STUDent association for black veterinarians

Mission Statement

The purpose of SABV shall be to strengthen and empower the Black community and foster diversity and inclusion of all students. This shall be accomplished by hosting meetings and events for students to network with veterinarians in various areas of veterinary medicine, network with other professional students, participate in community outreach, collaborate with other student groups, and receive mentorship from faculty and staff. 

LSU's SABV logo

Events and Outreaches

Student performing heart ascultation at an outreach event

A student performing a heart ascultation during an outreach event at LSU VMED with 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge x Project Excel.

100 Black Men of Baton Rouge x Project Excel

Advisor and member at a pet food giveway event

Dr. Henry W. Green, III and Rachel Jackson passing out pet food at an outreach event that partnered with Pets for Life.

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 Student and Dean Garden at a scholarship event
Group photo of SABV members

Members at Our Lady of the Lakes Children's Hospital

SABV members and advisors at the hospital to deliver donations from our Holiday Toy Drive.

Executive Board

Headshot of Kayla Grant


Kayla Grant 

Class of 2027

Headshot of Diamond Hall

Vice President

Diamond Hall

Class of 2026

Headshot of Shayla Boyd


Krishayla Boyd

Class of 2027

Headshot of Alex Taylor


Alex Taylor

Class of 2026

Headshot of Halle Patrick

Social Media Chair

Halle Patrick

Class of 2026

Headshot of Raven Kelley

Fundraising Chair

Raven Kelley

Class of 2026

Headshot of Etasha Smith

Outreach Chair

Etasha Smith

Class of 2026


Rouchelle Gage

Rouchelle Gage