Stephenson Pet Clinic Groundbreaking takes place Friday, October 25 at 3 p.m.

Media Advisory: October 22, 2019


BATON ROUGE—Please join us on the front lawn of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, October 25 at 3 p.m. for the ceremonial groundbreaking for our new pet wellness clinic, the Stephenson Pet Clinic. This 40,000-square foot facility will become the new home of our companion animal wellness efforts and many of our clinical services, including community practice (primary care), dermatology, integrative medicine, and ophthalmology.

The actual groundbreaking will be done by doggy volunteers.

This facility is being constructed thanks to a combination of state funds and $4 million in private funds, with the primary donors being Emmet and Toni Stephenson. Construction on the current Veterinary Medicine Building was completed in 1978. The LSU SVM has greatly increased the number of people, labs, and services since then, and this new clinic allows us to grow and improve services to our patients.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 30 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. The LSU SVM is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals through education, research and service. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.

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Ginger Guttner, APR 

Communications Manager 

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

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