Dr. Andrew Lewin
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Biography:
Andrew graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Edinburgh in 2010. After undertaking internship training at a private practice in the UK and ophthalmology residency training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison he is now an ACVO board-certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist. In the past, he has also worked in veterinary private practice, animal shelters and for veterinary charities.

Teaching Interests:
Clinical instruction of 4th year veterinary students and house officers.
Andrew is the ACVO/ABVO ophthalmology residency program director for Louisiana State University.

Research Interests:
Ocular infectious disease and clinical veterinary ophthalmology. Please visit our website for more information:
https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/andrew-lewin/

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2020 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians
  • 2010 Graduation with Distinction
 Education:
  • Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Rotating Internship Willows Referrals
  • BVMS University of Edinburgh
 Grants:
  • Assessing potential for antiviral resistance in feline herpesvirus , Morris Animal Foundation, $5,000.00
  • Assessment of antivirals for treating feline herpesvirus ocular disease in cats housed in animal shelters utilizing Next-Generation Sequencing., Morris Animal Foundation, $107,204.00
  • Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of Canine herpesvirus isolates using Next-Generation Sequencing, American Kennel Club Health Foundation, $13,775.00
  • Assessing the ocular microbiome in bovine infectious keratoconjunctivitis., VCS CORP, $4,000.00
  • Evaluation of the in vitro effect of nanoparticles on equine corneal explants, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP grant, $4,512.74
  • In-vitro assessment of antivirals for use against Bovine herpesvirus-related ocular disease, USDA, $7,500.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Ocular findings in a group of healthy captive leopard geckos, Camacho, Pilar; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Alling, Chris; Boykin, Kimberly; Lewin, Andrew, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 00, Pages: 1-8
  • Genomic Analysis for Virulence Determinants in Feline Herpes Virus Type-1 Isolates, Lewin, Andrew; Coghill, Lyndon; McLellan, Gillian; Bentley, Ellison; Kousoulas, Konstantin, 2020, Virus Genes , Volume: 56, Number: 1, Pages: 49-57
  • Inter-User and Intra-User Variation of Two Tonometers in Horses, Lewin, Andrew; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Camacho, Pilar; Alling, Chris, 2019, Equine Veterinary Journal
  • Genomic, Recombinational and Phylogenetic Characterization of Global Feline Herpesvirus 1 Isolates, Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, A; McLellan, G; Bentley, E; Bernard, K; Newbury, S; Brandt, C, 2018, Virology , Volume: 518, Pages: 385-397
  • Tonometer validation and intraocular pressure reference values in the normal chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera), Snyder, K; Lewin, Andrew; Mans, C; McLellan, G, 2018, Veterinary ophthalmology , Volume: 21, Number: 1, Pages: 4-9
  • Phylogenetic and recombination analysis of the herpesvirus genus varicellovirus, Kolb, A; Lewin, Andrew; Moeller Trane, R; McLellan, G; Brandt, C, 2017, BMC genomics , Volume: 18, Number: 1, Pages: 887
  • Calibration of the TonoVet and Tono-Pen Vet tonometers in the porcine eye, Lewin, Andrew; Miller, P, 2017, Veterinary ophthalmology , Volume: 20, Number: 6, Pages: 571-573
  • Intraocular pressure and examination findings in three species of Central and South American tree frogs (Cruziohyla craspedopus, Cruziohyla calcarifer, and Anotheca spinosa), Lewin, Andrew; Hausmann, J; Miller, P, 2017, Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine , Volume: 48, Number: 3, Pages: 688-693
Scientific Abstract:
  • Conjunctival microbiome in domestic cats is minimally altered in ocular surface disease, Lewin, Andrew; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Taylor, Christopher , 2020
  • Inter-User and Intra-User Variation of Two Tonometers in Horses, Lewin, Andrew; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Camacho, Pilar; Alling, Chris, 2019
  • Effect of environmental variables on tear test results in dogs, Yoon, Angela ; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2019
