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LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Skip Bertman Dr, Baton Rouge, United States
Specialty School



The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine graduated its first class in 1977.  Since that time, we have graduated 2658 veterinarians.



Remember your pets and animals when preparing for hurricane season. Tips are available on our website.

Our Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana receives approximately 1,800 wildlife cases each year. The goal is to release them back into the wild, but sometimes they cannot be released because the animal would not be able to survive. In these rare cases where the animal is in good health but cannot hunt and thus sustain itself, the bird is kept with us as a resident raptor. Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana #funfactfriday

Sun’s out, tongue’s out! ☀️ 👅 Sutton loves spending time outside at the LSU Lakes. — Message us pictures your pups having fun this summer, and they could be featured in a post! #sunsouttonguesout

Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarships Just a note to let you know that the portal is up and running to accept applications for the Dr. Earl H. Rippie Veterinary Nurse Leadership Scholarships. The NAVC will award two domestic and one international scholarship. All detail and application can be found here:

I can come too, right? • • • As you’re planning summer vacations with your furry friend make sure they are used to traveling with you, in either the car or a plane. Your pet should be appropriately restrained for everyone’s safety. Cats should be in a crate and placed on the floor of the back seat of the car, and dogs should wear a seat belt and harness. #TipTuesday

Thinking about becoming a veterinarian? Here's some good advice.

Hope this makes your Monday as happy as this little girl and her bulldog! (📹: The Dodo)

Did you know that turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world? They beat out snakes, crocodiles and even alligators. Turtles can be dated back to the time of dinosaurs. That’s over 200 million years ago – woah! #funfactfriday

There's been a recent “uptick” (ha-ha) in vector-borne diseases across the U.S. You can help with mosquito abatement by removing standing water from around your home, and you should check for ticks after spending time outdoors. #LSUSVM researchers study vector-borne diseases to aid both people and animals.

#WednesdaysWhoWho is Olivia Lex, vet student in the class of 2020 at the #LSUSVM. Olivia is from Bossier City and completed her BS in Animal Science at Louisiana Tech University. As of right now, Olivia enjoys so many different aspects of veterinary medicine that she has decided to be a general veterinarian practitioner when she graduates. Olivia loves all animals and wants to “work with anything and everything that will walk through her clinic doors.” Her favorite thing about being a vet student is how close the community of veterinary medicine is, and that everyone knows everyone and treats you like family. Olivia will be working with the USDA and FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Services) this summer as a veterinary student trainee. A fun fact about Olivia is that she has never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich….. weird, huh? #weteach

Do you have kids interested in discovering more about veterinary medicine? If so Pets & Vets is a great summer camp for you! Click below to register.

Throughout the month of May, Dr. Renee Carter, associate professor of Ophthalmology at the #LSUSVM, is participating in the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event where previously signed up service animals can receive a free eye exam as a way of thanking them. Yesterday the #LSUSVM was visited by Tessa, a K-9 unit dog with the #LSUPD, and Khaleesi, a Great Dane and mobility service dog. #weprotect

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