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

Biography:
Andrew graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 as a veterinarian and has since worked in the UK, New York, Wisconsin and Louisiana. He is certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

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, next-generation sequencing and clinical veterinary ophthalmology. Please visit the Lewin Lab website for more information:
https://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/andrew-lewin/

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2021 VTH Student Clinical Service Award
  • 2021 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 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:
  • Evaluation of nanoparticles as a carrier for hydrophobic drug diffusion through equine cornea, VCS CORP, $2,950.00
  • In-vivo anti-microbial activity assessment of topical ocular diagnostic medications, VCS CORP, $4,000.00
  • Assessment Of The Bovine Ocular Microbiome For Therapeutic Targets In Disease States, USDA, $200,000.00
  • 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
  • Utilizing polymeric antioxidant-loaded nanoparticles as a delivery system to mitigate photooxidative stress of human lens and retinal pigmented epithelial cells in vitro, LSU SVM CORP, $9,000.00
  • Utilizing polymeric antioxidant-loaded nanoparticles as a delivery system to mitigate photo-oxidative stress of lens and retinal pigmented epithelial cells in vitro , LSU SVM CORP, $8,720.00
  • Phylogenomic assessment of Feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), Morris Animal Foundation, $5,000.00
  • In-vitro assessment of antivirals for use against Bovine herpesvirus-related ocular disease, USDA, $7,500.00
  • Open Access Author Fund Award, LSU Open Access Author Fund, $1,500.00
  • Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of Canine herpesvirus isolates using Next-Generation Sequencing, American Kennel Club Health Foundation, $13,775.00
  • Assessing potential for antiviral resistance in feline herpesvirus , Morris Animal Foundation, $5,000.00
  • 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
 Publications:
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Case in Point: Ocular Discharge in a Golden Retriever, Lewin, Andrew, 2022, Clinician's Brief, Brief Media
  • Clinical signs of anterior uveitis image gallery, Lewin, Andrew; Carter, Renee, 2021, Clinician's Brief, Brief Media
  • Notes on: tonometry in animals, Lewin, Andrew, 2021, British Small Animal Veterinary Association Companion , Number: 1, Pages: 34-35
  • Notes on: indirect ophthalmoscopy in animals, Lewin, Andrew, 2020, British Small Animal Veterinary Association Companion , Number: 2, Pages: 39
  • 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
Scientific Abstract:
  • Relative and absolute quantification of the ocular microbiome in infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, Lewin, Andrew; Armstrong, Chance; Carter, Renee; Gafen, Hannah; Ineck, Nikole; Leis, Marina; Liu, Chin-Chi; Luo, Meng; Mironovich, Melanie; Scott, Erin; Scully, Clare; Taylor, Chris, 2021
  • Ex vivo modeling of bovine herpesvirus-1 keratitis and cidofovir antiviral treatment, Alling, Christopher; Liu, Chin-Chi ; Langohr, Ingeborg; Haque, Muzammel; Carter, Renee; Baker, Rose; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Lack of Clinically Significant Anti-Microbial Activity of Topical Ocular Diagnostic Medications in Dogs, Mironovich, Melanie; Mitchell, Maria; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Phylogenomic assessment of feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) to determine potential sources of infection, Marino, Morgan ; Mironovich, Melanie ; Ineck, Nikole ; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canid alphaherpesvirus 1 surveillance; detection of a novel variant in the USA using next-generation sequencing, Lewin, Andrew; Coghill, Lyndon; Mironovich, Melanie; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Ledbetter, Eric, 2021
  • Comparison of intraocular pressure reduction following administration of four intravenous sedation protocols in normal horses, Joyner, Rebekah ; Liu, Chin-Chi; Cremer, Jeannette; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2020
  • Effect of multiple head positions on intraocular pressure in healthy, anesthetized horses during hoisting, Alling, Christopher; Cremer, Jeannette; Liu, Chin-Chi; Lewin, Andrew; Camacho-Luna, Pilar; Carter, Renee, 2020
  • Assessing potential for antiviral resistance in Feline Herpesvirus, Sanford, Mikayla ; Mironovich, Melanie ; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2020
  • 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, Brandt, Curtis; Lewin, Andrew; Kolb, Aaron; McLellan, Gillian ; Bentley, Ellison; Bernard, Kristen; Newbury, Sandra, 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; Longhurst, Colin; McLellan, Gillian ; Brandt, Curtis; Kolb, Aaron; Bernard, Kristen; Newbury, Sandra; Bentley, Ellison, 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:
