Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt

Contact Information College of Veterinary Medicine Phone: 423.869.6518
Office Location: College of Veterinary Medicine 323
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Julie Hunt serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Sciences for the CVM. Hunt joined the CVM in 2014 and has served as the Medical Director of the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Director of Small Animal Clinical Skills, Associate Professor, and a co-founder of the Center for Innovation in Veterinary Education and Technology (CIVET), which performs educational research. She assisted with the design of the college’s curriculum since its inception. Her innovative surgical models prepare students for live surgery and fuel their passion for learning. Hunt seeks to improve the student experience through experiential learning, relevant research, and continual programmatic improvement.



  • BA (Biology), Alfred University
  • DVM, Michigan State University
  • MS, Ross University


Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), 2020
  • LMU-CVM Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award, 2019-2020
  • CIVET Excellence in Veterinary Educational Research Award, 2020
  • AMEE Miriam Friedman Ben David New Educator Award, 2018
  • LMU-CVM Class of 2019 Teacher of the Year Award, 2017-2018
  • LMU-CVM Junior Faculty Award, 2017
  • AMEE Medical Education Study Fellowship Award, 2015


Recent Publications & Book Chapters

  • Hunt JA, Schmidt P, Perkins J, Newton G, Anderson SL. Comparison of three canine models for teaching veterinary dental cleaning. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. In press.
  • Tan JY, Ma IWY, Hunt JA, Kwong GPS, Farrell R, Bell C, Read EK. Video recording in veterinary medicine OSCEs: Feasibility and inter-rater agreement between live performance examiners and video recording reviewing examiners. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2020. https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme-2019-0142
  • Hays R, Jennings B, Gibbs T, Hunt J, McKay K. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: The perceptions of health professions educators. MedEdPublish. 2020. doi.org/10.15694/mep.2020.0000142.1
  • Hunt JA, Anderson SL, White J, Kelly C, Spangler D. The impact of extracurricular surgical experience on veterinary students’ performance of canine ovariohysterectomy and orchidectomy in a clinical skills curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2020. DOI 10.3138/jvme.2019-0008
  • Anderson SL, Miller L, Gibbons P, Hunt JA, Roberson J, Raines JA, Patterson G, Dascanio JJ. Development and validation of a bovine castration model and rubric. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2020. DOI 10.338/jvme.2018-0016
  • Hunt JA, Hughes C, Asciutto M, Johnson JT. Development and validation of a feline medial saphenous venipuncture model and rubric. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2020. doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0718-085
  • Hunt JA, Heydenburg M, Anderson SL, Thompson RR. Does virtual reality training improve veterinary students’ first canine surgical performance? Veterinary Record. 2020. DOI 10.1136/vr.105749
  • Hunt JA, Heydenburg M, Kelly CK, Anderson SL, Dascanio JJ. Development and validation of a canine castration model and rubric. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2020. 47(1):78-90. DOI 10.3138/jvme.1117-158r1
  • Williamson (Hunt) JA, Brisson BA, Anderson SL, Farrell RM, Spangler D. Comparison of 2 canine celiotomy closure models for training novice veterinary students. Veterinary Surgery. 2019. 48:966-974. DOI 10.1111/vsu.13224
  • Williamson (Hunt) JA, Johnson JT, Anderson S, Spangler D, Stonerook M, Dascanio JJ. A randomized trial comparing freely moving and zonal instruction of veterinary surgical skills using ovariohysterectomy models. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2019. 46(2):195-204. DOI 10.3138/jvme.0817-009r
  • Christmann U, Vroegindewey G, Rice M, Williamson (Hunt) JA, Johnson J, Dascanio J, Were S, Pierson W. Effect of different instructional methods in isolation wards on contamination and personal protective equipment protocol adherence in veterinary students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 2019. 46(1):81-90. DOI 10.3138/jvme.0417-053r
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