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Lincoln Memorial expands veterinary facilities

Lecture halls, laboratories and classrooms, as well as the dean’s office, are inside a new 85,000-square-foot building.

Lincoln Memorial expands veterinary facilities
A ribbon-cutting is held outside the College of Veterinary Medicine Building, which was under construction for about 18 months.

Lincoln Memorial University has completed construction of a three-story, 85,000-square-foot building that will serve the College of Veterinary Medicine on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.

A ribbon-cutting held May 3 brought together university officials and dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, DVM.

The building houses two large lecture halls, 24 communications laboratories, simulation laboratories, basic and clinical sciences classrooms, study rooms, student break areas, offices, the dean’s suite and the Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia.

“Secretary Perdue, a former farmer, agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator and governor of Georgia, toured the new facility, met with a small group of students and alumni, assisted with the ribbon-cutting and delivered the first lecture in the new building during his visit,” the university reported. “Prior to his lecture, Perdue was presented with an honorary doctor of veterinary medicine degree.”

The College of Veterinary Medicine also operates in Ewing, Virginia, the site of DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center.

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