Dr. Wendy Wolfson
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
(225) 578-9600

Biography:
Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine from 2007 until present. Previously employed as Medical Director of LASPCA Veterinary Clinic and Animal Shelter in New Orleans, LA.

Teaching Interests:
Shelter Medicine (improvement and support of community shelters) Infectious Diseases found in animal sheltering facilities Surgery and TNR programs Addressing animal cruelty and neglect in communities

Research Interests:
Parasitology Infectious Diseases Zoonotic Diseases

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2018 Nominated For VIC Innovations Award held by the NAVC
  • 2018 Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2017 Teacher Merit Awards
  • 2016 Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2016 Queen of Mardi Paws Ball
  • 2015 Dr. E. D. Besch Service Award LA Veterinary Medical Association
  • 2014 Deans Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2013 Dean's Merit Award for Teaching
  • 2013 Selected as a Phi Zeta member
  • 2012 Promotion to Assistant Professor of Shelter Medicine and Surgery
  • 2012 Dean's Merit Honor Roll for teaching
  • 2011 Letter of commendation from Dixon Correctional for service to the LA prison system
  • 2011 Named one of top 10 animal advocates in the Baton Rouge area
  • 2011 Commendation letter from United States Public Health Service
  • 2011 Dean's Merit Role named one of top 5 teachers
  • 2011 Selected to speak at 2011 Graduation Ceremony
  • 2011 Teacher Merit Honor Role
  • 2011 White Coat Ceremony
  • 2010 White Coat Ceremony
  • 2009 White Coat Ceremony
  • 2008 White Coat Ceremony
 Education:
  • DVM LSU Veterinary School
  • BS LSU
 Grants:
  • This is How We Role, NIH SEPA,
  • Treament of equine cruelty and neglect cases in animal shelters, May HTR Foundation, $3,000.00
  • Alanco product donation, Alanco, $1,500.00
  • Donation of vaccines and microchips , Merck, $1,000.00
  • Shelter Medicine Program instructorship position, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), $100,000.00
  • Donaton of medications, Elanco, $850.00
  • Donation of feline Bravecto, Merck, $500.00
  • Angola and Dixon Prison TNR for Feral Cats , Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission, $5,000.00
  • Trap, Neuter, & Release (TNR) Program for Louisiana Prison System, Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission, $5,000.00
  • Support for spay/neuter of shelter animals , Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission, $3,000.00
  • Support for Mobile Unit Driver, Purina, $100,000.00
  • Support of the Shelter Medicine Program Internship, Engelhart estate, $620,000.00
  • Support Shelter Medicine instructorship position, Humane Society of the United States, $300,000.00
  • Determination of dermatophyte species most commonly associated with clinical lesions in cats in shelters in southeast Louisiana, Departmental Research, $650.00
  • Iberville Animal Control, Iberville Parish government,
  • Donation of LH test kits, Zoetis, $325.00
  • Merck product donation, Merck, $1,500.00
  • Vaccine donation , Merck, $3,000.00
  • Tangipahoa Animal Control, Tangipahoa Parish government, $2,000.00
  • Medical services for West Baton Rouge Animal Control, Second Chance Animal Alliance, $3,000.00
  • Donation of vaccines, Merck, $750.00
  • Iberville Animal Control, Iberville Parish government, $8,500.00
  • St Martin Animal Control medical services, St Martin Parish government, $3,000.00
  • Tangipahoa Animal Control medical services, Tangipahoa Parish government, $3,000.00
  • Walker Animal Control, Town of Walker, LA, $5,000.00
