Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Welcome to the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to serve animals. We have the most board-certified specialists under one roof in Louisiana and offer a variety of specialty services, as well as primary care for animals. We have specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, zoological medicine, oncology, internal medicine, dermatology, surgery, pathology, diagnostic imaging, and integrative medicine and physical rehabilitation.

LSU Sporting Events

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital remains open during LSU sporting events. If you need to bring your pet to the hospital on a home football game day, we advise you to take River Road to Skip Bertman Drive. We reserve spots in our parking lot for our clients and tow anyone parking there who is not bringing an animal to the hospital. If there is a police officer at the corner of River Road and Skip Bertman Drive, tell them that you're taking an animal to the hospital, and they will let you through. Call 225-578-9600 if you are not allowed access.

Atypical canine infectious respiratory disease

LSU Vet Med wants to keep pet owners informed about Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (aCIRDC), which has been seen in 14 states but has yet to reach Louisiana. With a focus on prevalence, clinical signs, pathogenesis, screening, treatment, and prevention, LSU Vet Med aims to educate the public on this concerning issue.

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Pets and Small Exotics: 225-578-9600

Horses and Farm Animals: 225-578-9500

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides emergency and critical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Even if LSU is officially closed for holidays or disasters like hurricanes, our hospital remains open to provide emergency care for animals. We recommend that you call ahead if possible, especially on LSU home football game days and following a disaster such as a hurricane.

Hours of Operation

The LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Scheduled appointments are seen during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, and emergency cases are seen on a 24-hour basis.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital's administrative business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The building housing the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the corner of River Road and Skip Bertman Drive (formerly South Stadium Drive). We are right next to the levee of the Mississippi River, west of the LSU football stadium. If you have questions or problems finding us, please do not hesitate to call the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (225-578-9600 for pets and exotics or 225-578-9500 for horses and farm animals, or call (225) 578-9900 for the dean's office.


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Cats, dogs, birds and small exotic pets


Horses and farm animals



Cherie Pucheu-Haston

Cherie Pucheu-Haston

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs

Professor of Veterinary Dermatology


Katelyn Downey

Katelyn Downey

Operations Manager


LeeAnn Eddleman

LeeAnn Eddleman

Director of Nursing


Amber LaPointe

Amber LaPointe

Assistant Director of Hospital Operations


Courtney Manske

Courtney Manske

Operations Manager