More than 200 people participated in the LSU Vet Med Hill's Great Rover Road Run

May 12, 2023

GRRR race start

Start of the Great Rover Road Run


GRRR start

Dogs can race as well as long as you run with them regularly.

dog wash

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association held a dog wash fundraiser on race day.

Carlos Zervigon

Overall winner: Carlos Zervigon (Class of 2025)

Maryella Cohn

Overall female winner: Maryella Cohn (Class of 2025)

On April 16, more than 200 people participated in the Hill's Great Rover Road Run, hosted by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wellness Committee and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The Great Rover Road Run is an annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk that promotes health and wellness for people and their four-legged friends all while raising money for the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Good Samaritan Fund, which helps homeless animals in need of medical care. This year, more than $5,000 was raised to support the Good Samaritan Fund.

The 5K overall winners were

  1. Carlos Zervigon (LSU Vet Med Class of 2025)
  2. Justin Abadie
  3. Jacob Martin (LSU Vet Med Class of 2026)
  4. Austin Roark (LSU Vet Med Class of 2026)
  5. Maryella Cohn (LSU Vet Med 2025)

The overall male winner was Carlos Zervigon with a time of 16:08, and the overall female winner was Maryella Cohn with a time of 22:06.

The LSU Vet Med Good Samaritan Fund provides emergency services, critical care, testing, and ICU for homeless animals. Most of us have had the difficult experience of coming upon a stray animal that is injured or sick. Each year, over 300 such animals needing emergency treatment are brought to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s 24-hour emergency facility by Good Samaritans who care deeply for animals in need. The Good Samaritan Fund helps offset the costs incurred caring for these animals. To donate directly to the Good Samaritan Fund, please use the button below and select the Good Samaritan Fund.


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The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 33 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. The LSU SVM 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.