NAVC Board Member Dr, Christine Navarre Named Louisiana Veterinarian of the Year

ORLANDO, FLMARCH 3, 2023 – The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and its Board of Directors are thrilled to recognize and celebrate Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM-LA, as Louisiana’s 2023 Veterinarian of the Year.  Dr. 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. 

Dr. Christine Navarre

Dr. Christine Navarre

“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.”

Link to LSU AgCenter press release

Dr. 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. Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

About the NAVC

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including: educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit

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