School of Veterinary Medicine

We train the next generation of highly skilled, practice-ready veterinarians to serve their communities with excellence and integrity.

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

Everywhere in Louisiana, and worldwide, the well-being of animals is interwoven with the well-being of people. Our patients can’t ask for help. We have a responsibility to anticipate their needs and respond swiftly when an accident or disease threatens lasting harm. Every day, our commitment to education, research, and service translates into veterinary care that improves their quality of life. When you partner with us, you don’t just change lives—you save them.

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Fundraising Priorities

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DVM Scholarships

Less debt, made possible by endowed support, provides our graduates with the flexibility to choose veterinary career paths in areas that are in great need of veterinary services.

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Endowed Professorships

Despite a world-class faculty of over 100 professors, only six full professorships currently exist at SVM. Endowments will double existing professorships from six to 12.

Clinical Trial Support Fund

Gifts will provide crucial support for clinical testing, which brings to fruition the promise of research and provides concrete scientific results, allowing researchers and practitioners to gain insight and answers that fuel medical breakthroughs.

Interdisciplinary Programmatic Research Support

Gifts will extend an interdisciplinary research effort with LSU Health New Orleans, currently funded by the flagship campus and Pennington Biomedical, with potential for immediate, real-life application to client services in the hospital.

Address Health Disparities

Gifts will support a collaboration with Pennington, LSUHSC, Vet Med, and Kinesiology to address obesity, tobacco use, diabetes, and cancer in North Baton Rouge.

Hospital Equipment

Gifts will fund a new endoscopy suite, linear accelerator for our cancer unit, X-ray machine, and MRI.

Hospital Renovation

Gifts will expand and enhance the service areas for internal medicine, community practice, dermatology, integrative medicine, and more. Of primary focus is the renovation and expansion of our surgery areas and anesthesia services.

Naming of the Wildlife Hospital in Louisiana

Gifts will provide financial stability and improved operations for our wildlife team, with every dollar going directly to the animals through medicine, equipment, supplies, and housing during treatment and recovery.

Food Animal Hospital Renovation

Renovations to our food animal facilities will also foster a robust caseload, which is critical to ensuring early detection of diseases of importance to livestock and food safety.

Stephenson Pet Clinic Expansion

Gifts to the Stephenson Pet Clinic will fund an ongoing expansion, including an additional floor.

New Veterinary School

Eighty percent of Agriculture students want to be veterinarians, and a new Veterinary School will accommodate this demand.

Academic Tower

Gifts for a new academic tower will allow the School of Veterinary Medicine to expand learning and treatment spaces.

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