(L–R): Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Daemen President Gary A. Olson; and Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine
(L–R): Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Daemen President Gary A. Olson; and Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine
(L–R): Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college; Daemen President Gary A. Olson; and Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of the LMU College of Veterinary Medicine

Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), making it the only program of its kind available at a Buffalo Niagara institution and one of only three in the Northeast. It is the first agreement like this LMU has formed with another institution.

Established in 2014, LMU’s veterinary medicine degree is an emerging program at the well-established institution and one of only 30 DVM programs offered across the U.S. As one of the newest programs in the country, it has received provisional accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Under the agreement, which was launched last fall, Daemen students will attend the Amherst-based college for three years and then advance to the four-year veterinary medicine program at LMU in Harrogate, Tenn. 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 LMU.

The Daemen-LMU joint program was made possible with the generous support of Chason Affinity Companies.