Our Vision, Mission, and Values

A warm welcome to LSU Vet Med!

We have created this fresh space where you can come to explore the people, animals, stories, and discoveries at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. We are delighted you are here and invite you to become a part of the forward momentum that is building every day at LSU Vet Med.

Numerous improvements to this website make it easier for you to access useful information, make connections, and find inspiration, whether you are a prospective student, client, job seeker, colleague, or someone who simply wants to learn more about our exceptional veterinary school.

Here at LSU Vet Med, we have launched a comprehensive and sustained initiative to grow in excellence, reputation, and service to the veterinary medical profession and biomedical sciences through the lens of One Health and comparative medicine. We call the plan I2C: Innovate, Invest, Communicate. You will see evidence of our progress throughout this website and on our many communication channels.

I invite you to peruse these web pages, presenting our academic departments, veterinary hospital, diagnostic laboratory, research divisions, and the numerous graduate and postgraduate learning opportunities, to get a sense of all we offer.

Ultimately, we teach, we heal, we discover, and we protect. We are unwavering in our pursuit of excellence for the benefit of all our stakeholders in the state of Louisiana, the southeastern region, the country, and the world. We invite you to be a part of our success in any way you find meaningful.

With my warm wishes and gratitude,


Professor of Comparative Medicine

Dean, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His



Oliver Garden

Dean Oliver Garden


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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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