Dr. Stephen Gaunt
Professor
Pathobiological Sciences (PBS)

Teaching Interests:
Clinical pathology, hematology, cytology

Research Interests:
Canine anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2017 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Years 2 and 4
  • 2016 Outstanding Teacher -- Class of 2016
  • 2016 Zoetis Distinguised Veterinary Teaching Award
  • 2016 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll, Years 2 and 4
  • 2015 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll-- Years 2 and 4
  • 2014 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll-- Year 2
  • 2012 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll-- Year 2
  • 2011 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll -- Year 2
 Grants:
  • Avian stress response: Investigating the connection between handling, corticosterone, and clinical pathological parameters in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), LSU, $4,000.00
  • Prognostic Value of Baseline Absolute Lymphocyte Count and Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio in Dogs with Newly Diagnosed High Grade Lymphoma, Department Research, $0.00
  • Isolation of Ehrlichia canis from experimentally infected dogs and propagation on DBM cell cultures, Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health, $22,000.00
 Publications:
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
  • Effect of routine handling and transportation on blood leukocyte concentrations and plasma corticosterone in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), McRee, Anna; Tully, Thomas; Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues; Ammersbach, Melanie; Gaunt, Stephen; Fuller, R; Romero, Michael, 2018, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine , Volume: 49, Number: 2, Pages: 396-403
  • Entomophthoromycosis and mucormycosis as causes of pneumonia in Vietnamese potbellied pigs., Evans, Dawn; Kawabata, A; Wilson, Leslie; Kim, K; Dehghanpir, Shannon; Gaunt, Stephen; Welborn, Matthew; Grasperge, Britton; Gill, Marjorie, 2018, Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc , Volume: 30, Number: 1, Pages: 161-164
  • The Effect of Urea on the Refractometric Total Protein Measurement in Blood of Dogs and Cats with Azotemia, Gaunt, Stephen; Legendre, Kelsey; Leissinger, Mary; Le Donne, Viviana; Grasperge, Britton; Kearney, Michael, 2017, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 46, Pages: 138-142
  • Lingual mast cell tumor in a cat, Sommer, Breann; Flesner, Brian; Gaunt, Stephen; Evans, Dawn; Dehghanpir, Shannon, 2016, Veterinary Record Case Reports , Volume: 4, Number: 2
  • Nannizziopsis guarroi infection in two inland bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps): clinical, cytologic, histologic and ultrastructural aspects, Le Donne, Viviana; Crossland, Nicholas; Brando, Jao; Nevarez, Javier; Langohr, Ingeborg; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 45, Number: 2, Pages: 368-375
  • What's Your Diagnosis? Subcutaneous nodules on the muzzle of a rabbit., Dehghanpir, Shannon; Canady, L; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016, Veterinary clinical pathology , Volume: 45, Number: 2, Pages: 383-4
  • Pathology in Practice: Henneguyosis in a channel catfish, Gaunt, Stephen; Banajee, Khush; Gaunt, Patricia; Khoo, Lester , 2015, Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 246, Pages: 1193-1195
  • Pathology in Practice: Mediastinal thyroid follicular carcinoma and adrenal carcinoma, Gaunt, Stephen; Del Piero, Fabio; Leissinger, Mary; Kawabata, Atsushi; Dedeaux, Andrea, 2015, J American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 246, Pages: 303-305
  • What is Your Diagnosis? Blood smear from a cat , Gaunt, Stephen; Leissinger, Mary; Walton, Stuart; Fletcher, Jon, 2014, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 43, Pages: 465-466
  • Atypical fibrosarcoma in the skin of a Roborovski hamster (Phodopus roborovskii), Tully, Thomas; Johnson, James; Blair, Robert; Brandao, Joao; Gaunt, Stephen, 2014, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 43, Number: 2, Pages: 281-284
