Dr. M. Ryan Smith
Clinical Service Chief
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
Dr. Smith graduated with a D.V.M. from LSU in 2009. After completion of a rotating internship in Orlando, FL in 2010, he practiced emergency medicine for two years. Dr. Smith then pursued residency training in Emergency and Critical Care, completing the program in 2015. Over the following couple of years, he practiced as a specialist in a private specialty hospital prior to assuming his current role with his alma mater. Dr. Smith joined the LSU faculty in 2017.
The relationship of physiology and basic sciences to the clinical picture of patients; Coagulation; Trauma; Fluid therapy
The focus of my research program is on identification and use of biomarkers of anaphylaxis. The ultimate goal is development of testing modalities that will allow rapid and reliable diagnosis of anaphylaxis in veterinary patients. Some of this research may have application in human medicine.
Additional research interests include viscoelastic coagulation monitoring, particularly in a point-of-care setting, and advancement of the treatment of sepsis.