Small Animal Surgery

The LSU Small Animal Surgery Service aims to work closely with your veterinarian to offer you the highest quality surgical care possible for your pet. We provide state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and surgery, while teaching future veterinarians and veterinary surgeons.

We are different from a private veterinary specialty practice. Teaching veterinary students, veterinary interns, and surgical residents is one of our primary tasks, so it is essential that they be involved in diagnosing and treating your pet under the direct guidance of an ACVS-boarded veterinary surgeon. Consequently, an appointment at the LSU VTH may take more time than one with your local veterinarian. You should be prepared to spend at least 90 minutes at the LSU VTH after your appointment begins, and if extensive testing is required, it may be necessary to leave your pet for a full day with us.

Our companion animal surgery team is utterly committed to excellent veterinary care and we believe that, ultimately, both you and your pet benefit from our expertise, specialized training, and advanced equipment. We look forward to working with you and your pet.

Please note that Small Animal Surgery Services only accepts new clients who have been referred by the client's family veterinarian.

To speak with a Small Animal Surgery Representative, contact the Small Animal Clinic at (225) 578-9600.