Dr. Renee Carter
Clinical Service Chief - Ophthalmology
Associate Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Teaching Interests:
Clinical instruction of fourth year veterinary students

Research Interests:
Corneal wound healing Equine Recurrent Uveitis

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2021 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2020 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2019 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 Outstanding Service Award
  • 2012 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Gamma Sigma Delta, Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 Flagship Faculty Member
  • 2006 Bayer Resident of the year
 Education:
  • Residency and Fellowship in Comparative Ophthalmology University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Louisiana State University
  • DVM Louisiana State University
 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 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
  • 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
  • Simulated ophthalmoscopy: validity and cognitive task analysis, University of Calgary and LSU, $7,400.00
  • Investigation of the antibacterial and antifungal effects of botanically-solubilized Tea tree oil extract on common pathogens in infectious equine keratitis, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $6,000.00
  • Effect of topical 1% atropine sulfate ophthalmic solution on the GI motility and transit time in the horse, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00
  • Cytokine tear film profile determination in healthy dogs and those with inflammatory ocular surface disorders, SVM Corp fund, $9,902.00
  • Evaluation of the in vitro effect of TricideTM on corneal and endometrial cell cultures, Equine Health Studies Program, $4,558.00
  • Role of intraocular bacterial infections in horses with recurrent uveitis in Louisiana, Charles V. Cusimano Equine Research Grant, $6,000.00
  • Prevalence of intraocular bacterial infections in horses with Equine Recurrent Uveitis, Equine Health Studies Program, $6,000.00
 Publications:
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
  • Bilateral hyphema in a Golden Retriever, Darden, Joshua; Carter, Renee; Howard, Leigh; Scott, Erin, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cytokine profile determination in canine tears by multiplex analyzer in healthy dogs and those with inflammatory dermatitis and conjunctivitis, Martinez, Paoul; Pucheu-Haston, Cherie; Carter, Renee, 2018
  • Tonographic assessment of the aqueous humor outflow facility in the barred owl, Davis, Kysia ; Storey, Eric; Carter, Renee; Tully, Thomas, 2013
  • Comparative Evaluation of Aqueous Humor Viscosity, Davis, K; Carter, Renee; Storey, Eric; Tully, Thomas; Negulescu, I, 2012
  • Flurorophotometric determination of aqueous humor flow rate in the barred owl, Davis, K; Storey, Eric; Carter, Renee; Tully, Thomas, 2012
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Clinical signs of anterior uveitis image gallery, Lewin, Andrew; Carter, Renee, 2021, Clinician's Brief, Brief Media
  • Diagnostic Tree: Corneal Ulceration, Carter, Renee, 2019, Clinician's Brief
  • Selected Ophthalmic Parameters In Two Colonies of Captive Indian Flying Foxes (Pteropus Giganteus), DiGeronimo, Peter ; Pisano, Simone; Di Girolamo, Nicola; Spielvogel, Carl; Pirie, Gordon ; Carter, Renee, 2018, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine , Volume: 49, Number: 1, Pages: 129-133
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Ocular blastomycosis in a dog, de Cecco, Bianca; Carossino, Mariano; Camacho-Luna, Pilar; Alling, Christopher; Carter, Renee; Elliott, Jacqueline; Del Piero, Fabio; Langohr, Ingeborg, 2021, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Pathology , Volume: 14, Number: 2, Pages: 133-136
  • 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
  • Stability and ocular biodistribution of topically administered PLGA nanoparticles, Swetledge, Sean; Carter, Renee; Stout, Rhett; Astete, Carlos; Jung, Jangwook; Sabliov, Cristina, 2021, Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • 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
  • Successful use of a subpalpebral lavage system for management of bilateral uveitis and conjunctivitis in a Sulcata tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata), Cummings, Charles; Nevarez, Javier; Carter, Renee, 2021, Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery
  • 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
  • What is your diagnosis? Uveitis in a Parakeet, Cummings, Charles; Tully, Thomas; Stohr, Anke; Pence, Leslie; Nelson, Courtney; Withers, Sita; Carter, Renee, 2020, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
  • 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
  • Digestibility of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) fed to leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius), Boykin, Kimberly; Carter, Renee; Butler-Perez, Karina; Buck, Cameron; Peters, Jordan; Rockwell, Kelly; Mitchell, Mark, 2020, PLOS ONE , Volume: 15, Number: 5
  • 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
