Lincoln Memorial University, College of Veterinary Medicine
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
Our Mission:Our Curriculum:
The mission of LMU-CVM is to prepare veterinarians who are committed
to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service
to attain optimal health for people, animals, and our environment. The
mission of the LMU-CVM is achieved by:
- Graduating Doctors of Veterinary Medicine
- Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, and service
- Serving the health and wellness needs of people, animals, and the
environment within both the Appalachian region and beyond with an
emphasis on the One Health approach
- Focusing on comprehensive veterinary health care in companion
animal, equine health, production animal health, and public
health/comparative biomedical sciences
- Investing in quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology
- Embracing compassionate veterinary care that values diversity,
public service, and leadership as an enduring commitment to
professionalism and the highest ethical standards
The four year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum is based upon the philosophy of clinical immersion that recognizes medical knowledge must be developed side-by-side with clinical & professional skills. With this in mind, hands on experiences with animals begin in the first semester for our students and continues throughout the entire curriculum.
The pre-clinical sciences are presented via a modified approach in which the relevant structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are taught together. This method trains students the discipline of clinical reasoning or thinking like a doctor.
The Clinical Year Community Based Model provides our students real world hands on experience in addition to emphasizing the competencies needed, both technical and professional, to be successful in the profession upon graduation.