LMU-CVM Mission Statement

The mission of Lincoln Memorial University-Richard A. Gillespie College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare veterinary professionals who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to attain optimal health for people, animals, and our environment within the Appalachian region and beyond. The mission is achieved by: 

  • Investing in quality academic programs supported by excellent faculty, facilities, technology, and partnerships 

  • Serving the health and wellness needs of all animal species within the Appalachian region and beyond with an emphasis on One Health 

  • Providing quality research opportunities for students and faculty in animal health, One Health, and veterinary education 

  • Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, and service  

  • Promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by actively addressing systemic barriers, fostering a sense of belonging, and cultivating an environment where all individuals thrive and reach their full potential.