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Leadership

Stacy Anderson, Dvm, Mvsc, phd, dacvs-LA

Dean, LMU-CVMStacy Anderson

Dr. Anderson graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors. She completed two large animal/equine surgical internships, one at Kendall Road Equine Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and the other at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a large animal surgical residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan, attaining American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) board certification in 2013. Following the residency, she remained at WCVM and completed her PhD evaluating equine neutrophil lifespan in inflammatory conditions in 2015 under the supervision of Baljit Singh, former Dean at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.  

Over the past five years, Dr. Anderson, has been integral to the success of the CVM by celebrating, modeling, and orchestrating the college core values. Since joining LMU-CVM, Dr. Anderson has invested herself fully into the development of curriculum to produce confident, competent day-one ready graduates. Within the first year of being on faculty, she was promoted to Director of Large Animal Clinical Skills where she worked closely with Dr. Julie Hunt, Director of Small Animal Clinical Skills, to develop a successful clinical skills program that has attracted many visitors from other veterinary colleges to learn about the curriculum. She shifted her focus to educational research and has authored or co-authored multiple articles since joining LMU-CVM. More recently, Anderson chaired the Curriculum Review and Revision Task Force for LMU-CVM’s pre-clinical curriculum that resulted in the implementation of a new curriculum in Fall 2020.

 

 

Randall Evans, DVM, CPCC

Associate Dean of Career Services & Professional DevelopmentRandy Evans

Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After a 6-month preceptorship in Nashville, TN, he returned to the local area to work at the Harrogate Hospital for Animals (HHA) and part-time in the LMU Veterinary Technology Program. In 1989, Dr. Evans joined LMU full-time as the Director of the Veterinary Technology Program while still working part-time at HHA for eight more years.

In 2003, Dr. Evans was named Chair of the Allied Health Department and in 2007, he became the Founding Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. Dr. Evans has served on LMU Presidential and VPAA Search Committees and he wrote the SACS-COC Substantive Change Prospectus which contributed to LMU being elevated from a Level 5 to Level 6 University. In 2010, Dr. Evans began work on the establishment of the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine for which he served as the founding Dean of the college. His current role at the CVM is as the Associate Dean of Career Services and Professional Development.

 

 

Julie Hunt, dvm, ms

Associate Dean of Clinical Sciencesjulie hunt

Dr. Hunt joined LMU-CVM as a founding faculty member in 2014 and has previously served as the Medical Director of the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center, LMU’s clinical training facility, and the Small Animal Clinical Skills Director. She designed the college’s clinical skills program including laboratories, models, and assessments from the inception of the college. The innovative clinical skills models that she has created prepare students for clinical practice and fuel their passion for learning. Dr. Hunt seeks to improve the student experience through experiential learning, relevant research, and continual programmatic improvement.

In addition to her veterinary degree obtained from Michigan State University, Dr. Hunt has a Master of Science by Research in veterinary medical education. Her graduate research focused on the development and validation of small animal clinical skills models. She continues to run an internationally recognized research program on the development, validation, and comparison of clinical skills models and related instructional and assessment methods. Dr. Hunt also co-founded the Center for Innovation in Veterinary Education and Technology (CIVET), which organizes educational research across the college and is soon to offer the first master’s degree in veterinary education in the United States. Dr. Hunt works as an Associate Editor for the medical education journal MedEdPublish and has been recognized as a Fellow by the Association of Medical Educators in Europe. She has received regional, national, and international research grants and teaching awards in both veterinary and medical education.

 

 

Kit Kelly, dvm, nrp

Medical Director, DeBusk Veterinary Teaching CenterKit Kelly

Dr. Kelly graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to do a small animal rotating internship followed by a small animal surgical internship. He completed an anesthesia residency at Kansas State University.  He has previously been on clinical faculty at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine rotating through the anesthesia service and overseeing the anesthesia instruction for the junior surgery program. Working in his other capacity in emergency medical services; he spent three years teaching and coordinating the continuing education for EMS for the state of Hawai’i through the University of Hawai’i.  He moved back to his native Tennessee to join the LMU-CVM in 2016 to teach clinical skills and anesthesia. He has been integral in delivering clinical skills curriculum and has collaborated on numerous research projects that have resulted in publication. He was the 2019-20 delegate to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Leadership Academy.  Dr. Kelly was promoted in academic rank of Associate Professor in 2020 and has been the Assistant Medical Director for the DVTC before assuming the role of Medical Director. 

