Harrogate, Tennessee, February 4, 2016 – Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is proud to announce that Dr. Jason Johnson, associate professor of theriogenology and medical director of the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center for Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine has been selected as the associate dean of clinical sciences for LMU-CVM. Johnson is also the executive director of the Center for Animal Health in Appalachia (CAHA).
“Jason has an energy and enthusiasm for the field of veterinary medicine like no other,” said LMU-CVM Dean Glen Hoffsis, DVM, MS, DACVIM. “He is an outstanding administrator and his tireless work with the Center for Animal Health in Appalachia has helped establish LMU-CVM as a thought leader in veterinary medicine research and education.”
Johnson’s new position includes being the medical director of the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center with responsibilities for the operations of over 100,000 square-feet of facilities. He is also responsible for all clinical faculty, technical and managerial staff, teaching equipment and animals. Johnson will continue to serve in his role as executive director of CAHA, which has a mission in economic research, animal and public health research, and promotion of veterinary practices in underserved areas.
“We have an incredible team of leaders in the veterinary program at Lincoln Memorial University, and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Johnson. “Our inaugural class will soon begin clinical rotations, and as our program continues to grow, I look forward to working with the faculty and staff to help prepare our students for their careers in veterinary medicine, and to help advocate for animal health in Appalachia.”
In 2012, Johnson was one of 10 veterinarians nationwide to be selected for the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Future Leaders Program and was named to Veterinary Practice News’s “25 Vets to Watch in our 25th Year.” Johnson is a 2003 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists. Johnson completed a three-year residency at Auburn University in food animal theriogenology, earning a master’s degree. Johnson is a native of Luverne, Alabama.
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s Division of Health Sciences 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 vetmed.LMUnet.edu.