Mike VI, LSU's live tiger mascot, 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.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has received a $100,000 grant from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) to support LSU’s veterinary programs in integrative medicine; this grant has been earmarked to support a full-time acupuncture service.
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant of $10,000 from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to benefit the LSU SVM’s Shelter Medicine Program, which provides veterinary medical services for 30 animal shelters and shelter medicine programs at three prisons in south Louisiana. The LSU SVM Shelter Medicine Program services animal shelters and feral cat populations on prison grounds in Louisiana using one faculty veterinarian, a shelter medicine fellow and fourth-year veterinary students; this $10,000 grant provides part of the salary for the shelter medicine fellow for 2014-15.
On Wednesday, May 8, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Hospital will released two eagles (one adult and one juvenile) near Grammercy, La. Both eagles were brought to the LSU SVM by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries. The adult eagle had organophosphate toxicity, and the juvenile had been blown out of its nest. They had been at the LSU SVM for approximately one month, but both are now healthy and flying well. The LSU SVM treats between eight and 15 bald eagles each year.
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.