Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association meeting to be highlighted by Student Night

Aug 18, 2022 | Applied and Natural Sciences, General News, Students

The Louisiana Tech University Animal Science program, the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) are collaborating as hosts of the upcoming Peter Haynes Memorial Lectures event Sept. 18-20, featuring a Student Night for the first time since the event’s inception.

The Student Night will take place on Sept. 18 and will be a networking and learning opportunity for undergraduate pre-vet and veterinary students and mentors. Attending students will be able to meet with Equine and Large Animal Veterinarians as well as industry partners, all with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Representatives and speakers from veterinary schools at Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, and Louisiana State University will share their perspectives on the veterinary school experience in their respective states. The topic of the night is “Careers in the Animal Health Industry.”

In addition to Student Night, attendees will be able to hear over a dozen lectures from five speakers over the course of the event. Topics range from equine asthma to wooden shoes to the economic impact of COVID-19 on the industry.

The equine-focused meeting is named in honor of the late Dr. Peter F. Haynes, the former Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. His research was centered on equine surgery and sports medicine. The continuing education event has been held annually in Bossier City for nearly fifty years.

“The addition of a Student Night is just one of many ways this meeting will benefit our Animal Science students,” said Louisiana Tech’s Dr. Rebecca McConnico. “They’ll be learning from experts beyond those we have on our campus, and they’ll be networking with potential future employers.”

The Peter F. Haynes Memorial Lectures will be held Sept. 18-20 at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier City.