LSU Vet Med Professor promoted to Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

July 19, 2023


Cherie Pucheu-Haston

Dr. Cherie Pucheu-Haston

Cherie Pucheu-Haston, DVM (LSU 1992), Ph.D., DACVD, professor of dermatology, has been promoted to the new role of associate dean for clinical programs. In this new role, Dr. Pucheu-Haston will serve as a leader and strategic visionary for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and various related community outreach services, including oversight of daily operations and management of the faculty, staff, and house officers currently providing clinical services for over 20,000 cases per year. She will direct all clinical operations (small and large animal), operational needs, and the client/patient experience. She will be assisted in this role by a dynamic support team, as LSU Vet Med continues to expand services and launch additional in-house and outreach initiatives. We have already launched a search for a new dermatologist to help cover her home service.

Dr. Pucheu-Haston joined our LSU Vet Med faculty in January 2011. She received her DVM from LSU Vet Med in 1992 and her PhD from North Carolina State University in 2006. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and has experience in both academia and the private sector.

“I am honored and excited to take on the role of associate dean for clinical programs at LSU Vet Med,” said Dr. Pucheu. “I am committed to advancing the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and our community outreach services. With a focus on daily operations, faculty management, and optimizing the client/patient experience, I aim to ensure the highest quality of care for the more than 20,000 cases we handle annually. Supported by a dynamic team, we will expand services and launch new initiatives to further enhance our impact. I am grateful for the support of Dean Oliver Garden and look forward to a bright future for our clinical enterprise at LSU Vet Med."

“I could not be more enthusiastic about the future of our clinical enterprise under Dr. Pucheu-Haston's visionary leadership and offer her my heartfelt congratulations and full support,” said Dean Oliver A. Garden, BvetMed, PhD, FHEA, FCPP, FRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA.

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