Dr. Rudy Bauer
Associate Professor
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)
(225) 578-9777

Dr. Bauer is a diagnostic pathologist with a joint appointment in the Louisiana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Department of Pathobiological Sciences. His duties include gross and histopathologic interpretation of surgical biopsies and necropsies from outside veterinarians and from the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He also teaches fourth year veterinary students and pathology residents.

Teaching Interests:
Anatomic Pathology

Research Interests:
Anatomic Pathology, dermatopathology, surgical biopsy

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Third place poster award in Clinical Research Category
  • 2017 Poster award
  • 1992 Phi Zeta
  • 1983 Phi Zeta
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • PhD University of Georgia
  • DVM University of Georgia
  • BS University of Georgia
  • Targeted transcriptome characterization of canine hepatobiliary neuroendocrine tumors, VCS CORP Grant , $4,000.00
  • Systemic Toxoplasmosis in a Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus), Carossino, Mariano; Velasco Montes de Oca, J. Pablo; Langohr, Ingeborg; Bauer, Rudy; Balasuriya, Udeni, 2021
  • HIS-WI-116.0 Alizarin Red for Calcium, Schultz, Kendra; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • HIS-WI-117.0 Rubeanic Acid for Copper, Schultz, Kendra; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • HIS-WI-118.0 Masson's Trichrome, Schultz, Kendra; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • HIS-WI-119.0 PTAH, Schultz, Kendra; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • SAF-WI-100.0 Hazardous Waste Storage & Disposal, Smith, Brandye; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • IHC-SOP-101.0 Microtomy of Embedded Tissue and Slide Preparation, Del Piero, Fabio; Bauer, Rudy, 2016
  • Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Biopsy Form, Bauer, Rudy, 2015
  • NEC-TRN-101.0 Necropsy Lab Training, Paulsen, Daniel; Bauer, Rudy, 2015
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Multiple Myeloma in an African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) Based on Necropsy Findings, Bauer, Rudy; Snow, Seth; Higbie, Christine; Tully, Thomas; Peterson, Tiffany, 2019, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine , Volume: 30, Pages: 82-84
  • Pathology In Practice: Extraskeletal Chondrosarcoma in a Dog, Bauer, Rudy; Kawabata, Atsushi; Husnik, Roman; Le Donne, Vivianna; Grasperge, Britton; Boudreaux, Bonnie, 2017, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 250, Number: 10, Pages: 1113-1116
  • Alligator Mississippiensis (American Alligator). Necrotizing Exfoliation, Bauer, Rudy; Elsey, Ruth; Selman, Will; Nevarez, Javier; King, Ryan; Dupuis, Mike; Kim, Kenneth, 2015, Herpetological Review/Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles , Volume: 46, Number: 2, Pages: 246-48
  • Fungal myocarditis and pericardial effusion secondary to Inonotus tropicalis (phylum Basidiomycota) in a dog , Bauer, Rudy; Ribas, Thibault; Pipe-Martin, Hannah; Kim, Kenneth; Leissinger, Mary; Grasperge, Britton; Grooters, Amy; Sutton, Deanna; Pariaut, Romain, 2015, Journal of Veterinary Cardiology , Volume: 17, Number: 2, Pages: 142-148
  • Massive Distal Forelimb Fibromyxoma in a Free-ranging American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), Bauer, Rudy; Elsey, Ruth; Nevarez, Javier; Boundy, Jeff, 2013, Southeastern Naturalist , Volume: 12, Number: 4, Pages: N31-N34
  • Long-term Management of Ovarian Neoplasia in Two Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus), Bauer, Rudy; Wilson, Leslie; Tully, Thomas; Keller, Krista; Beaufrere, Hugues; Brandao, Joao, 2013, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 27, Number: 1, Pages: 44-52
  • Moh's micrographic surgery for the management of a periocular mast cell tumor in a dog, Storey, Eric; Bernstein, Joseph; Bauer, Rudy, 2012, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 16, Number: 1, Pages: 1463-5224
