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Premier Vetcare 

Becomes Teaching Affiliate for

LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine

Harrogate, Tennessee, September 19, 2014 –Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) has announced that Premier Vetcare in Smyrna, Tennessee, has qualified to become a member partner of the LMU-CVM Community-Based Veterinary Teaching Hospital system.

Premier Vetcare now becomes one of an exclusive group of qualified clinical course sites in which LMU-CVM fourth-year veterinary students will spend rotations gaining supervised quality clinical experience. Community-based education allows for a mutually beneficial, collaborative partnership between the veterinary college and quality community veterinary professionals. Premier Vetcare met all facility, equipment, medical care and leadership standards necessary to join the Community-Based Veterinary Teaching Hospital system. 

“My staff and I are so humbled that our dedication to quality affordable veterinary care, and our desire to train and mentor veterinary students has been recognized by Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine.  We are excited to help train the future of our profession, providing them the clinical experiences and mentoring to ensure they find success within the veterinary profession,”  said Dr. Michael Hatcher, Hospital Administrator and owner of Premier VetCare.    

 “Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to enter into this partnership with Premier Vetcare and looks forward to many years working together to graduate confident, compassionate and competent new veterinarians,” said Dr. Glenn Hoffsis, dean of LMU-CVM.

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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

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