  • Digestibility of black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens) fed to leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularis) , Boykin, Kimberly; Carter, Renee; Butler-Perez, Karina; Buck, Cameron; Peters, Jordan; Rockwell, Kelly; Mitchell, Mark, 2020, PLOS ONE
  • Cytokine tear film profile determination in healthy dogs and those with inflammatory periocular and skin disorders, Martinez, Paoul; Pucheu-Haston, Cherie; Liu, Chin-Chi; Carter, Renee, 2020, Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology , Volume: 221, Pages: 110012
  • Intramuscular vaccination of mice with the human herpes simplex virus type-1(HSV-1) VC2 vaccine, but not its parental strain HSV-1(F) confers full protection against lethal ocular HSV-1 (McKrae) pathogenesis., Naidu, S; Nabi, R; Cheemarla, N; Stanfield, Brent; Rider, Paul; Jambunathan, N; Chouljenko, Vladimir; Carter, Renee; Del Piero, Fabio; Langohr, Ingeborg; Kousoulas, Konstantin, 2020, PloS one , Volume: 15, Number: 2, Pages: e0228252
  • Intramuscular Vaccination of Mice with the Human Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1(HSV-1) VC2 Vaccine Unlike its Parental Strain HSV-1(F) Confers Full Protection Against Lethal 2 Ocular Immunopathogenesis by the Human Clinical Strain HSV-1(McKrae), Naidu, Shan; Nabi, Rafiq; Cheemaria, Naagarjuna; Stanfield, Brent; Ryder, Paul; Jambunathan, Nithya; Chouljenko, Vladimir; Carter, Renee; Del Piero, Fabio; Langohr, Ingeborg, 2020, PLoS One , Volume: 15, Number: 2, Pages: e0228252
  • 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
  • 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
  • Heat-shock protein expression in canine corneal wound healing, Peterson, Cornelia; Carter, Renee; Bentley, Ellison ; Murphy, Christopher; Chandler, Heather, 2016, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 19, Number: 3, Pages: 262-266
  • Role of intraocular leptospira infections in the pathogenesis of equine recurrent uveitis in the southern united states, Polle, Florence ; Storey, Eric; Eades, Susan; Alt, David; Hornsby, Richard; Zuerner, Richard; Carter, Renee, 2014, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science , Volume: 34, Pages: 1300-1306
  • Canine keratomycosis in 11 dogs: a case series (2000-2011), Scott, Erin; Carter, Renee, 2014, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association , Volume: 50, Number: 2, Pages: 112-118
  • Canonical Nlrp3 inflammasome links systemic low-grade inflammation to functional decline in aging, Youm, Y; Grant, R; Albarado, D; Nguyen, K; Ravussin, A; Pistell, P; Newman, S; Carter, Renee; Laque, A; Munzberg, H; Rosen, C; Ingram, D; Salbaum, J; Dixit, V, 2013, Cellular Metabolism , Volume: 18, Number: 4, Pages: 519-532
  • A challenging case: Painful periocular swelling in a cat, Carter, Renee; Kubai, M; Rodrigues, J; Gupta, A; Royal, A, 2013, Veterinary Medicine , Pages: 179-187
  • What is your diagnosis? Fine-needle aspirate from a third eyelid mass in a Paint horse , Gupta, Ara; Bhaskaran, M; Storey, Eric; Carter, Renee; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaunt, Stephen, 2012, Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Diagnostic Challenge: Mediastinal mass in a rabbit presenting as intermittent bilateral exophthalmos, Carter, Renee; Nevarez, Javier; Gieger, Tracy; Gaschen, Lorrie, 2012, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine , Volume: 21, Number: 1, Pages: 99-102
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Eyelash Disorders (Trichiasis/Distichiasis/Ectopic Cilia) , Carter, Renee, 2021, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Lens Luxation, Carter, Renee, 2021, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Third eyelid protrusion, Carter, Renee, 2021, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Everted Cartilage of Third Eyelid- Canine, Carter, Renee, 2020, Publisher: VIN
  • Everted Cartilage of Third Eyelid- Feline, Carter, Renee, 2020, Publisher: VIN
  • Distichiasis- Canine, Carter, Renee, 2020, Publisher: VIN
  • Distichiasis- Feline, Carter, Renee, 2020, Publisher: VIN
  • Conjunctivitis, Chlamydial- Feline, Carter, Renee, 2020, Publisher: VIN
  • Diseases of the Eye: Ophthalmic History and Examination, Carter, Renee, 2019, Publisher: Elsevier
  • Diseases of the Eye: Signs of Ocular Disease, Carter, Renee, 2019, Publisher: Elsevier
  • Equine Ocular Examination, Carter, Renee, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Ophthalmic Diagnostic Procedures, Carter, Renee, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Ophthalmic Nerve Blocks, Carter, Renee, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Ophthalmic Therapeutic Procedures, Carter, Renee, 2017, Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • Diseases of the Eye: Ophthalmic History and Examination, Carter, Renee, 2015, Publisher: Elsevier, Pages: 1149-1153
  • Diseases of the Eye: Signs of Ocular Disease, Carter, Renee, 2015, Publisher: Elsevier, Pages: 1153-1156
  • Corneal Degenerations and Infiltrations, Carter, Renee, 2011, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 308
  • Keratitis, Nonulcerative, Carter, Renee, 2011, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Pages: 723-724