SplitterSpots - LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty Spotlight P.1
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Prior to Arrival P.2
VMTRC Update P.3
Digital Textbooks P.4
Upcoming Events P.6
Congratulations Class of 2018, the class color you voted on is Teal Green from Adar Medical Uniforms!
The countdown continues, two months until our inaugural class begins!
Check out vetmed.LMUnet.edu for the latest on what is happening here at LMU-CVM!
For more information and updates make sure you like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LMUCVM
and follow us on twitter @LMU_CVM
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]
LMU-CVM FACULTY SPOT
Dr. Jeff Phillips, DVM, MSpVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Phillips is the Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine (Oncology and Medical Genetics) for the LMUCVM and is the head oncologist at the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Knoxville, TN.
Dr. Phillips graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1992. He then attended
Tufts University, completing a combined PhD (Medical Genetics) and DVM program at the Sackler School of
Biomedical Sciences and the Veterinary School, respectively. In 2001, Dr. Phillips attended NC State
University for a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. In 2002, he began a residency in
medical oncology while simultaneously completing his master’s in preventive veterinary medicine.
After completing his specialty training in 2005, Dr. Phillips accepted a position as an assistant professor of
oncology and medical genetics at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. There, he served as
director of clinical research from 2009 – 2011 while running the college’s medical oncology teaching and clinical program.
In 2011, he accepted a clinical position as head of oncology at the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center, where he has focused
on clinical practice. Throughout his career, Dr. Phillips has also upheld the importance of teaching and research. At LMU since
2011, he hopes to continue research for his specialized field, recruit strong faculty members to run an oncology program and create
a robust curriculum for budding young veterinarians.
Dr. Phillips lives on a 20-acre farm in Mascot, Tenn., with his wife, two sons and daughter, nine cats, four dogs and 18 horses, one
of which was a rescue blood donor horse.
Prior to Arrival
LMU works with Certified Background to manage the completion of certain requirements.
Please view the document “Certified Background Account Information for CVM Students” on
your Pathway Team Site for how to create an account with Certified Background. We
encourage you to start this process as soon as possible as some of the vaccination series take
a few months to complete.
We've compiled some apps
that you may find helpful as
you are working through
classes, clinic rotations, or
studying for the NAVLE!
You will need to register your vehicle prior to arriving on campus. You can do so by logging in
to your Pathway Team Site “LMU-CVM c/o 2018,” filling out and returning the correct form.
You will receive your parking pass at orientation.
Facebook Group: LMU-CVM Inaugural Class of 2018
This is a veterinary medical school group for those who are members of Lincoln Memorial
University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Inaugural 2018 Class.
Disclaimer: This group is not an official group sponsored by Lincoln Memorial UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine. It is entirely student-run.
LMU-CVM FAMILY PET SPOT
My nickname is Buddy. I can’t wait to see the new class! I love company almost as much as
I love traveling. There are so many things to do here in Harrogate. You’re going to love the
tasty drive-through restaurants. Try the chicken
strips….they are grrrrreat! I hope I see everyone on
the hiking trails in Cumberland Gap or maybe we can
walk to the Gap from LMU, get ice cream and wade
the creek this summer. I‘m really tough and can
watch out for everybody… especially those nasty cats!
My body guard Audrey has good treats and I have her
wrapped so all you have to do is get here soon.
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LMU-CVM CLASSMATE SPOT
Hello everyone! My name is Carl Smola. I was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and moved around quite a bit before settling down in the small town
of Eufaula, Ala. Growing up my family was definitely a dog family, never having less than at least three dogs (mostly golden retrievers) and
always a few cats. My surprisingly spry 13-year-old golden will be making the trek with me in August. Like most of you, I have wanted to be a
veterinarian for longer than I can remember. I graduated high school in 2007 and went on to attend Auburn University (War Eagle!) for an
undergrad in Animal Sciences and graduate school after. In 2013 I earned my master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Herd Health Management. I now currently work as a research associate for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of my tenure at
Auburn I have worked for multiple companion animal vets as well as large animal veterinarians. My master’s research focused on using the natural behaviors of dairy cattle to make dairy farm management as a
whole more efficient. As I mentioned earlier, I now work under several large animal veterinarians at the
Auburn University CVM. My research consists mostly entirely of working with several breeds of draft horses.
Based on these experiences I know that I am willing to work with almost every animal but one day would
like to own a small animal practice. I have also considered several residencies after completing the DVM
program. I recently got engaged to a girl way better than I deserve and she will be moving to Harrogate
once she finishes grad school in December. I enjoy almost any sport, especially golf, soccer and, most importantly, college football. I also thoroughly enjoy traveling and snow skiing and I am looking forward to
finally living somewhere relatively close to the mountains. I am beyond excited to start the next chapter of
my life at LMU and I cannot wait to meet everyone in August.
