Telephone: (800) 325-9000, ext. 6676
Lincoln Memorial University
(LMU) is an accredited, nonprofit university founded in 1897 through Abraham
Lincoln’s desire to provide an outstanding university for the people of
Appalachia. The LMU main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee, beautifully situated at
the foot of the historic Cumberland Gap and occupies more than 1,000 wooded acres with modern educational facilities that include classrooms and laboratories equipped with smart technology. Preclinical courses are taught at both the main Harrogate campus and at the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC), utilizing state-of-the-art technology and clinical facilities about 15 minutes away from main campus in Ewing, Virginia.
The goal of our innovative
curriculum is to produce competent, practice-ready veterinarians by emphasizing
clinical and professional skills. All students receive a well-rounded education in small animal
medicine, bovine and equine medicine as well as exposure to avian and exotic
Features of the LMU-CVM program:
Hands-on animal and clinical or professional skills-based experiences start in the first semester and continuing throughout the entire curriculum.
The large animal component of the DVTC provides a working farm environment with a large cattle and horse herd.
Clinical Year Hybrid Distributive Education program prepares students by giving the experience working in both primary care and specialty private practice environments. Students have flexibility through clinical electives to focus on the facets of veterinary medicine that interest them the most such as small animal, food animal, equine, research, or exotics.
Veterinary research opportunities offer students valuable experience in this important facet of the profession. A diverse range of opportunities are available at LMU-CVM and with our partnership with the University of Kentucky.
Case simulation labs teach professional and communication skills in an exam room environment with standardized patients in case scenarios.
Students, staff, and faculty serve the health and wellness needs of people, animals, and the environment in Appalachia and beyond with an emphasis on the One Health approach.
Our Shelter Outreach to the Appalachian Region (SOAR) program provides small animal spays and neuters for the Appalachian region while providing valuable learning expertise for veterinary students.
Outside of classes, LMU-CVM students have the opportunity to participate in student clubs and activities. LMU is centrally located between Knoxville, TN, and Lexington, KY, two major cities that offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. The Cumberland Gap National Park is a favorite location for students to hike, run, bicycle, and relax between classes.
A complete application
includes: VMCAS application, LMU-CVM supplemental application, and GRE scores.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For more admissions
details, please visit our website.
September 17, 2018 at 11:59PM Eastern Time
hold place in class):
Each completed application will
receive a holistic review based on both academic and non-academic factors. Some
• Overall GPA, Science GPA, GPA
in last 2 years of study
• GRE Scores
• Leadership skills evidenced
by participation in student and community organizations
• Well-rounded life experience
that demonstrates a judicious balance of academic achievement, community
service, and personal interests
• Experience in and knowledge of the veterinary profession
• Written communication skills
as seen in a personal statement
• Letters of recommendation
submitted via VMCAS
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 on a
4.00 scale. Students who don’t meet the minimum GPA requirement, who have
demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence (GPA > 3.2) in the last 2
years of study (45 semester hours) may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
prerequisite courses must be completed with grade of a C- or higher by the end of
the Spring 2018 semester. All science prerequisites must have been completed in
the last 10 years, or after August 2007.
courses are accepted if they are specifically listed on an official college
transcript and are equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
International School? yes
Semester Hours / Quarter hours
General Biology with lab
8 / 12
3 / 4
3 / 4
Upper Division Science Electives**
8 / 12
Organic Chemistry with lab
6 / 9
General Chemistry with lab
|| 6 / 12
3 / 4
|| 3 / 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
|| 3 / 4
*Animal breeding/reproduction courses must be approved by LMU-CVM
**Upper Division coursework (300
level or higher) including Anatomy, Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology,
Molecular Biology, Physiology,
$46,250 (subject to change)
As a nonprofit institution,
tuition is the same for all LMU-CVM students, regardless of state residency.
As a nonprofit institution, LMU
does not have separate resident and nonresident seats.
The Graduate Record Examination
(GRE), general test, is required and is due by September 17. Exams taken prior
to August 2014 will not be accepted. Applicants should schedule the GRE at
least 30 days prior to the deadline.
All applicants are required to complete the LMU-CVM
Supplemental Application found on the LMU-CVM website.
Further details about the application
process and the LMUCVM program can be found at: vetmed.lmunet.edu.