LMU Veterinary Faculty and Students Prepare Cats for Adoption
(photo courtesy of Remote Area Medical)
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) veterinary faculty and undergraduate students volunteered a recent Friday to care for 28 shelter cats headed for adoption just in time for the holidays.
Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and students from the LMU Veterinary Health Science and Veterinary Medical Technology programs provided surgeries and/or physical exams and health care for the cats prior to them being transported with the help of the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) Shelter Medicine Club.
The Remote Area Medical (RAM®) veterinary program collaborated to provide services for the animals and, over the Thanksgiving weekend, facilitated the air transport of the cats from Tennessee to Schenectady, New York. This is the second year LMU has assisted with what students called “the Great Cat Migration” to Kitten Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescue of kittens and cats.
“It is always a pleasure to volunteer our time so that we can spay/neuter these cats so we can get them to rescues, and ultimately make sure that they find their forever homes,” said Jay F. Miles, DVM, assistant professor of LMU’s undergraduate veterinary programs.
Remote Area Medical - RAM® - is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free quality, dental, vision, medical, and veterinary services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford care. RAM has a robust veterinary program which aims to lower the health risks and lessen the financial and psychological burden to families caused by the sickness of an animal. By partnering with local and national organizations, RAM treats both domesticated pets in the United States and working animals around the globe. To date, RAM has provided vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and microchipping to more than 68,500 animals.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].