The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and its Board of Directors are celebrating Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM-LA, as Louisiana’s 2023 Veterinarian of the Year. Navarre, Extension Veterinarian of the Louisiana State University AgCenter, Louisiana Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator and Treasurer of the NAVC Board of Directors, was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association at its annual meeting mid-February. She has served as an NAVC Board member since 2009.
“I speak for all of the NAVC family – our Board of Directors and staff – in congratulating and celebrating Dr. Navarre for this well-deserved and extraordinary recognition,” said Gene O’Neill, NAVC CEO. “Dr. Navarre’s expertise as a livestock health specialist and her passion for the veterinary profession enables us to elevate and expand our support and work for veterinary professionals worldwide in every area of veterinary medicine.”
Navarre received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 1990. Following graduation, she worked in a private mixed animal practice in Sulphur Springs, TX before going to Texas A&M for a large animal internal medicine residency and master’s degree. Navarre joined the Food Animal Section at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital where she spent 11 years providing clinical service and teaching of food animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Navarre is currently Extension Veterinarian with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Louisiana Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator.
Navarre is Past President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and a Past President and current Treasurer of the North American Veterinary Community. She and her family raise SimAngus cattle and her extended family is involved with the beef and farming industries.