LSU Veterinary School promotes 12 faculty members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021

In 2021, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine promoted 12 faculty members. In accordance with LSU Policy Statement 36T, the university seeks to employ and maintain faculty with superior qualifications to advance its mission and to nurture and support the work of those faculty members. The decision to award tenure is of distinguished and central importance. The university will do so only through a rigorous, careful process of examination and deliberation. Accordingly, the decision to tenure entails the presumption of professional excellence. It implies the expectation of an academic career that will develop and grow in quality and value, and one that will be substantially self-supervised and self-directed.

Faculty in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences

Rebecca Christofferson, MApSt, PhD (LSU SVM 2011), was promoted with tenure from assistant professor to associate professor. The effective date of the promotion is August 15, 2021. Dr. Christofferson joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2014. Dr. Christofferson is the recipient of the 2020 Worley Professor of Excellence Award, which is presented by Worley and LSU's Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
Rebecca Christofferson

 

Ramesh Subramanian, PhD, was promoted from assistant professor-research to associate professor-research. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Subramanian joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2014.
Ramesh Subramanian

 

Faculty in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Chance Armstrong, DVM, MS, DACT, was promoted from assistant professor of food animal health maintenance to associate professor of food animal health maintenance. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Armstrong joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2015.
Chance Armstrong

 

Karanvir Aulakh, BVSc & AH, DACVS, was promoted with tenure from assistant professor of small animal surgery to associate professor of small animal surgery. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Aulakh joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2015.
Karanvir Aulakh

 

Heidi Banse, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, was promoted with tenure from assistant professor of equine medicine to associate professor of equine medicine. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Banse joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2017. Dr. Banse is also director of education.
Heidi Banse

 

Renee Carter, DVM (LSU SVM 2000), DACVO, was promoted from associate professor of veterinary ophthalmology to professor of veterinary ophthalmology. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Carter joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2016.
Renee Carte

 

Jayme Looper, DVM (LSU SVM 1997), PhD, DACVR, was promoted from associate professor of veterinary radiation oncology to professor of veterinary radiation oncology. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Looper joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2016. She is also the director of small animal services in the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Jayme Looper

 

Cherie Marie Pucheu-Haston, DVM (LSU SVM 1992), PhD, DACVD, was promoted from associate professor of veterinary dermatology to professor of veterinary dermatology. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Pucheu-Haston joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2011.
Cherie Pucheu-Haston

 

Patricia Queiroz-Williams, DVM, MS, was promoted from associate professor of veterinary anesthesiology to professor of veterinary anesthesiology. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Queiroz-Williams joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2007.
Patricia Queiroz-Williams

 

Clare Scully, DVM, DACT, was promoted from assistant professor of food animal health maintenance to associate professor of food animal health maintenance. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Scully joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2015.
Clare Scully

 

Jennifer Liford Sones, DVM (LSU SVM 2008), PhD, DACT, was promoted with tenure from assistant professor of theriogenology to associate professor of theriogenology. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Sones joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2015. Dr. Sones was named one of the Forty under 40 by the Baton Rouge Business Report in 2020.
Jenny Sones

 

Nancy Welborn, DVM (LSU SVM 1990), was promoted from assistant professor of community practice to associate professor of community practice. The effective date of the promotion is July 1, 2021. Dr. Welborn joined the LSU SVM faculty in 2013.
Nancy Welborn