HARROGATE, Tenn. — Kristi Saalweachter Mason of East Bend received her white coat at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM)’s White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2019. The ceremony was held on the LMU main campus in Harrogate on Oct. 3.
Mason is a first-year veterinary medicine student at LMU-CVM. Prior to enrolling at LMU-CVM, Mason attended Appalachian State University.
The White Coat Ceremony serves to symbolize the pathway toward becoming a doctor, including the knowledge and professionalism students will acquire. The ceremony also enables the College of Veterinary Medicine to affirm its commitment to providing the education and training necessary to help each student achieve his or her professional goals.
LMU-CVM is one of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, and one of only two in the state of Tennessee. LMU-CVM’s highly competitive program received a total of 654 applicants. Of the 100 new students offered seats in the Class of 2019, 17 percent are male and 83 percent are female. The students of the Class of 2019 come from 26 different states, and twenty-five percent of the students come from the Appalachian region.
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 medical programs 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.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected]