Dr. Jim Thompson, Dean
Welcome to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine website. I have been the dean of this college since 2008 and have come to cherish our students, staff, and faculty as family. I’m glad you’re here and hope you enjoy browsing through the site and learning about our people, the veterinary profession, and what the UT CVM can offer.
COVID-19 has created many obstacles for the college to navigate, but our people have never waivered in their dedication and passion to provide a stellar medical education to our students, who, in turn, have proved their resilience as they have adapted to changes necessary to protect everyone’s safety.
Once you’ve explored our website, I hope you will gain an appreciation of our professional curriculum; please understand, however, that the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree isn’t handed to anyone—it must be earned. I’m proud of the camaraderie that exists among our students and the supportive culture provided by our college to help ensure student success. Our people make our college and Veterinary Medical Center a wonderful educational environment.
Thank you for your interest in our college and the veterinary profession. We take great pride in knowing that today’s graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine are ready to face a multitude of emerging challenges and opportunities.
Sincerely, Dean Thompson