HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed 100 new students from 26 different states into the class of 2019 on Aug. 4. Twenty-five percent of the students in the class of 2019 come from the Appalachian region.
One of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, and one of only two in the state of Tennessee, LMU-CVM’s highly competitive program received a total of 654 applicants. Of the 100 new students offered seats in the class of 2019, 17 percent are male and 83 percent are female; the national average is 20 percent male and 80 percent female.
As part of LMU-CVM’s “clinical immersion” concept, high emphasis is placed on the development of both technical and non-technical skills throughout the curriculum. LMU-CVM students will pursue a four-year course of study leading to the doctor of veterinary medicine degree.
The first two and a half years of the curriculum will take place on campus, with the last semesters of study occurring at off-campus clinical sites to begin integrating and applying all of the knowledge and skills acquired during the pre-clinical experience.
LMU-CVM students attend lectures within the Hamilton Math and Science Building on the LMU main campus, and learn hands-on veterinary techniques at the 700 acre LMU-CVM DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center, located in Ewing, Virginia. The DVTC, composed of six individual facilities, is used for large and small animal core clinical skills instruction, including safe animal handling, in years one through three of the curriculum.