Lincoln Memorial University


Harrogate, Tennessee – Dr. John Dascanio, professor of theriogenology at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) has been appointed executive associate dean of LMU-CVM. Dascanio assumed his new role on July 1, 2016.

“It is an exciting time at Lincoln Memorial University as we experience the development and growth of one of the newest vet schools in the nation,” said Dascanio. “I have been fortunate to work with excellent educators to develop innovative curriculum utilizing the best in clinical skills training, and I look forward to continue advancing the efforts of LMU-CVM in my new role as executive associate dean.”

Dascanio joined Lincoln Memorial University as a professor of theriogenology and director of large animal clinical skills in August 2014. He has over 25 years of educational experience with veterinary colleges, over $500,000 in sponsored research, is the primary or co-author of over 40 peer reviewed articles, has authored over 70 book chapters and was co-editor of the textbook Equine Reproductive Procedures. Dascanio also received teaching awards from his time as a tenured associate professor at Virginia Tech. Dascanio has held several previous leadership roles which include president of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners, executive board member of the American College of Theriogenologists and a board member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

“John Dascanio is seasoned clinician, a proven scientist, and a dynamic educator. He is a leading expert in equine Theriogenolgy, clinical skills teaching and in the development and validation of simulations. In his current role as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs he has performed with excellence,” LMU-CVM Dean Jason Johnson, DVM, MS, DACT said. “His passion for high quality outcomes based education is contagious, and I can think of no one more qualified to be the executive associate dean at LMU-CVM. He will continue to oversee academic integrity and foster innovation in the academic realms, while taking a central leadership role in the administration and future of LMU-CVM.”

Dascanio received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and completed his internship and residency at Cornell University. Subsequently, he became board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine).

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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