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.


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

Executive Associate Dean for Diversity, Student and Faculty Affairs   

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

Lorrie Gaschen

Dr. Joseph Taboada, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM  

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Accreditation and Professor of Veterinary Medicine   


Joseph Taboada


Jenifer Godfrey, JD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment   


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



Stephanie James


Karena Hanert

Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment



Photo to come


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



Prospective Students and Veterinary Technicians

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association 

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America


General Information 

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

American Veterinary Medical Association

Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association  

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Veterinary Medicine (USFDA)

International Veterinary Information System (IVIS)

Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association

UK Vet - The Journal for the Veterinary Surgeon in General Practice



A Guide to Cat Health

American Association of Feline Practitioners

Cornell Feline Health Center

Zoetis Animal Health—Cats



Zoetis Animal Health—Dogs



American Association of Equine Practitioners

Breeds of Horses

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

Zoetis Animal Health—Horses



American Association of Bovine Practitioners

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy information (FDA)

Breeds of Cattle

Zoetis Animal Health—Beef and Dairy Cattle



Breeds of Swine

Zoetis Animal Health—Swine


Sheep, goats, and other small ruminants

American Sheep Industry Association

Breeds of Goats

Breeds of Sheep

American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners


Birds, exotic animals, wildlife

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians

National Wildlife Health Center

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

Wildlife Disease Association


World Aquaculture Society


Specialty Areas

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

American Veterinary Dental College

Veterinary Cancer Society



Christian Veterinary Mission