Lincoln Memorial University

Office of Veterinary Admissions and Student Affairs
Lincoln Memorial University
College of Veterinary Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
Telephone: (800) 869-9000, ext. 6676


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is an accredited, private, nonprofit university founded in 1897 through Abraham Lincoln’s desire to provide an outstanding university for the people of Appalachia. The campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee beautifully situated at the foot of historic Cumberland Gap. Only 58 miles north of Knoxville, TN, and 132 miles south of Lexington, KY, LMU’s campus is centrally located between two major cities that offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. The nearby Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is a favorite location for LMU students to hike, run, bicycle, and relax in between classes throughout the semester.

The LMU main campus occupies more than 1,000 beautifully wooded acres, with modern educational facilities that include classrooms and laboratories equipped with smart technology. LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) occupies facilities on both the main campus, as well as at the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center (DVTC) in Ewing, VA, a 700 acre farm with a student center, Veterinary Skills Center, Small Animal Clinical Skills Center, Bovine Teaching Center, Equine Stables and an Equine Teaching Center.


The goal of the innovative curriculum at LMU-CVM is to produce practice-ready veterinarians by emphasizing clinical and professional skill training starting in first semester with hands-on animal and skills-based experiences. A One-Health philosophy recognizing the relationship between animals, people and the environment is also an important theme throughout the curriculum. A selection of a track or focus is not required for LMU-CVM students. All students receive a well-rounded education in small animal medicine, bovine and equine medicine, as well as exposure to avian and exotic animal medicine. Service to Appalachia and the surrounding community is a focus of the newly formed LMU-CVM Center for Animal Health in Appalachia (CAHA).


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.



Application materials due: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

On-campus Interviews: September – January

Notification of decision: March

Deposit (to hold place in class): $1,250.00

Orientation/Classes Begin: early August


Each completed application will receive a holistic review based on both academic and non-academic factors. Some considerations include:

• 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, knowledge, and commitment to the veterinary profession

• Written communication skills as seen in a personal statement

• Letters of recommendation submitted via VMCAS


Required undergraduate GPA: 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 completion: All prerequisite courses must be completed with grade of a C- or higher by the end of the Spring 2017 semester. All science prerequisites must have been completed in the last 10 years, or after August 2006.

AP credit policy: AP 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 Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


Course Requirements Semester Hours / Quarter hours
  General Biology with lab   8 / 12
  Genetics   3 / 4
  3 / 4
  Upper Division Science Electives*   8 / 12
  Organic Chemistry with lab   6 / 9
  General Chemistry with lab   8 / 12
  Physics   3 / 4
  English   6 / 9
  Probability and Statistics   3 / 4
  Social and Behavioral Sciences   6 / 9
  Electives   6 / 9

*Upper Division coursework (300 level or higher) including Anatomy, Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Virology


Tuition: $42,252 (subject to change)

As a nonprofit institution, tuition is the same for all LMU-CVM students, regardless of state residency.


Class size: 115

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 15. Exams taken prior to August 2013 will not be accepted. Applicants should schedule the GRE at least 30 days prior to the deadline. For the most current GRE submission information, please see

Additional requirements: All applicants are required to complete the LMU-CVM Supplemental Application found on the LMU-CVM website.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? no


Application deadline: 9/15/2016

Further details about the application process and the LMUCVM program can be found at:

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