2019 SVM Fall Fest

(Formerly Our Annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend)

Milestone reunions for the Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

Come join the LSU family as we celebrate YOU, our alumni! It will be a fun-packed day, full of education, fellowship and fun!



Saturday, November 23, 2019

8:00-8:30 AM - Registration and continental breakfast

8:30-11:30 AM - CE

12:30-1:30 PM - School tours

2:00 PM  - Tailgate party in the Equine Lameness Pavilion

2:30 PM - Welcome by Dean Joel Baines and Annual Alumni Giving Awards

6:00 PM - Arkansas vs. LSU Football game (subject to change)

*Please note that times may be adjusted depending on actual game time.

Hotel Reservations

We have a small block reserved at the Courtyard by Marriott Baton Rouge Downtown.  Rates are $229 per night. 

Call the hotel at 225-831-4646 and mention LSU Vet Alumni Weekend or email Allison Crump directly at a.crump@hospitalityamerica.com.

Football Tickets

We have reserved a block of football tickets for the LSU vs Arkansas game. They will be first-come, first-served, with preference given to those in the milestone reunion classes (1979, ’84, ‘89, ’94, ‘99, ’04, ’09 & ‘14). Tickets are $70 each and are located in the north end zone. You can purchase them online when you register.

Distinguished Alumnus

The Distinguished Alumnus Award is a means to recognize alumni of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine for outstanding professional and personal achievements. It is the highest honor bestowed by the LSU SVM. The award consists of an individual plaque and the placement of the honoree’s name on a group plaque in the School of Veterinary Medicine.


Any veterinarian who is in possession of the DVM degree from LSU is eligible for the award.


Candidates will be recognized for their accomplishments in veterinary medicine, to animals, to people, to the profession, and to the intersections between them.


The committee will review nominations and vote on the recipients (s). The committee reserves the right to not select a recipient every year. The committee will be made up of the dean, the associate dean for Student Affairs, the associate dean for Diversity and Faculty Affairs, and two of the past Distinguished Alumni.

Nominations for Distinguished Alumnus will be due by October 30, 2019.

Presentation will be made during the LVMA winter meeting alumni reception, which will be held in Shreveport, LA on February 1, 2020.

To nominate someone for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, please submit name and letter of why he or she is being nominated (by email or snail mail) to

Gretchen Morgan
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
Skip Bertman Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803