Almost 40 years ago, the school admitted its first students to the professional curriculum during the 1973–74 academic year. The original entering class consisted of 36 students.
The school, & teaching hospital, has an excellent faculty supported by the most modern equipment available. The Veterinary Medicine Building, located on the west side of the campus near the Mississippi River. It houses academic departments plus the Veterinary Medicine Library, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics, and the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The facilities at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics are used as laboratories where students are introduced to clinical cases and animal disease problems, as well as to methods and techniques used in their solution. The clinical case load at the hospital, in-field services, and herd health programs offer ample opportunities for the education of the complete veterinarian.
Mission: The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is a dynamic community dedicated to saving lives, finding cures, and changing lives through outstanding clinical and community service, educational excellence, and groundbreaking research.