Dr. M. Ryan Smith
Clinical Service Chief
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:
  • 2021 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year II and III
  • 2021 Third Place in Student Clinical Research (Mary M. France), Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day
  • 2020 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year IV
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Year IV
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Emergency & Critical Care Residency (Small Animal), Veterinary Specialty Services
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
  • DVM Louisiana State University
  • BS Louisiana State University
  • Evaluation of a point-of-care viscoelastic coagulation device in healthy Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), LSU SVM VCS Competitive Organized Research Program, $3,848.00
  • Perceived Incidence, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anaphylaxis in Veterinary Medicine - A Practitioner Survey, LSU SVM Boehringer Ingelheim / NIH Veterinary Scholars Program, $6,204.00
  • Use of citrated whole blood for point-of-care viscoelastic coagulation testing in dogs, Entegrion Animal Health and Sciences, $4,000.00
Scientific Abstract:
  • Use of citrated whole blood for point-of-care viscoelastic coagulation testing in dogs, York, Whitney; Smith, Ryan; Liu, Chin-Chi, 2020
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Mortality rate and prognostic factors for dogs with severe anaphylaxis: 67 cases (2016-2018)., Smith, Ryan; Wurlod, Virginie; Ralph, A; Daniels, E; Mitchell, Mark, 2020, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION , Volume: 256, Number: 10, Pages: 1137-1144
  • Severe rhabdomyolysis associated with acute amphetamine toxicosis in a dog, Smith, Ryan; Wurlod, Virginie, 2020, CASE REPORTS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE , Volume: 2020, Number: 2816373, Pages: 1-4
  • 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