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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, transformational research, and compassionate care.

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Apply to LSU Vet Med

Interested in applying to LSU Vet Med to pursue your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, Master's (MS) degree or Doctoral (PhD) degree, Advanced Training (internships or residencies), Externship, or Career (Job Opportunities)?

Please note that MS and PhD candidates do not need to have a research interest in veterinary medicine and research does not need to benefit animals. LSU Vet Med is a biomedical research institution as well as a veterinary school. Our researchers' investigations cover a wide range of disciplines, including cancer biology, disease processes, cardiovascular disease, infectious and parasitic diseases, neurosciences, toxicology, bacteriology, and more.

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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.

Great Rover Road Run

LSU Vet Med hosts Hill's Great Rover Road Run on April 21

On April 21, 2024, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Wellness Committee and Hill's Pet Nutrition will host the Hill's Great Rover Road Run (#HillsGRRR2024), an annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk.

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Brandon Kilbourne

LSU Vet Med third artist-in-residence, a poet and biologist, in residence April 1-30

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine announces its third artist-in-residence, Dr. Brandon Kilbourne, a poet and evolutionary biologist who serves as a research biologist and administrator at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Kilbourne is in residence from April 1-30, 2024, and is offering free poetry workshops every Friday at noon in April at LSU Vet Med.

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Improving and protecting the lives of animals and people through superior education, transformational research, and compassionate care


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