  • The spectrum of ganciclovir resistance among feline herpes virus 1 isolates from animal rescue shelters across the United States, Ferguson, S; Larsen, Inna; Dulli, Richard; Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, Aaron; Bentley, Ellison; McLellan, Gillian; Bernard, Kristen ; Brandt, Curtis, 2019
  • Validation of a canine ocular simulator for use in fundic examination, Banse, Heidi; McMillan, Chantal ; Anderson, Sarah; Hecker, Kent ; Skorobohach, Brian; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew; Baker, Rose; Dehghanpir, Shannon; Hale, Lorrie; Grandt, Beth; Kondro, Doug; Dorosz, Sam; Ungrin, Mark; Warren, Amy, 2019
  • Genomic Analysis for Virulence Determinants in Feline Herpes Virus Type-1 Isolates., Lewin, Andrew; Coghill, Lyndon, 2019
  • Genomic Analysis of Feline Herpesvirus Type 1 Isolates, Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, Aaron; McLellan, Gillian ; Bentley, Ellison; Bernard, Kristen; Newbury, Sandra; Brandt, Curtis, 2018
  • Genomic, Recombinational and Phylogenetic Characterization of Global Feline Herpesvirus Type 1 Isolates, Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, Aaron; McLellan, Gillian ; Bentley, Ellison; Bernard, Kristen; Newbury, Sandra; Brandt, Curtis, 2018
  • In vitro susceptibility of FHV-1 field strains to penciclovir and ganciclovir, Dulli, Richard; Lewin, Andrew; Larsen, Inna; Bentley, Ellison; McLellan, Gillian; Brandt, Curtis, 2017
  • Phylogenetic, Recombination, and Genetic Distance Analysis of the Varicellovirus Genus Suggests an Association Between Genomic G-C content and Genetic Distance, Kolb, Aaron; Lewin, Andrew; McLellan, Gillian; Brandt, Curtis, 2017
  • Prevalence of viral pathogens in cats with upper respiratory and ocular disease varies across animal shelters in the USA, Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, Aaron; McLellan, Gillian ; Bentley, Ellison; Bernard, Kristen; Newbury, Sandra; Brandt, Curtis; Longhurst, Colin, 2017
  • Calibration of The Tonovet and Tono-Pen Vet Tonometers in the Porcine Eye, Lewin, Andrew; Miller, Paul, 2016
  • Collagenolytic Keratitis in Dogs; Breed Associations in Two Populations, Lewin, Andrew; Teixeria, Leandro; Buhr, Kevin; Bentley, Ellison, 2016
  • Intraocular Pressure and Examination Findings in Three Species of Central and South American Tree Frogs (Cruziohyla Craspedopus, Cruziohyla Calcarifer and Anotheca Spinosa), Lewin, Andrew; Hausmann, Jennifer; Miller, Paul, 2016
  • Validation of Rebound and Applanation Tonometers in Normal Chinchillas (Chinchilla Lanigera), Snyder, Kevin; Lewin, Andrew; Mans, Christoph, 2016
Monograph:
  • Notes on: indirect ophthalmoscopy in animals, Lewin, Andrew, 2020
  • Canine and Feline corneal sequestrum, Lewin, Andrew, 2020
  • Canine nodular granulomatous episcleritis, Lewin, Andrew, 2020
  • Canine and Feline Phacoclastic Uveitis, Lewin, Andrew, 2019
  • Canine and Feline Phacolytic Uveitis, Lewin, Andrew, 2019
  • Feline Prolapse of the Gland of the Third Eyelid, Lewin, Andrew, 2019
  • Canine and Feline Ectopic Cilia, Lewin, Andrew; Miller, Paul ; Bentley, Ellison, 2017
  • Canine and Feline Imperforate Puncta , Lewin, Andrew; Miller, Paul ; Bentley, Ellison, 2017
  • Canine and Feline Ocular Dermoid, Lewin, Andrew; Miller, Paul ; Bentley, Ellison, 2017
  • Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Lewin, Andrew; Miller, Paul ; Bentley, Ellison, 2017
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Case in Point: Eye Color Change in a Dog, Lewin, Andrew, 2019, Clinician's Brief, Brief Media
  • Clinical Conundrum: Colour Change in the Feline Iris, Lewin, Andrew, 2019, British Small Animal Veterinary Association Companion , Number: October 2019
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in Dogs; Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment, Lewin, Andrew, 2014, Veterinary Times , Volume: 44, Number: 20, Pages: 16-18
  • The Neuro-ophthalmological examination in Small Animals: Part One, Lewin, Andrew; Trevail, Rachel; Behr, Sebastian, 2013, Veterinary Times , Volume: 43, Number: 47, Pages: 20-22
  • The Neuro-ophthalmological examination in Small Animals: Part Two, Lewin, Andrew; Trevail, Rachel; Behr, Sebastian, 2013, Veterinary Times , Volume: 43, Number: 50, Pages: 24
  • Vigilance in Ophthalmological Cases, Lewin, Andrew; Heinrich, Christine, 2013, Veterinary Times , Volume: 43, Number: 6, Pages: 14
  • Clinical Conundrum: Neurogenic Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Lewin, Andrew, 2012, British Small Animal Veterinary Association Companion , Number: Nov 2012