LMU-CVM Students Present at AASV Student Seminar

LMU-CVM students receive scholarships.

(Caption: Two Lincoln Memorial University – College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) students were awarded $500 scholarships for their presentations at the 53rd American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Annual Meeting, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Student Seminar participants who received $500 scholarships include: front, left to right: Jessica Risser, Elanco Animal Health; Shelby Haryslak, University of Pennsylvania; Amanda Archer, LMU-CVM. Back, left to right: Kyle Nisley, Iowa State University; Donna Presnell, LMU-CVM. Not pictured is Nathan VanKley, Michigan State University.)


Two first-year students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at the Lincoln Memorial University – College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) were awarded $500 in scholarships from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation funded by Elanco Animal Health for presentations they developed with faculty mentor Dr. Brad Thacker at the 53rd AASV Annual Meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 26-March 1, 2022.

Amanda Archer presented on the relationship between sample types, fetal death outcomes, and porcine circovirus PCR test results. Donna Presnell presented on the impact of neonatal porcine circovirus infection on the development of Streptococcus suis disease in late farrowing and nursery age pigs. Both of these presentations were results of their Veterinary Biomedical Master’s degree research projects performed under the guidance of Thacker in spring 2021.

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 15 veterinary students.

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 vetmed.LMUnet.edu.

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