How Do I Schedule An Appointment?

Appointments are scheduled by referral or direct appointment. 



A referral is when your veterinarian calls the School of Veterinary Medicine, consults with someone on our staff, and makes arrangements for your animal to be examined.


Direct Appointment

You may call the Large Animal Office at (225) 578-9500 and schedule an appointment directly, without a referring veterinarian.


Please call during our regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and our receptionist will inquire about the nature of your animal's problem in order to route you to the appropriate clinician.


It is highly preferable that your animals be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.


Appointments are generally seen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


In case of EMERGENCY outside of regular business hours, please call (225) 578-9500 and our answering service will contact the on-duty clinician, who will 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.


Outpatient and Inpatient Services

Both outpatient and inpatient services are offered. Hospitalization may be required for diagnosis and treatment of some conditions.   


Field Service (Ambulatory)

To contact one of our ambulatory clinicians, please call (225) 578-9500 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.