What To Expect

Your scheduled visit to the Community Practice service at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine begins with a check-in at the reception desk.  New patients will be asked to fill out a small amount of paperwork.


You will be greeted in the waiting room by a senior veterinary student, who will take you and your pet to a private examination room.  Our appointments generally take one hour, and we do our best to keep on schedule.


In the examination room, the senior veterinary student will collect information about your pet’s history and current health and then perform a physical exam.  We appreciate your patience and understanding in allowing these future veterinarians to interact with you and your pet.


After the physical exam, the senior student will consult with a faculty member, who will conduct another examination.  Together, the faculty member and student will make a plan for the health care and return to the room to discuss next steps, costs and options.  The senior student working with the faculty member will then conduct any procedures required and dispense vaccinations and medications as needed.


If animals need further testing or consultation with another service, they may be transferred or admitted to the hospital.