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.
In direct response to a recent increase in the number of positive West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases in Louisiana horses, the LSU SVM and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Veterinary Health Division, would like to remind everyone that according to state regulations, all veterinarians practicing veterinary medicine in this state shall report any equine encephalomyelitis condition to the State Veterinarian within 24 hours after making a diagnosis or tentative diagnosis of any such disease.
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.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Sandy Merchant for her appointment to Director of Small Animal Primary Care at LSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital!
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has received a $60,000 grant from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) to support of the LSU SVM’s programs in integrative medicine. This grant is earmarked to support a full-time acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioner.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce the opening of the state-of-the-art John Franks Equine and Large Animal Isolation Unit at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The availability of this new facility sets a new standard in patient housing and medical care in Louisiana and the surrounding region for large animals with a suspected infectious disease.
We play with them. We cuddle with them. We even allow them to sleep in our beds with us. The closeness that exists between us and our pets is a true testament to the human-animal bond. However, having such regular contact with our pets also requires knowledge about potential illnesses that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Of these illnesses, known as zoonotic diseases, ringworm is one of the most common. As a pet owner, what do you need to know about this skin infection? In this podcast, Dr. Sandy Merchant, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and professor of veterinary dermatology at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses ringworm.