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The Lincoln Memorial University Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine DVM program is committed to the education of confident, competent, career-ready veterinarians. We are committed to serving the needs of rural communities throughout the Unites States and especially the southern Appalachian region. It is our firm conviction that our graduates will be lifelong learners committed to a “One Health” philosophy for humans, animals, and the environment, and will become leaders in their communities and the veterinary medical profession.

At the LMU-CVM, students will receive the knowledge, caseload, skill set and hands-on experience necessary to make them successful upon graduation. Students matriculating into the program will receive a rigorous, demanding, and rewarding veterinary medical education in a state-of-the-art facility, by faculty who are national leaders in the profession. All students participate in distributed clinical education and training through a network of community practice partners, public and corporate organizations, and federal and state agencies. Graduates of the LMU-CVM program benefit from a focused real-world community-based clinical education and are career-ready on day one following graduation.

In efforts to assist with the national shortage of veterinarians, the LMU-CVM accepts two cohorts of students annually.  The first cohort begins in January (spring) and the second cohort begins in August (fall). Interviews for both classes begin in late summer and conclude by the end of fall semester immediately prior to the starting year. Applicants to both cohorts will utilize the VMCAS and can indicate which semester is preferable.