Dermatology Seminar

Our annual dermatology seminar focuses on skin diseases, allergies and more.

Date: December 9, 2018
Location: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Cost: $225 per person
Early Bird: $175 per person until November 21, 2018


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Time Topic Speaker
7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Registration and coffee  
7:50 AM - 8 AM Introduction of speakers and welcome to sponsors and participants  
8 AM - 9 AM Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Dr. Michelle Woodward
9 AM - 10 AM Dermatology Emergencies

Dr. Cherie Pucheu-Haston

10 AM - 10:20 AM BREAK  
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Pinnal diseases Dr. Martha Friedman
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM "I haven't dealt with these since vet school"--Dermatology in pet goats and pigs

Dr. Cherie Pucheu-Haston


11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Immunotherapy and why it still matters Dr. Martha Friedman
12:20 PM - 1 PM LUNCH  
1 PM - 2 PM Resistant staphylococcal therapy Dr. Michelle Woodward
2 PM - 2:30 PM Systemic pharmaceutical therapy in dermatology

Dr. Cherie Pucheu-Haston

2:30 PM - 3 PM What to do before you send to the dermatologist  Dr. Sandra Merchant
3 PM - 3:20 PM BREAK  
3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Non-atopic, Non-flea Allergy dermatitis Dr. Sandra Merchant
4:20 PM - 5:20 PM Selected feline dermatoses Dr. Sara Ramos


Our Speakers

Michelle Woodward, DVM, MS, DACVD

Dr. Michelle Woodward received her veterinary degree from University of Tennessee in 2009. She completed an internship in equine surgery and medicine in 2010 and a dermatology residency in 2014, both at Louisiana State University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Woodward worked in private practice before returning to LSU as an Assistant Professor in 2016. She has a strong interest in small animal allergic disease and equine dermatology. 

Cherie Pucheu-Haston, DVM (LSU SVM 1992), PhD, DACVD

Dr. Cherie Pucheu-Haston is a veterinary dermatologist and a faculty member at LSU in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Her veterinary degree (1992) and internship training (1993) were completed at LSU. She completed residency training in veterinary dermatology at North Carolina State University and achieved board certification in Veterinary Dermatology in 1995.  After working as a specialist in private practice for seven years, she earned a PhD in Immunology (minor Biotechnology) from NCSU in 2006. After serving as a postdoctoral research associate in the Immunotoxicology Branch of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Pucheu-Haston returned to LSU in 2011 as a faculty member.

Sandra Merchant, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Sandra Merchant is a veterinary dermatologist with a distinguished career as a professor at LSU in the department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.  She joined the faculty in July 1988. She received her BS from Florida State University in 1979 and her DVM from the University of Florida in 1984. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Martha Lane Friedman, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Martha Lane Friedman is a Veterinary Dermatologist at Bay Veterinary Dermatology. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in genetics from the University of Georgia in 2008. She then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Auburn University's College of Veterinary medicine. After earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM), Dr. Friedman completed a one year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, followed by a three year residency in veterinary dermatology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Friedman became a board certified veterinary dermatologist by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2017. 

Sara Joyner Ramos, DVM (LSU SVM 2015)

Dr. Sara Ramos received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 2015. She completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia in 2016. She completed her dermatology internship at LSU in 2017 and is currently a dermatology resident at LSU.


Corporate Sponsors

We would like to thank the following companies for supporting this continuing education program. 



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