Dina D. Duplantis, DVM, (Equine)
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Duplantis is a 1992 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before acceptance into the veterinary program, she attended the University of New Orleans (’86-’88) to pursue her undergraduate studies in the biological sciences.
Bitten by the horse bug at a young age, Dr. Duplantis became an accomplished rider in several disciplines. Involvement in such organizations as the 4-H and United States Pony Club only fueled an already burning desire to work with horses.
Upon completion of veterinary school in 1992, Dr. Duplantis accepted the position of Clinical Specialist in the Equine Intensive Care Unit at the LSU Large Animal Clinic. Duties of this position included monitoring critically ill horses, care of post-operative patients and neonatal foals, and aiding in the stabilization of emergency cases. In her spare time, she established a private ambulatory practice in the Baton Rouge area.
In 2005, Dr. Duplantis is certified in Technical Large Animal Rescue. She is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both Louisiana and Texas.
That same year, she returned to her hometown to aid in the animal rescue efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Working with other LSU team members, she was directly involved in the rescue of several horses, goats and a golden retriever from her old neighborhood in East New Orleans.
Due to the dramatic growth of her ambulatory practice, Dr. Duplantis decided to leave the University after fourteen years and enter private practice full-time. Her passion and commitment to horses is every bit as strong as her desire to help the people that own these magnificent creatures.
Happily married to Russ Meyer since 2001, the couple share their rural home with several horses, 4 large dogs, 1 spoiled French Bulldog and two cats.