STUDent association for black veterinarians

Mission Statement

The purpose of SABV shall be to strengthen and empower the Black community and foster diversity and inclusion of all students. This shall be accomplished by hosting meetings and events for students to network with veterinarians in various areas of veterinary medicine, network with other professional students, participate in community outreach, collaborate with other student groups, and receive mentorship from faculty and staff. 

LSU's SABV logo

Events and Outreaches

Student performing heart ascultation at an outreach event

A student performing a heart ascultation during an outreach event at LSU VMED with 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge x Project Excel.

100 Black Men of Baton Rouge x Project Excel

Advisor and member at a pet food giveway event

Dr. Henry W. Green, III and Rachel Jackson passing out pet food at an outreach event that partnered with Pets for Life.

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 Student and Dean Garden at a scholarship event
Group photo of SABV members

SABV meeting group photo

SABV members and advisors at a general body meeting

Executive Board

Headshot of Ezra McCaw


Ezra McCaw

Class of 2026

Headshot of Diamond Hall

Vice President

Diamond Hall

Class 2026

Headshot of Bianca Ryans


Bianca Ryans

Class of 2026

Headshot of Alex Taylor


Alex Taylor

Class of 2026

Headshot of Halle Patrick

Social Media Chair

Halle Patrick

Class of 2026

Headshot of Breonna Freeman

Fundraising Chair

Breonna Freeman

Class of 2025

Headshot of Etasha Smith

Outreach Chair

Etasha Smith

Class of 2026


Headshot of Donnie Watkins

Donnie Watkins

Headshot of Dr. Lorrie Gaschen

Dr. Lorrie Gaschen

Headshot of Rouchelle Gage

Rouchelle A. Gage