Harrogate, Tennessee, March 2, 2016 – Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is partnering with Knox-Whitley Humane Association in Corbin, Kentucky, by providing food and care items as well as clinical services.
In accordance with its mission to serve underserved populations, LMU-CVM developed the Shelter Outreach in the Appalachia Region (SOAR) program to provide clinical services including medical care and spay or neuter services to animals in its state of the art facility located in Ewing, Virginia. The Knox-Whitley Humane Association is one of several local shelters to benefit from the program.
The student chapter of the Veterinary Business Management Association at LMU-CVM initiated a collection of needed items for the shelter. In December, over 150 pounds of dog and cat food and numerous toys and blankets were collected to provide a more comfortable stay for an animal in the shelter.
“Partnering with organizations like the Knox-Whitley Humane Association is a win-win. Our students gain real-world experience while saving hundreds of lives of pets in our communities and helping reduce the overpopulation of animals in the region,” said LMU-CVM Dean Glen Hoffsis, D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.I.M.
Knox-Whitley Humane Association is a non-profit organization that serves Knox, Whitley, McCreary, and Clay counties in Kentucky. The mission of the shelter is to place abandoned and relinquished animals into loving homes. For more information about the Knox-Whitley Humane Association visit www.kwas.org.
The Lincoln Memorial University-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 vetmed.LMUnet.edu.