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ARC Officials Visit LMU-CVM to Preview Innovative Simulation Technology

ARC visit at LMU-CVM

During their visit to LMU, ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas and ARC Executive Director Scott Hamilton had the chance to see the life-sized simulated farm animals used to help train veterinarian students.


Harrogate, Tennessee, August 1, 2018 – Officials from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) stopped by the Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC) in Ewing, Virginia, on July 17, 2018, to visit with University administrators and learn about the school’s innovative simulation technology.


Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas and ARC Executive Director Scott Hamilton took a tour of the school’s facilities led by LMU-CVM Dean Dr. Jason Johnson.


“The Appalachian Regional Commission has been an invaluable partner for us,” Johnson said. “They were instrumental in helping us obtain some of the innovative technology we use to train the region’s future veterinarians. They also have provided our Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia with resources and data essential to our mission to improve animal and human health care in the Appalachian region.”


In 2015, ARC support helped LMU-CVM purchase training equipment including life-sized simulated farm animals, diagnostic machines and laboratory supplies for large and small animal teaching. More recently, ARC has invested in LMU’s new Veterinary Medical Education Building that is under construction on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.  ARC is helping provide the new facility with state-of-the-art instructional technology, including digital video media, video conferencing capabilities and an electronic simulation control system.


The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts. Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred investments in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs; improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.


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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