Dr. Katherine Beier
Dr. Beier's formative years were in St. Bernard Parish in a family with three younger brothers ; she was educated in public school, St. Bernard High School, grades 1 - 12. As a child she loved sewing, baking, dogs and cats and working with her 4-H project animals, dairy heifers. Her first exposure to the LSU campus was the livestock shows. The experience was so profound, she knew there was no other university for her. Dr. Beier always worked hard at her academic studies, won essay, public speaking and science fair competitions. She was the top graduate in high school, magna cum laude at LSU , and honor graduate Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine . Dr. Beier has had two successful careers founded on her love of science and animals. First she was a science high school teacher and then became a veterinarian in small animal practice. During her teaching career, she was recognized by the National Science Foundation and she was voted favorite teacher by her students. Dr. Katherine Beier graduated from the second class of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 1978 and opened Shenandoah South Veterinary Hospital on July 5, 1978.