Dr. Kirk Ryan
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Biography:
Selected by the Class of 2006 to present their Commencement Address, Dr. Kirk Ryan was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, following Hurricane Katrina. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from Colorado State University, Dr. Ryan worked in general small animal practice for two years (in Alaska and southern Colorado). He was an instructor at LSU from 2001-2002, after completing a residency and an internship in Small Animal Medicine (1998-2001). Dr. Ryan attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2002 and worked as a specialist in private practice in Mandeville, LA. He accepted a full time clinical faculty position at LSU in 2006.

Teaching Interests:
Clinical Neurology

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2019 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2016 Blue Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2016 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2016 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2016 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2015 Blue Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2015 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2014 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2014 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2013 Carl Norden-Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award
  • 2013 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2013 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2012 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2012 SVM Faculty Distinguished Service Award
  • 2012 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2012 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2012 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2011 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2011 Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2010 Hooding Ceremony
  • 2010 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2010 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2009 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2009 White Coat Ceremony Mentor
  • 2008 Nominee, LSU Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2008 Carl Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award
  • 2008 Year 3 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2008 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2006 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2002 Year 4 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2001 House Officer of the Year
  • 2000 House Officer of the Year
 Education:
  • DVM Colorado State University
 Grants:
  • Measuring the Level of Agreement between a PCR, Standard Saline Agglutination, and EldonCard methods for blood typing of pet pigs, CORP Grant, $4,000.00
  • Stability of urine specimens stored with preservatives at room temperature or without preservative on ice prior to urinalysis in dogs, Louisiana State University, $3,640.00
  • In vitro determination of the utility of therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and Hemodialysis (HD) in the treatment of ibuprofen toxicity., VCS CORP Grant, $2,900.00
  • Outcome of heartworm treatment protocol in dogs presenting to LSU from 2008 to 2011, Hunting Retriever Club, $1,500.00
 Publications:
Scientific Abstract:
  • IN VITRO DETERMINATION OF THE UTILITY OF THERAPEUTIC PLASMA EXCHANGE (TPE) IN THE TREATMENT OF IBUPROFEN TOXICITY, Walton, Stuart; Ryan, Kirk; Acierno, Mark; Davis, Jennifer, 2015
  • COMPARISON OF QUALITY AND DIAGNOSTIC ADEQUACY OF CANINE DUODENAL MUCOSAL BIOPSY SPECIMENS OBTAINED WITH DIFFERENT ENDOSCOPIC FORCEPS IN 17 DOGS., Ryan, Kirk; Gaschen, Frederic; Goutal, Caroline; Mansell, Joanne, 2012
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Pathology in Practice: Canine Eosinophilic Pulmonary Granulomatosis, Dehghanpir, Shannon; Leissinger, Mary; Jambhekar, Anisha; Kawabata, Atsushi; Ryan, Kirk; Wilson, Leslie; Gaunt, Stephen, 2019, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 254, Number: 4, Pages: 479-482
  • Phenobarbital-Responsive Bilateral Zygomatic Sialadenitis following an Enterotomy in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Martinez, Paoul ; Carter, Renee; Gaschen, Lorrie; Ryan, Kirk, 2018, Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners , Volume: 6, Number: 2, Pages: 14-19
  • Pneumothorax in a dog caused by necrotizing Pneumonia Secondary to Heat Stroke, Saile, Katrin; Garber, Jocelyn; Rademacher, Nathalie; Wignall, James; Wilson, Leslie; Ryan, Kirk, 2015, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 25, Number: 6, Pages: 759-64
  • What is your diagnosis? Heterobilharzia infection., Le Roux, A; Ryan, Kirk; Hof, M; Lanaux, A; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2015, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 246, Number: 4, Pages: 411-3
  • Canine Insulinoma, Boudreaux, Bonnie; Ryan, Kirk; Goutal, Caroline, 2012, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association , Volume: 48, Number: 3, Pages: 151-163
  • Diagnosis of presumed acute ischemic stroke and associated seizure management in a Congo African grey parrot, Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues; Gaschen, Lorrie; Ryan, Kirk; Schnellbacher, Rodney ; Tully, Thomas, 2011, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 239, Number: 1, Pages: 122-128
Book Review:
  • Book Review: Atlas of Canine and Feline Urinalysis, Ryan, Kirk, 2018
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Treatment of Meloxicam Overdose via Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Walton, Stuart; Ryan, Kirk; Acierno, Mark; Davis, Jennifer, 2017, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 27, Number: 4, Pages: 444-450
  • Treatment of Ibuprofen Intoxication with Therapeutic Plasma Exchange, Walton, Stuart; Ryan, Kirk; Acierno, Mark; Davis, Jennifer, 2017, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 27, Number: 4, Pages: 451-457
  • Skills for Technicians: Urinalysis, Ryan, Kirk, 2015, Veterinary Team Brief/ Brief Media , Number: Nov/Dec 2015
  • Outcome of heartworm a treatment protocol in dogs presenting to Louisiana State University from 2008-2011: 50 cases, Ryan, Kirk; Pariaut, Romain; Reynolds, Caryn; Maxwell, Elizabeth, 2014, Veterinary Parasitology / Elsevier , Volume: 206, Number: 1-2, Pages: 71-77
  • Effect of endoscopic forceps on quality of duodenal mucosal biopsy in healthy dogs, Gaschen, Frederic; Goutal-Landry, Caroline; Ryan, Kirk; Mansell, Joanne, 2013, J Vet Intern Med , Volume: 27, Pages: 456-461
  • Histoplasmosis, Ryan, Kirk; Arceneaux, Kenneth; Lin-Blache, Jessica , 2011, Compendium Continuing Education for Veterinarians , Volume: 33, Number: 3, Pages: E1-E11
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Campylobacteriosis in Cats and Dogs, Ryan, Kirk, 2017, Publisher: Decision Support in Medicine, LLC., Volume: 2017
  • Salmonellosis in Cats and Dogs, Ryan, Kirk, 2017, Publisher: Decision Support in Medicine, LLC., Volume: 2017
  • Chapter 33: Emergency Nursing, Ryan, Kirk; McCauley, Charles; Eddleman, Lee, 2010, Publisher: Elsevier/Saunders, Pages: 1149-1229
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal:
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Hyperinflammatory Syndrome in a Weimaraner Puppy, Ryan, Kirk; Spoor, Erich; Gaschen, Frederic, 2015
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Hyperinflammatory Syndrome in a Weimaraner Puppy, Ryan, Kirk; Spoor, Erich; Gaschen, Frederic, 2014
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Dorsal Thermal Skin Necrosis in a Dog, Ryan, Kirk; Merchant, Sandra, 2014
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Hepatocutaneous Syndrome in a Dog, Ryan, Kirk; Lane, Martha; Pucheu-Haston, Cherie, 2014
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Congenital Hypothyroidism in Littermate Labradors, Ryan, Kirk; Pipe-Martin, Hannah; Fletcher, Jon, 2014
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Arytenoid Chondritis in a Horse, Ryan, Kirk; Mitchell, Colin, 2013
  • Case Reports from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital: Feline Osteosarcoma, Ryan, Kirk; Boudreaux, Bonnie; Bigio, Astrid, 2013