LMU Veterinary Medicine Digital Book Package – Fall 2014
Dear Incoming Veterinary Medicine Students:
Technology is becoming a bigger and bigger part of health care practice, and health care education is following suit. In order to more
effectively leverage technology in your courses and offer you a better educational experience, we decided to offer you a digital textbook
bundle for the fall semester. The textbooks and electronic course materials that we require for our program play an important role in
your education and in your ultimate success in school and beyond. However, we also know that they can be expensive - especially in the
first semester when you need to purchase so many items at once.
To help you save money, we have partnered with Elsevier to create special packages of the course materials
required for class. This is a
unique offer just for our students. We realize that you may or may not have used digital text books before, so we wanted to share some
information with you to make sure you have all the facts:
These digital books will be available on Pageburst, an educational platform from Elsevier, one of our health science publishers.
You do not need an e-reader to access Pageburst. Your Pageburst books can be downloaded on your Mac or PC, as well as on your
Apple or Android mobile device or tablet. You can also access Pageburst in the library, computer lab, or anywhere you go online.
(Access three unique ways for each student)
These digital books come with lifetime access to your course content on Pageburst.
You can make notes and create highlights throughout your books.
Unlike your print books, you can easily share your notes and highlights with your peers and your instructors will also be sharing some
of their notes via this platform.
Also unlike your print books, the digital books are highly searchable – you can search for topics or terms throughout all of your books
at one time.
The digital books are also very portable. So instead of having to carry around heavy textbooks everywhere you go, you can bring your
laptop, mobile phone, or tablet and all your books will be available.
Lastly, in an effort to keep textbook prices down, when you buy your Pageburst eBook bundle, you’ll save 40% on the eBooks as
well as a discounted price on the one printed text book in the bundle.
A representative from Elsevier will be16.
presenting the functionality of the digital books during orientation.
Learn more about the digital eBooks
Each bundle includes the following:
Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians, 10th Edition - eBook
Guide to the Dissection of the Dog, 7th Edition – Print & eBook
Evans, de Lahunta
Human-Animal Medicine, 1st Edition - eBook
Physiology, 5th Edition - eBook
Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, 4th Edition - eBook
Dyce, Sack ,Wensing
Textbook of Veterinary Histology, 1st Edition - eBook
Log in to your Pathway Teamsite to purchase.
1st Year Veterinary Student
LMU-CVM CLASSMATE SPOT
Before we know it we will all be sitting in our veterinary classes and studying countless hours.
But before then, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah Morehouse and I am from
the small town of Wingdale, N.Y. My interest in the veterinary field started as a young girl
visiting my uncle's dairy farm in Vermont. Immediately after graduating with my bachelor's
degree in veterinary technology, I began working at a busy small animal hospital. Getting
clinical experience and working as an urgent care tech has definitely prepared me for vet
school. For the past couple years I have been involved with a Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR)
program through a local shelter. Through LMU I am hoping to give back to animal shelters in East Tennessee and
beyond. A few of my hobbies include go carting, beagling, watching sports, listening to music and of course shopping! I can't wait to meet you guys in August and begin this journey together! And just for the record... what kind of
New Yorker would I be if I didn't love the New York Yankees!
LMU-CVM CLASSMATE SPOT
The offer of a seat in
our program is
and providing all
Hello fellow classmates, My name is Fallon Newell and I was born in Brevard,
N.C., a tiny town in Western North Carolina. I graduated from Berry College in
Rome, Ga., in December of 2013 with a BS in Animal Science. My love affair
with veterinary medicine started quite young. When I was four my parents
made the "mistake" of getting two spring lambs with plans to slaughter in the
fall so they did not have to mow as much. However, in the process they took
me and my younger sister to a sheep show; when the lambs arrived my first
question was, "When do I get to show my sheep?" We quickly
purchased a starter flock of Romney sheep and it took off from there; the original spring lambs died at the
ripe old age of eleven and thirteen. Eighteen years after the purchase of the original lambs my family has a
flock of over 100, a small herd of commercial cattle, nine dogs, two cats and a horse! I got a lot of hands-on
experience, especially with the sheep growing up. Working with my
own animals I fell in love with the field of veterinary medicine. My
experience with the farm has always led me towards the path of production medicine especially in the Appalachian region where production vets are few and far between. I'm excited to join the inaugural
class at LMU and will be moving with my Australian Shepherd, Copper,
who is crazy and takes up most of my time! See you in August!
June 13-15, 2014
Mountain Heritage Literary Festival
update us with your
Please plan to join us in Harrogate for the 9th Annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival.
We are planning a great weekend, and I promise you will want to be here.
grades and official
Novelist and noted short story writer George Singleton will serve as our 2014 keynote
transcripts as soon
as they are available.
speaker. We’re delighted to bring him to Lincoln Memorial University.
June 21, 2014
Cumberland Gap, TN
The Cumberland Mountain Music Show
The Cumberland Mountain Music Show featuring the Music and Heritage of Mountain
People will be in the LMU- Cumberland Gap Convention Center.
June 22-27, 2014
Cumberland Gap, TN
Arts in the Gap Acoustic Music Week
SplitterSpots Issue 07 June 2014
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