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Community Practice is a service for the faculty, staff, and students of Louisiana State University. The Community Practice is just like any private practice but within the walls of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 


Community Practice provides our fourth-year students with a unique opportunity to train to become proficient primary care doctors. The training takes place under the guidance of a full time faculty veterinarian and veterinary technician. Community Practice teaches our students how to provide primary veterinary care, such as how to perfect a physical exam, effectively listen and communicate with clients, learn organizational and time management skills and perform technical skills. They will accomplish this while experiencing the caseload, capabilities and limitations of a general practice. Clients benefit from the opportunity to receive primary care with the expertise and quality of a referral speciality hospital. 


Services include

Annual check-ups

Preventative Health Care


Flea/tick/heartworm prevention


Diagnosis and management of common diseases

Health Certificates -both within the US and international 

Basic Dentistry

Basic Nutrition


No referral is required to schedule an appointment with Community Practice


LSU SVM Vaccination Protocols

We follow AAHA Canine (dog) vaccination guidelines and AAFP Feline (cat) vaccination guidelines