Lincoln Memorial University

LMU to Welcome 125 Students into Veterinary Profession at White Coat Ceremony

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Harrogate, Tennessee, September 11, 2019 – Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) will formally welcome the Class of 2023 into its study of veterinary medicine at its annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. in the Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate.


On July 31, 2019, LMU-CVM welcomed 125 new students from 31 different states into the Class of 2023. Thirty-two percent of the students in the Class of 2023 come from the Appalachian region.


One of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, and one of only two in the state of Tennessee, LMU-CVM’s highly competitive program received a total of 1,700 applicants. Of the 125 new students offered seats in the Class of 2023, 17.6 percent are male and 82.4 percent are female; the national average is 20 percent male and 80 percent female.


The White Coat Ceremony serves several important purposes. It provides a mechanism by which values that are crucial to the profession can be openly articulated and carefully considered by students in the company of peers, parents, partners, faculty, staff and administrators. In this way, students will learn a bit more about the profession they are pursuing. The ceremony also enables the College of Veterinary Medicine to affirm its commitment to providing the education and training necessary to help each student achieve his or her professional goals.


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s 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


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