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Hilari   French DVM, PhD, DACT

Associate Professor of Theriogenology

Dr. Hilari French is a third generation veterinarian, following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps into the profession. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University and received her DVM in 2009 and PhD in 2011. She then moved to the University of Illinois and completed a large animal theriogenology residency as well as a second residency program for the Food Animal Practice of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She joined the American College of Theriogenologist in August 2014.


BS Animal Bioscience, Louisiana Tech University

DVM Louisiana State University

PHD Louisiana State University

(Theriogenology Residency; ABVP Food Animal Medicine Residency) University of Illinois


Infectious disease animal models
Uterine health and immune responses

Publication Highlights

H. French, F. Ireland, C. Shipley, V. Jarrell, A. Fuselier, D. Williams, and D. Shike. “Effects of Pyrethroid Insecticides on Cattle Fertility”. Clinical Theriogenology. March 2014

H. French, S. Dumas, B. Aldridge, J. Matheson, and D. French. Diagnosis and management of a mediastinal abscess in a Holstein heifer. Vet Rec Case Rep Published online: [April 2014] doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000058

H. French, C. Boudreaux, S. Hagius, A. Bridges, and P. Elzer. “Experimental inoculation of Spiroplasma mirum in neonatal goats: Creating a TSE-like disease model.” Jacobs Journal of Veterinary Medicine. May 2015

Current Projects

French, H., Chapwanya, A., Little, B., Williamson, J., Dascanio, J. Evaluation of skills acquired during transrectal palpation training and effects on transabdominal palpation of small animal model. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

J. A. Williamson, K. Hecker, K. Yvorchuk, E. Artemiou, H. French, C. Fuentealba. Development and validation of a feline abdominal palpation model and scoring rubric. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dascanio, J, H French, A Porco, E Hall, A Hegler, A Beierschmitt, D Eckery, J McCall, I Simmonds. Efficacy of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) vaccine (Gonacon) on reproductive function in female vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Roberson, J., French, H., Robinson, J. Evaluation and validation of trans-abdominal rumen fluid sampling technique. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

French, H., Dascanio, J., Scallan, B., Lanning, S., Ebner, L., O, O. Acupuncture effects on uterine contractility: a possible solution to delayed uterine clearance. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Rink, E., French, H., Watson, E., Donadeu, X., Derivation and clinical application of equine endometrial stem cells. Ross Unviersity School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Edinburgh.


Diplomate, American College of Theriogenology