May 13, 2015 – The Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) is proud to announce that Dr. John Dascanio, professor of theriogenology has been
selected as the next Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for LMU-CVM. Dr. Dascanio assumed his new role on April 1, 2015.
“I am honored to work with a great team of educators at Lincoln Memorial University. We are providing an innovative curriculum within Appalachia that will utilize the best in clinical skills training,” said Dascanio. “It is extremely exciting to help develop the curriculum of the 30th Veterinary College in the United States.”
Dr. Dascanio joined Lincoln Memorial University as a professor of theriogenology and director of large animal clinical skills in August 2014. He has over 25 years of educational experience with veterinary colleges, over $500,000 in sponsored research, is the primary or co-author of over 40 peer reviewed articles, has authored over 70 book chapters and was co-editor of the textbook Equine Reproductive Procedures. Dr. Dascanio also received teaching awards from his time as a tenured associate professor at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Dascanio has held several previous leadership roles which include:
• President of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners
• Director of Large Animal Clinical Skills at Lincoln Memorial University
• Director of the Large Animal Research Park at Ross University
• Executive board member of the American College of Theriogenologists
• Board member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner
• Faculty Association president at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and Ross University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
“Dr. Dascanio is an excellent addition to my leadership team,” said LMU-CVM Dean Glen Hoffsis, DVM, MS, DACVIM. “He is an outstanding administrator with proven experience in curriculum development, student performance and organized veterinary medicine. I am confident that his diverse skills and experience will enhance the education of our student body.”
Dr. Dascanio received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and completed his internship and residency at Cornell University. Subsequently, he became board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine).
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn., with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Va. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s Division of Health Sciences and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.