Community Practice

Providing exceptional primary care

Community Practice is a service for faculty, staff, and students of Louisiana State University and the general public. Community Practice is just like any private practice but within the walls of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

Community Practice provides our fourth-year students with a unique opportunity to train to become proficient primary care doctors. The training takes place under the guidance of full-time faculty veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Community Practice teaches our students how to provide primary veterinary care, such as how to perfect a physical exam, effectively listen and communicate with clients, learn organizational and time management skills and perform technical skills. The students will accomplish this while experiencing the caseload, capabilities and limitations of a general practice. Clients benefit from the opportunity to receive primary care with the expertise and quality of a referral specialty hospital.