Dr. Larry grew up in the rural community of Central located on the outskirts of Baton Rouge. He attended LSU on a Football Scholarship where he received two varsity letters. He completed his undergraduate degree from LSU and commissioned a 2nd Lt.in the USAF thru ROTC in January 1970. He became a USAF Fighter Pilot serving on active duty until August of 1977, in which he then entered the LSU School Veterinary Medicine.
He graduated from veterinary school in May of 1981 and opened McCaskill Veterinary Hospital, a mixed animal practice, in New Roads, LA, in August 1981. While in veterinary school he joined the USAF Reserves continuing his flying career on a part-time basis. In September of 1991, became a United Airlines Pilot, while still maintaining his veterinary practice. He retired from the USAFR in December 1994 and United Airlines in December 2007. Dr. Larry maintained dual careers as a practicing veterinarian and pilot for 29 years.
His interest in and study of Integrative/ Traditional Chinese Veterinary (TCVM) began at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reddick FL, in July of 2008. He became a CVA in March 2009. To continue his training in TCVM, he completed an International Course on Veterinary Acupuncture at the Nanjing Shihuang Institute of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing, China in May 2009.
Dr. Larry opened the Jefferson Animal Hospital Integrative/ TCVM Small Animal Referral Practice l in the summer of 2009.He is now also a CVCH and has completed his training in Food Therapy.
He loves to promote TCVM and mentor students learning veterinary acupuncture. He has given TCVM presentations locally and internationally. He is an Internationally Chi Institute Instructor, teaching acupuncture to international students at the College of Veterinary Medicine South China Agricultural University Guang-zhou, China.
Dr.Larry resides in Oscar, LA, on False River with his wife, Lu and their Yellow Lab Cakki. They have two children Matt and Megan and five grandchildren. They are active members of St Mary’s Catholic Church, New Roads, LA. His favorite hobbies are working out, dove and duck hunting with his dog Cakki.