Congratulations, graduates!

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine conferred 3 Ph.D. and one MS degrees on May 24, 2024. We wish our graduates all the best as they continue to make the world a better place for animals and people.

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As one of only 33 veterinary schools in the U.S., the mission of LSU Vet Med is to improve and protect the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care.

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Apply to LSU Vet Med

Interested in applying to LSU Vet Med to pursue your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, Master's (MS) degree or Doctoral (PhD) degree, Advanced Training (internships or residencies), Externship, or Career (Job Opportunities)?

Please note that MS and PhD candidates do not need to have a research interest in veterinary medicine and research does not need to benefit animals. LSU Vet Med is a biomedical research institution as well as a veterinary school. Our researchers' investigations cover a wide range of disciplines, including cancer biology, disease processes, cardiovascular disease, infectious and parasitic diseases, neurosciences, toxicology, bacteriology, and more.

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital

We care for an array of species and see approximately 20,000 cases each year. We offer specialty services as well as primary care. Our comprehensive care allows us to treat a variety of illness and injuries. We are open 24/7, 365 to provide care for your animal.

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LSU Vet Med confers MS and Ph.D. degrees

LSU Vet Med conferred three Ph.D. and one MS degree on May 24, 2024.

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What to do if your pet is bitten by a snake

As the temperatures rise, so does the activity of our slithery neighbors. Between April and October, venomous snakes are notably more active, increasing the risk of snake bites, especially for our curious pets.

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Bettering lives through education, public service, and discovery


Improving and protecting the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care


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