Dean’s Message

Welcome to Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM)!

It’s not often a dean has an opportunity to launch a new college of veterinary medicine. In fact, it has happened only 30 times in the USA, in history. It is my honor to have that distinction.

LMU was founded as a direct outcome of Abraham Lincoln’s vision. Some historians also attribute the establishment of veterinary colleges in the U.S. to President Lincoln. Hence, it is fitting that there should be a College of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln’s University.

The LMU-CVM has made major strides and achieved American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) provisional accreditation when classes started in August 2014. The profession has declared that it needs new models of veterinary education. We have developed one of these models, which we believe will meet this need with efficiency and high quality. We are proud of our innovative approach to education, and our world class faculty and facilities.

We are located in beautiful Cumberland Gap, adjacent to a national park! It is a safe and inexpensive place to live, and our tuition is very competitive.

Our primary focus is on students and quality education. We emphasize basic sciences, clinical skills, professional development, and cost effectiveness. Our students will be practice-ready veterinarians when they graduate from LMU-CVM.

I invite you to visit our campus and watch our progress.



Glen F. Hoffsis, Dean