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The health and wellbeing of your animal is what motivates us to be a distinguished School of Veterinary Medicine. Our work is validated each day as we save a life or come closer to finding a cure for a disease that affects animals as well as humans.

 

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) believes in One World…One Health. Veterinarians not only care for your animals; they are also teachers, research scientists and military personnel. Veterinarians develop public policy, inspect and protect our food supply, safeguard us from communicable diseases, and conduct research on injuries, diseases, parasites and microbes that can affect both people and animals. Veterinary medicine touches us every day in many different ways. We would not achieve this important work without philanthropy.

 

Emergency care, surgery, cardiology, integrative medicine, diagnostic imaging, oncology, internal medicine, dermatology, and physical therapy are among the many services provided by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for your companion animals, farm animals, horses, exotic animals and Louisiana wildlife. Furthermore, the LSU SVM is the only school of veterinary medicine in the state of Louisiana and only one of 10 in the southeast that provide comprehensive medical services for all types of animals. This is why over 200 veterinarians refer more than 20,000 cases to our hospital annually; we teach, we heal, we discover.

 

We have many success stories to share at the LSU SVM including this one about Umi Anderson. Grace Anderson noticed that her 2-year-old cat, Umi, was behaving strangely and looked very sick; she began to have a seizure. Grace immediately took Umi to the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After quickly evaluating Umi, the veterinarian on call determined that she had probably been exposed to a toxin, perhaps an insecticide. Grace had to leave Umi overnight for care and observation. When she returned the next day, she was expecting to have to say good-bye to Umi. On the contrary, Umi was alert, feeling much better and is back home with the Andersons, happy and healthy. “Everyone at the hospital was wonderful,” said Grace, “I really appreciate how considerate everyone was and how clear the veterinarians were about our options.” These happy endings are made possible through the generosity of people like you. Not only can we better the lives of clients and patients, but we can also improve the educational experience for our students to prepare them to be practice-ready veterinarians.

 

By making a gift to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Annual Fund, you’ll make a real difference by helping to expand opportunities for today’s students, improve clinical equipment and facilities, support groundbreaking research, and help those animal owners in need. Please consider making a gift to the School of Veterinary Medicine today!

 

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