Our 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, groundbreaking research, and educational excellence.

The AVMA Council on Education (COE) is the national accrediting agency for veterinary medical education in the United States. The AVMA COE assures that minimum standards in veterinary medical education are met by all AVMA-accredited colleges or schools of veterinary medicine, and that students enrolled in those colleges or schools receive an education that will prepare them for entry-level positions in the profession. Historically, the LSU program has met all essential requirements for an acceptable college or school as established by the AVMA COE since the graduation of its inaugural class in 1977. Full accreditation was renewed for the School in 2013 for a period of up to seven years, with the next site visit anticipated in 2019.