LSU School of Veterinary Medicine professor receives prestigious award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2016


Dr. BakerBATON ROUGE— LSU School of Veterinary Medicine professor, David G. Baker, DVM, MS, PhD, MPA, DACLAM, professor of laboratory animal medicine in the department of Pathobiological Sciences and director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, received the Joseph J. Garvey Management Award during the Opening General Session of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) National Meeting on October 30, 2016, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This award recognizes an individual for their outstanding accomplishments in administration, management, or the support of programs relating to the care, quality, or humane treatment of animals used in biomedical research. More than 3,700 laboratory animal science professionals attended the five-day event.


The AALAS is a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. AALAS provides educational materials to laboratory animal care professionals and researchers, administers certification programs for laboratory animal technicians and managers, publishes scholarly journals, supports laboratory animal science research, and serves as the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals.


Dr. Baker joined the faculty of the LSU SVM in 1995. He received his BS in 1980, his MS in 1986, his DVM in 1987 and his PhD in 1992, all from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Baker received his MPA from the LSU E.J. Ourso Business College in 2009 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.




The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 30 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. The LSU SVM is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals through education, research and service. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.