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 Enrollment Management


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 in Business Communication

Coordinator, Student Affairs


       *Safe Space Trained Ally

       *2017 LSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award Recipient

Stephanie Willis

Donnie Watkins

Coordinator, Student and Academic Affairs


 Donnie Watkins

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 Dariy 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