How do I make an appointment?
The LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital's administrative business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Emergency cases are seen on a 24-hour basis.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments can be scheduled by referral or directly by calling 225-578-9600 for the Small Animal Clinic (pets and small exotic animals) or 225-578-9500 for the Large Animal Clinic (horses and farm animals). Our receptionists will inquire about the nature of your animal's problem in order to route you to the appropriate clinician.
In case of EMERGENCY after regular business hours, call 225-578-9600 for the Small Animal Clinic and 225-578-9500 for the Large Animal Clinic. The on-duty clinician will be contacted to assist you.
Please note that our answering service cannot schedule regular appointments nor can they handle information calls of a non-emergency nature. Please call during regular business hours for this type of assistance.
How does my veterinarian make a referral appointment?
Your veterinarian calls and after consultation with someone on our staff, makes arrangements for your animal to be examined. View more information on our referral procedures.
What are the hospital's hours of operation?
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Our regular business hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for small animals (e.g., dogs, cats and small exotic pets) and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for large animals (horses and farm animals). Phones are manned by hospital staff through 11 p.m. each night in small animal and 5:00pm in large animal, and emergency cases can be seen 24/7 for small and large animals. Upon arrival after 11 p.m. for small animals, please ring the bell outside the Small Animal Clinic. For large animals after 5:00pm please contact hospital staff by using the intercom located at the Large Animal gate.
Appointments are generally scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Call during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.
How do I get to the hospital on LSU home football game days?
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital remains open during LSU sporting events. If you need to bring your pet to the hospital on a home football game day, we advise you to take River Road to Skip Bertman Drive. We reserve spots in our parking lot for our clients and tow those people who park there who are not bringing an animal to the hospital. If there is a police officer at the corner of River Road and Skip Bertman Drive, tell him that you're taking an animal to the hospital, and he or she will let you through. Call 225-578-9600 if you are not allowed access.