  • Clenbuterol toxicosis in three Quarter Horse racehorses after administration of a compounded product, Bauer, Rudy; Thompson, Jessica; Mirza, Mustajab; Barker, Steven; Morgan, Timothy; McConnico, Rebecca, 2011, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 239, Number: 6, Pages: 842-849
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Pathologic and immunohistochemical findings in an outbreak of systemic toxoplasmosis in a mob of red kangaroos., Carossino, M; Bauer, Rudy; Mitchell, Mark; Cummings, C; Stöhr, A; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Harper, K; Langohr, Ingeborg; Schultz, K; Mitchell, Mark; Howe, D; Balasuriya, Udeni, 2021, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Pages: DOI: 10406387211001869
  • Theriogenology Question of the Month "Subinvolution of placental sites in a dog", Mak, C.; Sasaki, E.; Bauer, Rudy; H. de Aguiar, L.; Gomes, Viviane; Sones, Jennifer; Pinto, Carlos, 2020, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 257, Number: 11, Pages: 1129-1132
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Soft Tissue in a Horse, Diagnostic Exercise, Watanabe, TTN; Krueger, C; McCauley, Charles; Bauer, Rudy, 2018, The Davis-Thompson Foundation , Number: Case #103
  • What is your Diagnosis, Cremer, Jeannette; Rademacher, Nathalie; Bennett, Roger; Bauer, Rudy, 2018, JAVMA , Volume: 252, Number: 11, Pages: 1345-1347
  • Neurologic amebiasis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in an Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus), Crossland, Nicholas; Ali, Ibne; Higbie, Christine; Jackson, Jonathan; Pirie, Gordon; Bauer, Rudy, 2016, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Volume: 28, Number: 1, Pages: 54-58
  • Cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma with dual CD3 and c-kit expression in a dog., Shiomitsu, Keijiro; Bauer, Rudy; Grasperge, Britton; Suter, S; Waite, K, 2012, Veterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 41, Number: 4, Pages: 594-8
  • Clenbuterol toxicosis in three Quarter Horse racehorses after administration of a compounded product, Thompson, Jessica; Mirza, Mustajab; Barker, Steven; Morgan, Timothy; Bauer, Rudy; McConnico, Rebecca, 2011, JAVMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION , Volume: 239, Number: 6, Pages: 842-849
  • Intermittent Claudication-like Syndrome Secondary to Atherosclerosis in a Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata), Bauer, Rudy; Beaufrere, Hugues; Holder, Kali; Schnellbacher, Rodney; Pariaut, Romain; Tully, Thomas; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery , Volume: 25, Number: 4
  • What is your diagnosis? Fine-needle aspirate of ulcerative skin lesions in a dog., Gaunt, Stephen; Gupta, A; Dedeaux, A; Bauer, Rudy; Stroup, S, 2011, Vet Clin Path , Volume: 40, Number: 3, Pages: 401-402
  • Idiopathic solitary cutaneous xanthoma in a dog., Gaunt, Stephen; Banajee, K; Orandle, M; Bauer, Rudy, 2011, Vet Clin Path , Volume: 40, Number: 1, Pages: 95-98
  • What is your Diagnosis? Cerebrospinal Fluid from a Dog, Royal, Angela; Gupta, Aradhana; Gumber, Sanjeev; Bauer, Rudy, 2011, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 40, Number: 1, Pages: 105-106
  • Malignant B-cell lymphoma with Mott cell differentiation in a ferr, Gaunt, Stephen; Gupta, A; Bauer, Rudy, 2010, J Vet Diagnost Lab Invest , Volume: 22, Pages: 469-473
Technical Report:
  • PTH-GUI-101.0 Bird Necropsy, Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Bauer, Rudy; Smith, Brandye, 2016
  • PTH-SOP-100.0 Histopathology Procedure, Bauer, Rudy, 2015
  • PTH-FRM-101.1 Pathology Worksheet, Bauer, Rudy, 2015
  • PTH-WI-201.1 Grossing Station Operation, Bauer, Rudy, 2015
  • REC-SOP-101.00 Handling Histopathology Submissions, Bauer, Rudy, 2015
  • PTH-SOP-101.03 Trimming Biopsy Samples, Bauer, Rudy, 2014
Scientific Abstract:
  • Long term management of ovarian neoplasias in 2 cockatiels, Tully, Thomas; Keller, Krista ; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Brandao, Joao; Bauer, Rudy, 2013
  • Intermittent claudication secondary to atherosclerosis in a yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata). , Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Holder, Kali; Bauer, Rudy; Schnellbacher, Rodney; Pariaut, Romain; Wakamatsu, Nobuko, 2011