Due to the historical flooding that has affected so many people and animals in our area, many of our alumni and friends, including those from other veterinary schools, have contacted the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine offering to help. The LSU SVM has a Disaster Preparedness and Response Fund that can be used for equipment, personnel, supplies, communications, patient care, and those additional costs associated with disaster preparedness and response. Also, following disasters we see a tremendous rise in the number of wildlife cases brought into our Veterinary Teaching Hospital; we treat these cases at no cost to the Good Samaritans who bring them to us.
If you would like to help support our disaster response efforts and animals affected by the flooding, please go to
Both of these accounts go to support patient care and animal shelter and rescue efforts.
We are currently working with the LSU Foundation and the LSU administration to see if we can set up a fund or funds to help faculty, staff and students affected by the flooding. As soon as more information is available, we will send it out.
In the meantime, we do have online forms set up at http://www.lsu.edu/vetmed/disaster_preparedness/flooding.php if you need assistance with housing, pet boarding, transportation, etc., or if you would like to offer your support to help those in need.
In times like these, we are reminded of what is truly important, and it is heartening to see how so many have come forward to support friends, neighbors and strangers.