April 23, 2015 – Harrogate, Tennessee April 23, 2015– Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) signed a memorandum of agreement on April 20 with Daemen College in Amherst, New York to offer an accelerated program that would allow students from Daemen College to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at LMU-CVM. It is the first formal agreement like this that LMU-CVM has established with another institution.
The memorandum of agreement was officially signed by LMU-CVM Dean and Vice President Glen F. Hoffsis, DVM, MS, Daemen President Gary A. Olson, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. The accelerated program will be launched in fall 2015.
“We are excited to enter into this agreement with Daemen College,” said Hoffsis. “LMU is proud of its new College of Veterinary Medicine and we are pleased to provide an opportunity for Daemen students to follow their dream of becoming a veterinarian.”
Under the agreement, Daemen students will attend the Amherst-based college for three years and then apply to advance to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at LMU in Harrogate, Tennessee. Upon completion of their first year at LMU, students will earn a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Daemen and continue with their veterinary studies that will lead to a DVM from Lincoln Memorial University.
LMU and Daemen College are institutions known for having robust, high quality programs in the health professions. In addition to its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, LMU offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and several other health care professional tracks.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary medicine employment is expected to have a steady growth, with the greatest increase in farm medical care and in federal government in the areas of food safety, animal health and public health.
“We are thrilled to establish this joint effort with Lincoln Memorial University and to implement our shared vision to expand educational offerings that utilize the expertise and resources of both our institutions,” said Olson. “With this dual degree program, we’ve created an attractive new option for college students in the Buffalo Niagara region who aspire to have a career in veterinary medicine.”
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia 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.
About Daemen College
Daemen College is a thriving private college located in Amherst, New York. With nearly 3,000 students, the college provides an outstanding balance between a strong liberal arts foundation and solid career preparation set in a student-centered learning environment. Daemen is known for its exceptional undergraduate degree programs and widely acclaimed graduate programs, including in the areas of health sciences, visual and performing arts, education, and social work. Visit daemen.edu for more information.