Assistant Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
MSc, University of Illinois, 2015
Dr.med.vet., Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern (Switzerland), 2008
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
I would like to pursue research in transfusion medicine and renal replacement therapies. I would also love to investigate further the use of intravenous lipid emulsion to treat cases of intoxication.
Trauma, anaphylaxis, intoxications.
After completion of the Hemodialysis Academy in 2019, Dr. Wurlod is working on reopening the Small Animal Dialysis service at LSU in 2022.
Awards & Honors
2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
Wurlod VA, Smith SA, McMichael MA, O'Brien M, Herring J, Swanson KS. “Iron metabolism
following intravenous transfusion with stored versus fresh autologous erythrocyte concentrate in
healthy dogs.” Am J Vet Res. 2015 Nov;76(11):996-1004.
Wurlod VA, Howard J, Francey T, Schweighauser A, Adamik KN. “Comparison of the in
effects of saline, hypertonic hydroxyethyl starch, hypertonic saline, and two forms of hydroxyethyl starch on whole blood coagulation and platelet function in dogs.” J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2015 Jul-Aug;25(4):474-87.
Herring JM, McMichael MA, Corsi R, Wurlod V. “Intravenous lipid emulsion therapy in
cases of canine naproxen overdose.” J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2015 Sep-
Smith MR, Wurlod VA. Severe Rhabdomyolysis Associated with Acute Amphetamine Toxicosis
in a Dog. Case Rep Vet Med. 2020 Jan 29;2020:2816373.
Smith MR, Wurlod VA, Ralph AG, Daniels ER, Mitchell M. Mortality rate and prognostic
factors for dogs with severe anaphylaxis: 67 cases (2016-2018). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 May
Effects of time delay and blood storage methods on analysis of canine venous blood samples with a point-of-care analyzer, Rincon, Angie; Wurlod, Virginie; Smith, Ryan; Liu, Chin-Chi, 2021.