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. Please visit our lab website at (copy and paste into browser) https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/andrew-lewin/

Teaching Interests:
Clinical instruction of 4th year veterinary students

Research Interests:
Ocular infectious disease and clinical veterinary ophthalmology

 Awards & Honors:
  • 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:
  • 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
  • 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, 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
Journal Article, Academic 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:
  • 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:
  • 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