Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
Veterinary professionals who contemplate going back to college — this time to teach — can improve their qualifications through a new online program developed by Lincoln Memorial University.
The master of veterinary education (MVEd) program will be the first of its kind in the United States when it launches in August 2021. The only other such degree is offered at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College.
Lincoln Memorial’s MVEd can be earned within two years.
“Our program provides a strong foundation in the discipline of education for those wishing to acquire a teaching position in a veterinary medical or technology program, or to teach as an adjunct professor,” said Katherine Fogelberg, Ph.D., director of the Center for Innovation in Veterinary Education and Technology at the Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine.
The university noted that a growing job market for veterinarians and veterinary technicians will require more educators.
“With the ever-growing need for qualified veterinarians, we must ask the question, ‘Who will teach the next generation?’” said LMU’s veterinary college dean, Stacy Anderson, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS. “Our program addresses unique challenges faced in veterinary education and prepares future professors in the best way to help budding veterinarians learn in the classroom and the clinic.”
Applications will be accepted starting in January 2021. More information is available at bit.ly/38iZdoI.
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