Office of Veterinary Education and Student Affairs


Our office handles admissions for the DVM program and sets the DVM curriculum. We also serve as academic advisors for our students and provide counseling. Our offices are located on the first floor of the Veterinary Medicine Building in Suite 1213.


Student Affairs Contact Information

Phone: 225-578-9537

Fax: 225-578-9546


Address: LSU School of Veterinary Medicine,

Office of Veterinary Education and Student Affairs, Rm 1213

Skip Bertman Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Faculty and Staff

Lorrie Gaschen, DVM,, PhD, Dr.habil., DECVDI

Executive Associate Dean for Diversity, Student and Faculty Affairs   

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

Lorrie Gaschen

Joseph Taboada, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM  

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Accreditation

Professor of Veterinary Medicine   


Joseph Taboada


Jenifer Godfrey, JD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Instructor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences


For admissions information:


Jenifer Godfrey

Stephanie Johnson, MSW, LCSW

Counselor and Assistant Professor


*Lighthouse Advocate

*Safe Space Trained Ally

Stephanie Johnson 

Annie Daniel, PhD in Vocational Education

Director of Veterinary Instructional Design, Outcomes Assessment and Graduate Certificate for Teaching in Healthcare Professions

Associate Professor of Veterinary Medical Education

Affiliate Faculty, African and African American Studies


Annie Daniel

Stephanie Willis, BA, Business Communication



*Safe Space Trained Ally

*2017 LSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award Winner  


Stephanie Willis

Donnie Watkins, BA, Communication Studies

Coordinator of Diversity, Student & Faculty Affairs


*Lighthouse Advocate

*Safe Space Trained Ally and Facilitator

*NCBI Facilitator

Donnie Watkins

Brandon Ash, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies

Coordinator of Student Affairs  


Brandon Ash


Stephanie James, MBA

Coordinator of Student Affairs


*Safe Space Trained Ally


Stephanie James


Karena Hanert, BA, Communication Studies

Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment


*Safe Space Trained Ally


 Karena Hanert