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A signature moment for Lincoln Memorial

An 85,000-square-foot veterinary academic building is about a year away from completion.

A signature moment for Lincoln Memorial
Dr. Jason Johnson, left, dean of the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, leaves his signature alongside university board chairman Dr. Pete DeBusk.

Lincoln Memorial University held a beam-signing ceremony Dec. 9 at the site of an 85,000-square-foot building that will serve the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The three-story building, which is under construction on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, is expected to be completed by January 2019. It will contain:

  • Two large lecture halls.
  • 24 communications laboratories.
  • Simulation laboratories.
  • Basic and clinical sciences classrooms.
  • Study rooms.
  • Student break areas.
  • Student and academic service offices.
  • Clinical relations offices.
  • The deans’ suite.
  • Research space for the Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia.

“We’ve been planning the design of this new building for so long, and now we are getting to watch our vision become a reality, and it’s exciting,” said the college’s dean and vice president, Jason Johnson, DVM, MS, DACT.

“This new facility marks a milestone in the history of the college, and partnered with our DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center in Ewing, Virginia, will be an incredible asset to our students, faculty and staff as we continue to grow over the next decade.”

More than 300 students are enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine, which will graduate its first class in 2019.

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