Wildlife Hospital releases eagle July 16

Our Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana sees approximately 1,300 animals each year. We are able to provide comprehensive care for wildlife, resulting in a release rate of approximately 75 percent. Our goal with all of the animals we receive is to treat them and release them back their habitats. The services we provide are supported by private donations. Learn more about the wildlife hospital

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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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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.

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Food animal service renovation officially debuts

On July 10, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine formally revealed its spectacular new Food Animal Service area in the large animal hospital attached to the LSU Vet Med building during a ceremony celebrating this state-of-the-art facility.

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LSU Vet Med researchers present at preeminent virology conference

Esteemed researchers had the honor of presenting their work at the American Society for Virology 2024 conference. Held in June in Columbus, Ohio, this top international conference in virology showcased their research findings, underscoring LSU Vet Med's unwavering commitment to discovery and innovation in the field of virology.

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