 

 

Mitchell Moses, DVM, MBA

Associate Dean of Clinical Relations and OutreachMitch Moses

Dr. Moses received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree as well as a bachelor’s degrees in veterinary science and range science from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the University of Dallas with a Master of Business Administration in Organization Development. Prior to joining LMU-CVM in 2019, he served as the chief operating officer for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) where he restructured the organization to improve alignment and accountability and led the AAHA Healthy Workplace Culture Initiative and the Re-Imagining Accreditation project. Before joining AAHA, Moses worked for Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis and held five roles ranging from field veterinarian to the director of a team of 38 veterinarians who supported the sales organization. Prior to his employment with Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis, Moses practiced companion animal veterinary medicine. He also owned and operated his own veterinary clinic as well as a relief services corporation. He has worked in emergency medicine and has helped develop and sell veterinary practice management software. He is a senior certified professional by the Society of Human Resource Management.

 

 

William Muir III, Dvm, phd, Dacvaa, davcecc

Associate Dean of Basic Sciences & Research

Bill Muir

Dr. Muir has been with LMU-CVM since 2014 as a part-time Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology.  He is board certified in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia and veterinary emergency and critical care, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Pharmacology and lifetime member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  He has lectured and published extensively in both scientific and clinical veterinary forums on the subjects of anesthesia and analgesia, critical care, acid-base balance, fluid therapy, shock, and the pharmacology and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic properties of drugs used to treat diseases in companion animals.   He is the author of three texts: Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia. 5th ed.; Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management. 3rd ed.; and Equine Anesthesia:  Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. He previously served as Professor and Director of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1970-2007).

More recently, he has become a consultant for multiple corporate and referral veterinary practices and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. He served as the research director for the US-based Research Medications and Testing Consortium (RMTC) for 2 years and later as the Chief Medical Officer for the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He is also a Scientific Advisor for QTest laboratories (preclinical research facility) in Columbus, OH. He has served as a consultant to the Veterinary Pharmaceutical Health Industry, various regulatory agencies, the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, and The Center for Veterinary Medicine. 

Dr. Muir designs and conducts pre-clinical and clinical research studies investigating the safety and efficacy of a wide variety of analgesic, anesthetic, cardiorespiratory, and resuscitative drugs and therapies developed to limit disease, improve the quality of life, and increase survival in animals and humans.  Dr. Muir supervises and conducts a variety of basic and applied research studies that comply with either GLP, GCP, and/or GRP standards.   These studies are designed to improve animal health and performance through research directed towards the development and application of novel therapies, drug formulations, drug delivery systems, reanimation techniques, and physiological monitoring devices.

 

 

Donald Noah, mph, dacvpm

Assistant Dean of One Health & Director of CAHADonald Noah

Dr. Noah received his bachelor’s and veterinary medical degrees from The Ohio State University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and he is a graduate of Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Institute and CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He also is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and is a USDA-certified Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician. Prior to joining Lincoln Memorial University, Dr. Noah was an Associate Professor and Director of the One Health Center at Midwestern University’s inaugural College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. Before entering academia, he was an Active Duty officer in the United States Air Force and retired at the rank of Colonel. Before joining the Air Force, Dr. Noah practiced in a large animal private practice in Ohio with his father for three years. His Air Force career was unique in that he held senior leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Biodefense, and the Department of Defense, as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Force Health Protection and Readiness. Further, Dr. Noah was the first military liaison to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Finally, in addition to numerous military assignments in the United States and overseas, he also served as a counterproliferation officer at the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

 

Bess Pierce, DVM, DABvp, dacvim, dacvsmr

Associate Dean of Student Affairs & AdmissionsBess Pierce

Dr. Pierce has served as the Assistant Dean of Student Success since 2019 and as Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at LMU-CVM since 2016, when she joined the faculty in Harrogate, Tennessee. She brings with her an extensive background in veterinary clinical practice, academia, and military veterinary medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at LMU-CVM, she was at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, where she developed the clinical Community Practice Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and served as the Director of the Center for Animal Human Relationships. Additionally, she was appointed in 2017 as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Penn Vet Working Dog Center and has served for more than 27 years in the US Army Veterinary Corps, both in the active and reserve components. A graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pierce is board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Pierce brings to the position a passion and vision for teaching, mentoring, and supporting students in preparing them to excel as future veterinary professionals.

 

 

Ashley Russell, MBA

Executive Director of OperationsAshley Russell

On staff since the inauguration of LMU-CVM in 2011, Mrs. Russell has had the unique opportunity to play an integral role in the development of the college’s policies, procedures and programs. Russell serves the college as the Executive Director of Operations, formerly Director of Operations, where she is charged with inspiring and accelerating the colleges strategic initiatives. In addition to her administrative role, Russell also serves as faculty advisor to the Veterinary Business Management Association, one of LMU-CVM’s first chartered student organizations. As director of administration for CAHA, Russell prepares annual reports, assists with research and actively engages the advisory board, while ensuring consistent quality. Russell has a passion for economic development, community building, and veterinary education which she exercises in these roles. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and a Master of Business Administration from LMU. Currently, she is completing a Doctor of Business Administration at LMU.