  • What is your diagnosis? Abdominal fluid in a dog, Rademacher, Nathalie; Gupta, Aradhana; Garber, Jocelyn ; Fowlkes, Natalie; Shiomitsu, Keijiro; Evans, Dawn; Gaunt, Stephen, 2013, Vet Clinical Pathology , Volume: 42, Number: 1, Pages: 113-114
  • Flames, rings, veils, and eggs..the many faces of cytoplasm, Gaunt, Stephen; Gupta, Ara, 2012, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 41, Number: 2, Pages: 174
  • What is your diagnosis? Fine-needle aspirate from a third eyelid mass in a Paint horse , Gupta, Ara; Gaunt, Stephen; Storey, Eric; Carter, Renee; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Bhaskaran, M, 2012, Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • 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
  • Evaluation of peptide- and recombinant protein-based assays for detection of anti-Ehrlichia ewingii antibodies in experimentally and naturally infected dogs, Gaunt, Stephen; O'Connor, T; Saucier, J; Daniluk, ED; Stillman, B; Krah, R; Rikihisa, Y; Yabsley, M; Adams, D; Paulo, P; Diniz, P; Breitschwerdt, E; Chandrashekar, R, 2010, Am J Vet Res , Volume: 71, Pages: 1195-1200
  • Experimental infection and co-infection of dogs with Anaplasma platys and Ehrlichia canis: hematologic, serologic and molecular findings, Gaunt, Stephen; Beall, M; Stillman, B; Lorentzen , L; Diniz, P; Chandrashekar, R; Breitschwerdt, E, 2010, Parasites Vectors , Volume: 8, Pages: 33-43
  • 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
  • Performance of a commercially available in-clinic ELISA for the detection of antibodies against Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrelia burgdorferi and Dirofilaria immitis antigen in dogs, Gaunt, Stephen; Chandrashekar, R; Mainville, M; O'Connor, T; Eberts, M; Alleman, A; Breitschwerdt, E, 2010, Am J Vet Res , Volume: 71, Pages: 1443-1450
Scientific Abstract:
  • Effect of routine handling and transportation on hematologic values and plasma corticosterone in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots , Gaunt, Stephen; McRee, Anna; Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Nevarez, Javier; Ammersbach, Melanie ; Fuller, Rory; Romero, Michael, 2017
  • Effect of routine handling and transportation on hematologic values and plasma corticosterone in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), Gaunt, Stephen; McRee, Anna; Tully, Thomas; Beaufrere, Hugues; Nevarez, Javier; Ammersbach, Melanie ; Fuller, Rory; Romero, Michael, 2017
  • Oomycotic dermatitis in a dog, Dehghanpir, Shannon; Sakaguchi, Kanako; Pucheu-Haston, Cherie; Grooters, Amy; Langohr, Ingeborg; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016
  • Effect of routine handling and transportation on hematologic values and plasma corticosterone in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis), McRee, Anna; Tully, Thomas; Nevarez, Javier; Beaufrere, Hugues; Ammersbach, Melanie; Gaunt, Stephen; Fuller, R; Romero, Michael, 2016
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • What's your diagnosis: Subcutaneous nodules on muzzle of rabbit , Deghangpir, Shannon; Canaday, Lauren ; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; Gaunt, Stephen, 2016, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 45, Pages: 383-384
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum lipoid pneumonia in a dog, Grooters, Amy; Leissinger, Mary; Garber, Jocelyn; Fowlkes, Natalie; Royal, Angela; Gaunt, Stephen, 2015, Vet Pathol , Volume: 52, Number: 2, Pages: 365-369
  • Pulmonary histiocytic sarcoma in a rabbit, Gaunt, Stephen; Leissinger, Mary ; Brandao, Jao; Wakamatsu, Nobuko; LeRoux, A; Rich, G, 2013, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 42, Pages: 364-367
  • Cloud watching in clinical pathology, Gaunt, Stephen; Gupta, Ara; Mack, Essie; Royal, Angela, 2011, Vet Clin Path , Volume: 40, Number: 4, Pages: 407-408
  • Guessing game: 1x cytologic 'diagnoses', Royal, Angela; Gupta, Aradhana; Banajee, Kaikhushroo; Gaunt, Stephen, 2011, Veterinary Clinical Pathology , Volume: 40, Number: 1, Pages: 1