Vet Joins LSU Faculty
Adriano Vatta joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University in December 2020. Before joining the LSU faculty, he spent eight years at Zoetis where he focused on anti-parasitic drug research. For several years, Vatta taught veterinary parasitology to students at Ross University in St. Kitts, West Indies.
Vatta received his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He also earned a degree in rural resource management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. For both higher degrees, Adriano evaluated ways to manage gastrointestinal parasites in goats and sheep and improve small scale goat farming. He collaborated with US researchers in the US to validate the FAMACHA© system.