Lincoln Memorial University



Harrogate, Tennessee, September 7, 2016 – Dr. Craig Carter, adjunct professor of Epidemiology at the Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), was awarded the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) XII International Veterinary Congress Prize which recognizes an AVMA member who has contributed to international understanding of veterinary medicine.  The award was presented by Dr. Rene Carlson, president of the World Veterinary Association during the AVMA Annual Convention as part of the AVMA Global Health Summit held August 5-9, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Carter is the director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a professor of epidemiology in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also an adjunct professor at the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Over his 35 year career, he has led projects in diagnostic laboratory capacity building, continuing veterinary medical education, public health and epidemiology on several continents in both military and civilian roles. His current research focus is the epidemiology of infectious diseases and electronic monitoring of animal health.


Carter’s active and reserve military career spans four decades in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, retiring as a colonel in 2009.  Carter received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1981, a Master of Science in epidemiology in 1985, and his Ph.D. in veterinary public health in 1993, all from Texas A&M University. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and a distinguished scholar of the National Academies of Practice.  In 2015, he assumed the role as President of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society.
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at


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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752