VEMD Laboratory Personnel
Dr. Jon M. Fletcher, Laboratory Director
Originally from Eunice, Louisiana, Dr. Fletcher received his DVM from Louisiana State University in 2005. From there he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University before returning to LSU to complete his small animal internal medicine residency. Following his residency, he started an internal medicine service in a private specialty hospital in the New Orleans area where he remained for four years before having the opportunity to join the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2012. Dr. Fletcher’s research focuses on the use of non-traditional and alternative treatments for obesity and diabetes mellitus in cats with potential application in people. He also has an interest in diagnostic testing for endocrine diseases and created a diagnostic endocrinology service in the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in 2013.
Dr. Chin-Chi "Kitty" Liu, Research Associate and Laboratory Supervisor
Dr. Liu, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, received her Master of Science degree from the National Taiwan University in Taipei and her PhD from Texas A&M University. She is currently completing a Master's degree in Experimental Statistics at LSU.
Dr. Liu oversees the Veterinary Clinical Sciences departmental research laboratory and provides assistance, expertise, and training in benchtop techniques, research study design, data analysis, and experimental statistics for the VEMD Laboratory.