More than 140 people participated in the LSU Veterinary School Great Rover Road Run

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2016


BATON ROUGE—The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the Hill’s LSU SVM 23rd Annual Great Rover Road Run on Saturday, February 27. The Great Rover Road Run consists of a 5K Road Run followed by a one mile run/walk with your dog. Proceeds from the run will support student programs, such as scholarships.


One hundred and forty-six people participated in the run (64 in the 5K race, 65 in the 1 mile run/walk and 17 in both). Marc Chagnon came in first in the 5K overall with a time of 18:00. Jeanette C. (no last name given) was the first place 5K overall female racer with a time of 21:50. In the 5K Grand Master’s category for runners ages 50 and up, the winners were Joseph Taboada, DVM, DACVIM, associate dean for veterinary education and student affairs, with a time of 23:57, and Liz Bourque with a time of 34:30.


The top three winners in the 1 mile fun run/walk with your dog were Major Tom running with Kenneth (last name unknown) with a time of 7:30, Snoop running with Christian (last name unknown) with a time of 7:39, and Pearl running with Blaise (last name unknown) with a time of 8:03.


Please go to to see the complete race results.


This year’s sponsors were Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Bayer Animal Health, Campus Federal Credit Union, Varsity Sports, LSU Dining, LSU Auxilary Services, Banfield The Pet Hospital, Fleur de Lead Dog Training, and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). Proceeds benefit SCAVMA programs, including scholarships for veterinary students.


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