Directions and Map to LSU SVM

The building housing the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital is on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the corner of River Road and Skip Bertman Drive (formerly South Stadium Drive). We are right next to the levee of the Mississippi River, west of the LSU football stadium. If you have questions or problems finding us, please do not hesitate to call the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (225-578-9600 for pets and exotics or 225-578-9500 for horses and farm animals, or call (225) 578-9900 for the dean's office.

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GPS Coordinates for the LSU SVM: 30 degrees, 24 minutes, 45 seconds North and 91 degrees, 11 minutes, 37 seconds West. 

The Vet School does not have a street address. 

The central part of the LSU campus is closed to public vehicular traffic from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The four sets of directions below will get you from Interstate-10, I-110, I-12, or LA 30 directly to the LSU SVM, avoiding the streets closed to outside traffic.

  • For the School, enter the first driveway on the right. Please park in designated Visitor parking spaces or in unmarked spaces in the large lot on the east side of the building.
  • For the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the small animal clinic for pets and small exotic animals has been moved starting May 25, 2020, in anticipation of upcoming construction.
    • The Small Animal Parking lot will be closed. Please enter at the school, the fourth driveway from River Road on the left or the first vet school entrance on the right from Nicholson. Please follow the signs and park in the designated client parking areas.
    • The large animal clinic entrance is the one closest to River Road and will remain open for our equine and food animal clients.

If you arrive after hours, there is an intercom button outside the front door that will alert the emergency staff, who will come and open the door for you.

Coming from the west on I-10, crossing the Mississippi River Bridge

Immediately after crossing over the Mississippi River Bridge take Exit 155A, following signs for Nicholson go (approx. 69 ft.) take split to right then immediately take split to left for Terrace St and LSU (approx. 207ft). Turn LEFT at stop light onto Nicholson Dr.  Go 1.7 miles to Skip Bertman Dr, Tiger Stadium (Football Stadium) will be on your left.  Turn RIGHT onto Skip Bertman Dr and go approx. 0.5 miles.  

  • For the School, enter the first driveway on the right. Please park in designated Visitor parking spaces or in unmarked spaces in the large lot on the east side of the building.
  • For the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the small animal clinic for pets and small exotic animals has been moved starting May 25, 2020, in anticipation of upcoming construction.
    • The Small Animal Parking lot will be closed. Please enter at the school, the fourth driveway from River Road on the left or the first vet school entrance on the right from Nicholson. Please follow the signs and park in the designated client parking areas.
    • The large animal clinic entrance is the one closest to River Road and will remain open for our equine and food animal clients. 

Coming from St. Francisville, Natchez or Areas Driving on Hwy 61

Travel South on I110 take Exit 1A Government St; at stoplight at bottom of ramp turn RIGHT onto Government.  Go to 5th stop light St Philip St turn LEFT.  This turns into Nicholson Dr.  Take Nicholson Dr approx. 1.7 miles to Skip Bertman Dr, Tiger Stadium (Football Stadium) will be on your left.  Turn RIGHT onto Skip Bertman Dr and go approx. 0.5 miles. 

  • For the School, enter the first driveway on the right. Please park in designated Visitor parking spaces or in unmarked spaces in the large lot on the east side of the building.
  • For the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the small animal clinic for pets and small exotic animals has been moved starting May 25, 2020, in anticipation of upcoming construction.
    • The Small Animal Parking lot will be closed. Please enter at the school, the fourth driveway from River Road on the left or the first vet school entrance on the right from Nicholson. Please follow the signs and park in the designated client parking areas.
    • The large animal clinic entrance is the one closest to River Road and will remain open for our equine and food animal clients.

Coming from the east on 1-12, such as South Mississippi, Alabama and New Orleans on I-10

If traveling I-12 WEST take the merge to I-10 West.  If coming from New Orleans travel on I-10 West.

Travel West on I-10 once past Dalrymple Dr stay in one of the right hand lanes so that you do not go over the Mississippi River Bridge.  Follow signs for I-110 North/Downtown take Exit 1A which is Government Street.  At bottom of ramp turn LEFT onto Government Street. Go to 5th stop light St Philip St turn LEFT.  This turns into Nicholson Dr.  Take Nicholson Dr approx. 1.7 miles to Skip Bertman Dr, Tiger Stadium (Football Stadium) will be on your left.  Turn RIGHT onto Skip Bertman Dr and go approx. 0.5 miles. 

  • For the School, enter the first driveway on the right. Please park in designated Visitor parking spaces or in unmarked spaces in the large lot on the east side of the building.
  • For the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the small animal clinic for pets and small exotic animals has been moved starting May 25, 2020, in anticipation of upcoming construction.
    • The Small Animal Parking lot will be closed. Please enter at the school, the fourth driveway from River Road on the left or the first vet school entrance on the right from Nicholson. Please follow the signs and park in the designated client parking areas.
    • The large animal clinic entrance is the one closest to River Road and will remain open for our equine and food animal clients.

Coming from Highway 30 (Gonzales Area)

Turn LEFT at the Stop Light for Skip Bertman Drive and South Stadium Rd.  Continue on Skip Bertman Dr and go approx. 0.5 miles.

  • For the School, enter the first driveway on the right. Please park in designated Visitor parking spaces or in unmarked spaces in the large lot on the east side of the building.
  • For the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the small animal clinic for pets and small exotic animals has been moved starting May 25, 2020, in anticipation of upcoming construction.
    • The Small Animal Parking lot will be closed. Please enter at the school, the fourth driveway from River Road on the left or the first vet school entrance on the right from Nicholson. Please follow the signs and park in the designated client parking areas.
    • The large animal clinic entrance is the one closest to River Road and will remain open for our equine and food animal clients.