  • Donation of Shampoo and lime sulfur dip, Dechra,
  • Effect of Acupuncture on Recovery from General Anesthesia in Cats after Spaying Surgery, LSU SVM Summer Scholar, $5,000.00
  • A Reproducible Protocol to Identify Progenitor Cells for Feline Diabetes Therapy, Merial Summer Scholars Program, $5,000.00
  • Donation flea prevention and heartworm prevention, Elanco, $2,500.00
  • Donation of vaccines, Merial, $425.00
  • Donation of Shampoo and skin care, Dechra,
  • Donation of feline leukemia test kits, Zoetis, $300.00
  • "Prevalence and molecular epidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in shelter dogs from Louisiana”, , Tulane School of Public Health/COBRA, $13,000.00
  • Medical services for West Baton Rouge Animal Control, May HTR, $2,000.00
  • Impact of heat treatment on regional prevalence of Dirofilaria Immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs , University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, $600.00
  • Donation of vaccines and flea prevention, Merial,
  • Medical support for equine flood victims in Louisiana, May HTR Foundation, $14,480.00
  • Donation of products for shelter animals, VetriScience,
  • Support to purchase equipment for animal response - Great Flood of 2016, ASPCA, $10,000.00
  • Donation of rabies vaccine, Merck,
  • TNR for World Spay Day, HSVMA, $1,000.00
  • Rabies vaccine , Merial, $400.00
  • Cara House, Ascension Parish Animal Control, $6,000.00
  • Iberville Animal Control, Iberville Parish government, $8,000.00
  • LaFourche Animal Control, La Fourche Parish government, $1,500.00
  • St Landry Animal Control, St Landry Parish government, $1,500.00
  • St Martin Animal Control, St Martin Parish government, $3,000.00
  • Tangipahoa Animal Control, Tangipahoa Parish government, $2,500.00
  • Walker Animal Control, Town of Walker, LA, $4,000.00
  • LaFourche Animal Control, Lafourche Parish government, $1,500.00
  • VMED 5463 Special Training Small Animal Spay Neuter, PetSmart, $248,620.00
  • Product donation, Merial, $10,000.00
  • Service Outreach for Parish Large Animal Welfare, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, $4,000.00
  • Donation of cat enrichment products, May HTR, $2,000.00
  • Medical support for equine cruelty and neglect cases in shelters, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), $5,000.00
  • A reproducible protocol to isolate a characterized population of adult feline adipose derived multipotent stromal cells, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Corp, $4,000.00
  • Rabies vaccine, Merial,
  • Medical support for equine cruelty and neglect cases in shelters, HSUS, $5,000.00
  • Support of mobile unit, AKC, $10,000.00
  • Dermatophyte treatment products for shelter pets, Ogena Solutions, $350.00
  • The heat treatment of canine and feline serum samples from Louisiana shelters animals to detect heartworm antigen" , Louisiana Hunting Retriever Club. , $1,500.00
  • Support for medical treatment of equine neglect cases in shelters, May HTR, $2,500.00
  • Ascension Parish Animal Control , Ascension Parish government, $5,750.00
  • Iberville Parish Animal Control, Iberville Parish government, $8,000.00
  • St. Landry Parish Animal Control, St. Landry Parish government,
  • St. Martin Animal Control, St. Martin Parish government, $3,000.00
  • Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control, Tangipahoa Parish Government, $3,000.00
  • Walker Animal Control, Town of Walker,LA , $4,000.00
  • Rabies Vaccine, Merial, $750.00
  • Flea preventatives, Novartis,
  • Shampoo, Ogena Solutions, $50.00
