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About UTCVM and LMU-CVM

About University of Tennessee - College of Veterinary Medicine
 

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM), located in Knoxville, was established by an act of the Tennessee Legislature in 1974 and is part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

The Clyde M. York Veterinary Medicine Building on the agricultural campus houses the Departments of Biomedical and Diagnostic Services, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, and Small Animal Clinical Sciences.

The Veterinary Medical Center and the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library are also located within the building. The Teaching and Learning center, officially opened in 2023, is the newest addition to the building. It contains a state-of-the-art lecture hall, simulation lab and a multipurpose laboratory. The College has research facilities on Cherokee Farm adjacent to the UT Medical Center at Knoxville.

Our  mission is focused on advancing animal, human, and environmental health. The mission is accomplished through educating students in the art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences, discovering and disseminating new knowledge to veterinarians and others, and providing exceptional veterinary care to animals. Through these acts, the UTCVM supports our stakeholders (e.g. alumni, veterinarians, producers, animal enthusiasts, Tennesseans, and others) through outreach activities and life-long learning. 

UTCVM aspires to create and sustain a college environment supportive of each individual’s professional and personal growth, where all students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to expand their knowledge, to deliver exceptional service, and to enjoy life beyond the work environment.?

The faculty at UTCVM values many things, but our core values include professionalism, quality, respect, inclusiveness, creativity, and commitment.

 

About Lincoln Memorial University - College of Veterinary Medicine

LMU-CVM is committed to educating confident, competent, career-ready veterinarians. The 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum recognizes that medical knowledge must be developed in conjunction with clinical skills. With this practical approach in mind, hands-on experience with animals begins in the first semester and continues throughout the program. Pre-clinical sciences are presented via a modified approach in which anatomy (the relevant structure) and physiology (the function) are taught together in order to foster clinical reasoning and diagnostic comprehension.

The 1,000 acre wooded campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, is located 55 miles north of Knoxville. Alongside the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC), this is the main site for professional student learning in the first three years of the curriculum. In Harrogate, the College occupies the Veterinary Medical Education Building. The DVTC is located about 12 miles from the Harrogate campus, in Ewing, Virginia, where most of our clinical learning occurs during the first 3 years of the curriculum. The CVM utilizes a hybrid distributive model for the clinical year, where students learn at sites such as UKVDL, Innovetive, animal shelters, the DVTC and private practice clinical affiliates.