Celebrating our Alumni with Reunions, a Tailgate, and Football

September 19, 2022

On September 16-17, 2022, the LSU School of Veterinary welcomed its alumni for a weekend of reunions, a tailgate, and tickets to the Mississippi State v. LSU football game. Celebrating milestone reunions this year were the Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. 

Approximately 400 alumni, family, and friends joined us on September 17 for a fabulous tailgate with barbecue, beverages, and a Yeti cooler giveaway from Thrive Pet Care. And more than 200 alumni and friends attended the football game to watch LSU defeat Mississippi State in grand style. In addition to Thrive, other tailgate sponsors were Merck, Nestle Purina, Petco, PetWell,Southern Veterinary Partners, and Zoetis.

At the tailgate, Oliver A. Garden, BVetMed, PhD, FHEA, FCPP, FRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, dean of LSU Vet Med, welcomed everyone and recognized two classes for their generous donations to LSU Vet Med: Kristen Plauche, DVM (LSU 1992), accepted the award for the class that gave the highest total dollar amount last year with nearly $300,000 donated, and Ed Boldt, DVM (LSU 1984), accepted the award for the class with the highest percentage of giving with 37 percent of the class making donations last year.

About LSU Vet Med: Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 33 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. LSU Vet Med is dedicated to improving and protecting the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.