  • A Reproducible Protocol to Isolate a Characterized Population of Adult Feline Progenitor Cells - Continuation, Winn Feline Foundation, $23,325.00
  • Donation of Woods lamp for dermatophyte study, MWI, $150.00
  • Support of TNR program in Angola prison, May HTR Foundation, $2,500.00
  • Occult heartworm testing using heat treatment., University of Florida Veterinary School,
  • Disinfectant donation, Virox Healthcare, $400.00
  • Support of feline TNR programs in Louisiana Prisons, ASPCA, $5,000.00
  • Vaccine donation, Merial, $300.00
  • Shelter Medicine Fellowship, ASPCA, $10,000.00
  • Feline leukemia testing kits, Zoetis, $1,000.00
  • Donation of feline vaccines, Merial,
  • Donation of medications , BI, $900.00
  • Mobile unit driver , Nestle Purina, $8,400.00
  • Tangipahoa Animal Control, Tangipahoa Parish government, $3,000.00
  • Tangipahoa Animal Control, Tangipahoa Parish government,
  • Anesthesia drugs for mobile unit, Zoetis, $1,000.00
  • Donation of medications , BI, $450.00
  • Ascension Parish Animal Control , Ascension Parish government, $5,000.00
  • Iberville Parish Animal Control, Iberville Parish government, $7,500.00
  • Vaccine donation, Boehringer Ingelheim,
  • Support of Shelter Medicine Program, Noah's Wish, $5,000.00
  • Ascension Parish Animal Control , Ascension Parish government, $5,000.00
  • St Martin Animal Control, St Martin Parish government, $3,000.00
  • TNR for feral cats in the Louisiana prison system, ASPCA, $5,000.00
  • Advantix, LSU SVM pharmacy,
  • Support of Shelter Medicine Program fellowship and new truck, COYPU, $84,330.00
  • Vaccines, Merial,
  • Vaccine , BI, $300.00
  • Donation of Felv tests, Synbiotic, $400.00
  • Donation of Proheart, Zoetis,
  • Feline leukemia test kits, Synbiotics,
  • Rabies vaccine, Merial,
  • Rabies vaccine , Merial, $550.00
  • Flea and heartworm prevention products, Merial, $5,000.00
  • Heartworm and flea prevention products, Bayer,
  • Test kits (FeLV/FIV), Zoetis,
  • Rabies vaccine donation, Merial,
  • St landry parish animal control, St Landry parish, $600.00
  • Anesthetic drugs for spay/neuter surgery, Zoetis, $600.00
  • Rayne animal control, Rayne La,
  • Deworming products, Bayer, $500.00
  • Feline Leukemia test kits, Zoetis, $250.00
  • Town of Walker animal control, Walker, $3,000.00
  • Vaccines, Merial, $350.00
  • Feline Leukemia test kits, Zoetis, $250.00
  • Crowley animal control , Crowley ,La, $500.00
  • Donation of Anti Mullerian Hormone Assay test kits, Spaychek, $300.00
  • Parvo/Giardia test kits, MWI vet supply,
  • Flea and tick prevention products, Bayer, $7,000.00
  • Vaccines, Boehringer Ingelheim, $400.00
  • Cleaning products , Virox, $2,500.00
  • Ascension Animal Control, Ascension Parish,
  • St Martin animal control, St Martin parish,
  • Tangipahoa animal control, Tangipahoa parish,
  • Walker animal control, Town of Walker, $3,000.00
  • Rabies vaccine donated for prison cats, Merial, $300.00
  • Crowley animal control, Town of Crowley, $500.00
  • Vaccines, Merial, $300.00
  • Support of Shelter Medicine Program, HSUS, $200,000.00
  • Medications for use in shelter pets, Vetriscience, $200.00
  • Vaccines, Merial, $500.00
  • Deworming products, Bayer, $600.00
  • Flea preventatives, LSU SVM pharmacy, $2,000.00
  • Crowley health exams and shelter consultation, Town of Crowley, $500.00
  • Heartworm testing kits, HESKA, $1,750.00
  • Rabies vaccine, Merial, $550.00
  • Suture material and Adams shampoo, MWI Veterinary Supply co, $600.00
  • Iberville animal control, Iberville, $7,500.00
  • Spay/ neuter and medical assistance, Ascension Parish, $5,000.00
  • Parvo test kits, Idexx, $300.00
  • Anesthetics for use in surgery on the mobile unit, Pfizer, $550.00
