Dr. Larry Nafe graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Veterinary Medicine Summa Cum Laude in 1976. Upon graduation, Dr. Nafe completed an internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. In 1979 he joined the faculty at Louisiana State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department.
During his tenure, he directed a Neurology/Neurosurgery/Internal Medicine referral practice in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. In 1981, he was named head of Small Animal Medicine where he directed the academic curriculum of the fourth-year veterinary students. He was board certified in Neurology/Neurosurgery in 1982 and in Internal Medicine in 1983. In 1983, he and his wife established Hillcrest Animal Hospital where he started a specialty referral practice. He remained an adjunct professor, lecturer, and consultant to LSU’s Veterinary school until 1985. Dr. Nafe has published over 30 scientific articles and has held multiple positions in the College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He was awarded founding member status in the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society and awarded one of the initial neurosurgery training certificates by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Soiree platinum award winner 2012. Currently a co-investigator with Dr. Joan Coates at the University of Missouri for an NIH grant investigating novel therapy for canine degenerative myelopathy. When he is not in the clinic, you can find Dr. Larry fly fishing or playing golf.