LMU-CVM Doggie Olympics Donates to Local Animal Shelters

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The Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) presented local animal shelters donations totaling $3,700 raised at the 2023 Tri-State Doggie Olympics.


Claiborne County Mayor Joe Brooks and Friends of Bell County Animal Shelter President Dinah Presnell visited LMU-CVM September 25 for the check presentation for the Claiborne County Animal Shelter and Bell County Animal Shelter. LMU-CVM hosted Doggie Olympics August 12 at the Kaitlyn DeVries Memorial Dog Park in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. 


LMU-CVM event coordinator Lauren Natali, Class of 2025, organized the event and called it a great success.


“Both shelters have several programs for utilizing these funds, from furthering community programs, encouraging enrichment, helping pay for veterinary expenses, or even making necessary repairs to continue daily operations,” said Natali.


Claiborne Animal Shelter will be using the funds for an outdoor play area for adult dogs and spay/neuter efforts for community cats, and the Bell County Shelter is going to purchase new transportation cages.


Also pictured are Dean Stacy Anderson, DVM, MVSc, PhD, DACVS-LA; Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admission Kimberly Carney, DVM, MPH, DACVPM; and Sinead “Cas” Cummins, Class of 2027.


Banfield Pet Hospital, the most extensive general veterinary practice in the United States, made a generous donation to support the Doggie Olympics. Banfield Pet Hospital is committed to the human-animal bond and sees this event as a great way to build community and help the shelters.


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-Richard A. Gillespie 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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