Welcome, LSU Vet Med Class of 2026!

The Class of 2026 participated in our Freshman Leadership Experience to help them get to know one another and take part in team-building exercises. These 131 students are ready to begin their veterinary careers!

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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, innovative research, and compassionate care.

Dean Oliver Garden and Dr. Heidi Banse

Updates from Dean Oliver Garden

Dean's Welcome

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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.

Tammy Dugas

Our New Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Dr. Tammy Dugas is the new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education.

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Protect Pets from Summer Heat

Tips for pet owners to protect animals from summer heat.

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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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