V. Hugh "Chip" Price Jr.
DVM, 1980, Louisiana School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
LSU Health Sciences Center
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130
Dr. Price is Director, Animal Resources, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), Shreveport, Louisiana.
He received his DVM Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. The first year out of school was spent at what was then called the Gulf South Research Institute (now University of Louisiana, Lafayette New Iberia Primate Research Center), New Iberia, La. The next 3 years were spent in residency training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He was hired into his present position in 1984.
In addition to his responsibilities at the LSUHSC, Shreveport, Dr. Price is the Veterinary Medical Consultant at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA and a relief veterinarian at Chimp Haven, the National Institutes of Health chimpanzee sanctuary located in Shreveport.
Dr. Price is retired from the Veterinary Corps, U.S. Army Reserve. He retired in June, 2007 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with 30+ years of combined active (U.S. Navy) and reserve (U.S. Army) duty. . He was assigned as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) to the U. S. Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD for 23 years.
He served on the board of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) from 1995 through 2001, and served as president of the LVMA in 1999. He served in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) House of Delegates representing the LVMA from 2001-2009, and was on the House Advisory Committee for the House of Delegates representing teaching and research from 2006-2009. Finally, he served on the Executive Board of the AVMA from 2009-2015, and completed his term as Chairman of the Board, 2014-2015.
Dr. Price served on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) from 1997-2006 and was President of that association in 2005.
In his present employment capacity, Dr. Price directs the Animal Resource Facility at the LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport. He also lectures in physiology, mass casualty situations and bio-warfare agents, and the ethical use of animals to medical students, graduate students, and students in the School of Allied Health Professions.
His research interests focus on inflammatory bowel disease and the breeding of mutant mice.