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Eades Joins Large Animal Hospital as Department Head

Posted June 21, 2017

EadesJoining the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) in May as a professor and head of the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department (VLCS), Dr. Susan Eades has brought with her a passion for medicine, horses, and research, as well as more than three decades of experience in higher education veterinary medicine.

An Oklahoma native, Eades earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with a focus on internal medicine, from Louisiana State University in 1982 and her Ph.D. in veterinary physiology and pharmacology from the University of Georgia in 1988.

She received a clinical faculty position at the University of Georgia and began research on laminitis, a crippling disease categorized by inflammation in the horse hoof, an interest that has developed into worldwide research collaborations.

“We really have made a lot of advances,” Eades said. “It's just a difficult condition to treat because by the time signs of laminitis are evident, there is already so much damage to the tissues in the hoof that lameness is inevitable.”

After 10 years in Georgia, Eades returned to Louisiana and LSU with her three children, where she served as an associate professor, and eventually full professor, and learned the importance out veterinary outreach programs and mentorship.

Those lessons are among those she hopes to bring to the Texas A&M Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department.

“Some of my personal goals are to reach out to veterinarians for feedback and find where we can strategically expand our services to help them better serve their clients,” Eades said, adding that she also hopes to help the large animal faculty excel in their efforts in clinical service, teaching, and research.

In addition to her work at the CVM, Eades enjoys hiking, walking her dogs. kayaking, playing volleyball, following many different sport teams—including the LSU gymnastics team—and, of course, caring for horses or watching the Kentucky Derby.


Read more about Eades in the upcoming edition of CVM Today.

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