  • Corneal foreign bodies, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Glaucoma in cats, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Brachycephalic ocular syndrome, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canine and Feline Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Mironovich, Melanie; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Corneal inclusion cysts, Mironovich, Melanie; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canine and Feline Ectopic Cilia, Mironovich, Melanie; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canine and Feline Imperforate Puncta , Mironovich, Melanie; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canine and Feline Ocular Dermoid, Mironovich, Melanie; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Canine Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Mironovich, Melanie ; Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Prolapsed Gland of the Nictitating Membrane in Dogs, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Glaucoma in dogs , Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Uveal Cysts in Cats and Dogs, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Anterior Uveitis in Cats, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • Anterior Uveitis in Dogs, Lewin, Andrew, 2021
  • 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, Academic Journal:
  • The effect of topical ophthalmic proparacaine, fluorescein, and tropicamide on subsequent bacterial cultures in healthy dogs, Mironovich, Melanie; Mitchell, Maria; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2021, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: Early View
  • Ophthalmic evaluation of raptors suffering from ocular trauma, Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2021, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 35, Number: 1, Pages: 2-27
  • A domestic cat whole exome sequencing resource for trait discovery , Rodney, Alana; Buckley, Reuben; Fulton, Robert; Fronick, Catrina ; Richmond, Todd; Helps, Christopher; Pantke, Peter; Trent, Dianne; Lewin, Andrew; Middleton, Rondo; Lyons, Leslie; Warren, Wesley, 2021, Scientific Reports , Volume: 11, Number: 1, Pages: 1-3
  • Development of and validity evidence for a canine ocular model for training novice veterinary students to perform a fundic examination, Banse, Heidi; McMillan, Chantal; Warren, Amy; Hecker, Kent; Skorobohach, Brian ; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew; Kondro, Doug; Ungrin, Mark; Dorosz, Sam; Baker, Rose; Dehghanpir, Shannon; Grandt, Beth; Hale, Lorrie; Anderson, Sarah, 2021, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
  • Phylogenomic analysis of global isolates of Canid alphaherpesvirus 1, Lewin, Andrew; Coghill, Lyndon; Mironovich, Melanie; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Ledbetter, Eric, 2020, Viruses , Volume: 12, Pages: 1421
  • Current ocular microbiome investigations limit reproducibility and reliability: critical review and opportunities, Scott, Erin; Lewin, Andrew; Leis, Marina, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 24, Number: 1
  • Effect of multiple head positions on intraocular pressure in healthy, anesthetized horses during hoisting, Alling, Christopher; Cremer, Jeannette; Liu, Chin-Chi; Lewin, Andrew; Camacho, Pilar; Carter, Renee, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 24, Number: 1
  • Schirmer strip wetting length varies by commercial manufacturer., Lewin, Andrew; Liu, Chin-Chi; Yoon, Angela; Mironovich, Melanie ; Miessler, Bruna; Carter, Renee, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 23, Number: 6, Pages: 1031-1035
  • Environmental relative humidity affects Schirmer tear test results in dogs, Yoon, Angela; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 23, Number: 5, Pages: 923-926
  • Intraocular pressure following four different intravenous sedation protocols in normal horses, Joyner, Rebekah ; Liu, Chin-Chi; Cremer, Jeannette; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2020, Equine Veterinary Journal , Volume: 53, Number: 3, Pages: 612-617
  • In-vitro efficacy of ganciclovir against feline herpesvirus type 1 and assessment of ocular tolerability in healthy cats., Lewin, Andrew; Liu, Chin-Chi; Alling, Christopher; Camacho-Luna, Pilar; Miessler, Bruna; Carter, Renee, 2020, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 23, Number: 4, Pages: 400-404
  • Ocular findings in a group of healthy captive leopard geckos, Camacho, Pilar; Alling, Chris; Boykin, Kimberly; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee; Lewin, Andrew, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 23, Number: 3, Pages: 489-496
  • 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; Camacho, Pilar; Alling, Chris; Carter, Renee, 2019, Equine Veterinary Journal , Volume: 52, Number: 4, Pages: 572-576
  • 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