Smith MR, Wurlod VA, Ralph AG, Daniels E, Mitchell MA. Mortality rate and prognostic
factors in dogs with severe anaphylaxis: 67 cases (2016-2018). J Am Vet Med Assoc
2020; 256(10): 1137-1144
Smith MR, Wurlod VA. Severe rhabdomyolysis associated with acute amphetamine toxicosis
in a dog. Case Rep Vet Med 2020 Jan 29; 2020: 2816373
Jacobson C, Tully TN, Smith MR. Evaluation and validation of the Hematocrit and Hemoglobin Rapid Meter (HHRM) in healthy Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), 2021. LSU VCS Competitive Organized Research Program (CORP). $3147
Cantrall R, Hale L, Smith MR. Effects of Double P II (modified Da Huo Luo Dan) on biochemical parameters in healthy canines, 2021. LSU VCS Competitive Organized Research Program (CORP). $5000
Russell L, Tully TN, Smith MR. Evaluation of a point-of-care viscoelastic coagulation device in healthy Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), 2020. LSU VCS Competitive Organized Research Program (CORP). $3,848.
France M, Smith MR. Perceived incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of anaphylaxis in veterinary medicine – A practitioner survey; 2020. LSU SVM Boehringer Ingelheim / NIH Veterinary Scholars Program. $6,204.