LMU-CVM Welcomes Dr. Susan Scarlett as Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Susan Scarlett, associate professor of veterinary medicine

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) welcomes Susan Scarlett, DVM, as assistant professor of veterinary medicine and clinical veterinarian for the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC). Scarlett has been a part-time adjunct instructor for LMU-CVM since 2017 and will now be a full-time instructor for clinical skills labs and oversee the clinical care and surgery for third-year veterinary students.


“We are ecstatic to have Dr. Scarlett join us as full-time faculty after serving as an adjunct faculty for the past few years,” said Dr. Stacy Anderson, Dean of LMU-CVM. “Dr. Scarlett is an amazing educator and is already a valuable member of our team.”


Before joining LMU-CVM, Scarlett owned her own small animal practice for 21 years. She also worked in emergency clinics, multi-vet practices and as a relief veterinarian. Scarlett earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.


“I am very excited about being able to interact with the students more frequently and to bring my real-world experiences into the conversation to help make what they are trying to learn seem relevant and applicable to daily life as a practicing veterinarian,” Scarlett said.


Scarlett most looks forward to third-year junior surgery weeks. During those weeks, she is responsible for overseeing and supervising the clinical care and surgery of 10 patients, including dogs and cats, and 10 student groups, composed of three students who assume the roles of the student surgeon, assistant and anesthetist.


“I enjoy the opportunity to work closely with each group and get to know the students more individually,” Scarlett said. “Mentoring and encouraging each student and watching them develop skills they need to move forward into clinical rotations is a very positive aspect of my life as a veterinary student instructor.”


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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