  • Donation of Feline Leukemia, Feline Leukemia/FIV and Heartworm test kits, Idexx, $3,000.00
  • Flea and heartworm prevention products, Bayer, $900.00
  • Heartworm treatment products, Merial,
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the SunTech NIBP monitor, Suntech Medical Inc, $1,000.00
  • Vaccines, Merial, $550.00
  • Feline deworming products, Bayer, $500.00
  • Support for Maddie's Shelter Medicine conference attendence, ASPCA, $2,093.00
  • LH testing kits, Synbiotics, $200.00
  • The effects of propofol and ketamine-diazepam induction on the packed cell volume and hematocrit of cats, LSU VCS CORP Grant, $5,430.00
  • Disaster Management Training Program , American Veterinary Medical Foundation, $20,000.00
 Publications:
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • IMPACT OF HEAT TREATMENT ON REGIONAL PREVALENCE OF DIROFILARIA IMMITIS ANTIGEN DETECTION IN SHELTER DOGS , Digangi, Brian ; Dworkin, Kathy; Stull, Jason; O'Quin, Jeanette; Elser, Morgan; Marsh, Antoinette; Gershong, Lesli; Wolfson, Wendy; Duhon, Brandy, 2017, Parasites and Vectors 2017 , Volume: 10(suppl2)483, Number: 10.1186/s13071-017-2443-7, Pages: 123-235
  • Impact of heat treatment on Dirofilaria immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs., DiGangi, B; Dworkin, C; Stull, J; O'Quin, J; Elser, M; Marsh, A; Groshong, L; Wolfson, Wendy; Duhon, Brandy; Broaddus, K; Gingrich, E; Swiniarski, E; Berliner, E, 2017, Parasites & vectors , Volume: 10, Number: Suppl 2, Pages: 483
  • Measuring level of agreement between values obtained by directly measured blood pressure and ultrasonic Doppler flow detector in cats., da Cunha, Anderson; Saile, Katrin; Beaufrère, H; Wolfson, Wendy; Seaton, D; Acierno, Mark, 2014, Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) , Volume: 24, Number: 3, Pages: 272-8
  • Rickettsia Parkeri in Domestic Canines in South Louisiana, Wolfson, Wendy; Grasperge, Britton, 2012, Emerging Infectious Diseases of the CDC , Volume: 18, Number: 6, Pages: 6
  • Rickettsia parkeri infection in domestic dogs, Southern Louisiana, USA, 2011., Grasperge, Britton; Wolfson, Wendy; Macaluso, Kevin, 2012, Emerging infectious diseases , Volume: 18, Number: 6, Pages: 995-7
  • Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in dogs in North America., Beall, M; Alleman, A; Breitschwerdt, E; Cohn, L; Couto, C; Dryden, M; Guptill, L; Iazbik, C; Kania, S; Lathan, P; Little, S; Roy, Alma; Sayler, K; Stillman, B; Welles, E; Wolfson, Wendy; Yabsley, M, 2012, Parasites & vectors , Volume: 5, Pages: 29
Editorial:
  • Why We Need to Take Animal Cruelty Much More Seriously, Wolfson, Wendy; Levy, Ken, 2017
Other:
  • Fleas: Money Maker, Disease Carrier and an Aggravation, Wolfson, Wendy, 2016
  • Drugs of Abuse, Duhon, Brandy; Wolfson, Wendy, 2016
  • LSU-SVM Shelter Medicine Program., Wolfson, Wendy; Unti, B; Taboada, Joseph, 2015
  • LSU-SVM Shelter Medicine Program., Wolfson, Wendy; Unti, B; Taboada, Joseph, 2015
Magazine/Trade Publication:
  • Case Report from the LSU Teaching School, Wolfson, Wendy; wolfson, wendy, 2015
Journal Article, Professional Journal:
  • Measuring level of agreement between directly measured blood pressure and values obtained by the ultrasonic Doppler flow detector in cats, da Cunha, Anderson; Saile, Katrin; Wolfson, Wendy; Seaton, Diana; Acierno, Mark, 2014, Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care , Volume: 24, Number: 3, Pages: 272-278
  • Rickettsia parkeri infection in domestic dogs, Southern Louisiana, USA, 2011, Macaluso, Kevin; Grasperge, Britton; Wolfson, Wendy, 2012, Emerging Infectious Diseases , Volume: 18, Number: 6, Pages: 995-997