Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Eighty-seven new veterinarians will begin launching their careers when they graduate May 19 from the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The students made up the inaugural class when they started their studies four years ago in Harrogate, Tennessee. About 30 percent have accepted job offers in the Appalachian region, the university reported.
“Our first graduation day has been our most anticipated event since we opened our doors in 2014,” said the college’s dean, Jason Johnson, DVM, MS, DACT. “We congratulate our inaugural class members and wish them well in their careers.
“Our students have spent the last four years serving both people and animals in our community and beyond,” he said. “I am anxious to see the impact our students will continue to have in the diverse fields of veterinary medicine in our region, in our country and around the world.”
More than 400 veterinary students are enrolled at Lincoln Memorial, one of 30 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States.