Mike the Tiger depends on the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital for his medical care.



The LSU SVM's Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides emergency, referral, specialty and primary care for our patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have the most board-certified veterinary medical specialists under one roof in Louisiana. We are here to serve you and your pets at any time of the day or night.




 Information on making an appointment is available on the Appointments Page.




If you already have a veterinarian but your pet needs to see a specialist, your veterinarian can request a consultation or refer you to our hospital for specialized treatment or diagnosis.




We have specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, exotic medicine, oncology, internal medicine, dermatology, surgery, pathology, diagnostic imaging, and physical rehabilitation. 




We can provide primary care in the form of annual check-ups and vaccinations.




Sago palm is a common plant of the cycad family that is very popular with landscapers and homeowners in the Baton Rouge area. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that sago palm seeds, leaves, and roots are extremely toxic to pets. Clinicians at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine regularly see dogs suffering from sago palm toxicity. Soon after eating seeds, leaves or roots, dogs start to throw up. Clinical signs then go on to include lethargy, lack of appetite, diarrhea and jaundice.

Pet Owners: If an emergency or bad weather forces you and your pets from your home, Will you know what to do and what to bring?

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness.

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke. Dogs cannot tell us when they feel hot, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our pets have sufficient shelter from the sun, an adequate supply of water to drink, and a way to cool off as the heat rises.

As part of its annual conference in New Orleans in June, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine produced videos showcasing animals who survived illness and injury thanks to the expertise of board-certified internal medicine specialists. Two of those videos feature patients helped by veterinarians, staff and students at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.



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