Dr. M. Ryan Smith
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

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.

Teaching Interests:
The relationship of physiology and basic sciences to the clinical picture of patients; Coagulation; Trauma; Fluid therapy

Research Interests:
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.

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year IV
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • DVM Louisiana State University
  • BS Louisiana State University
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Pilot study on the effect of subcutaneous administration of lactated Ringer's solution on biochemistry parameters in healthy euvolemic cats., Smith, Ryan; Greer, Rebecca, 2016, VETERINARY MEDICINE AND SCIENCE , Volume: 2, Number: 1, Pages: 47-53