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Alumni 2022

Welcome UTCVM Alumni

We are grateful for your support. Alumni are a source of strength and pride for UTCVM and serve as inspiration and mentors for current students. We’d love to have you involved!

Do you have an interest in teaching and mentoring our future veterinarians? Learn more about the VOLVet Volunteer Program.

Help us keep you informed. Please send your updated address and other contact information to us at We’d also love it if you would let us know about any “Class Notes” we can share. Also let us know ideas on how we can serve you better.

Welcome Laura Zimbrick!

Following Kippy Todd’s retirement in early 2022, Laura Zimbrick was named Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations.

“I’ve been serving others in the hospitality field for more than 20 years, and I love that I get to make friends for a living. Most recently, I was the hospitality manager at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, and prior to that I was the corporate & premium partnership manager at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

I have settled in beautiful West Knoxville for the time being with my husband, Brett, and our tuxedo, Grace Knucklehead (we each got to pick a name…we’re not doing that again) while we search for our permanent home. Though I am not an alumna of the University of Tennessee, I have veterinarians and veterinary technicians in my family, and I’m a long-time animal lover (all shapes and sizes!). I’ve never met a veterinarian that I didn’t love; I am in constant awe of your passion and commitment to your field (never mind the boundless knowledge you possess). I do not take lightly the importance of ensuring that as UTCVM alumni, you feel proud of, engaged with, and want to advocate for and support your school.

I’ll be reaching out to all alumni in the near future, and I hope I’m able to visit when your schedule allows. I am genuinely interested in hearing your story and all about your experience with UTCVM. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of service to you in any way. I look forward to meeting you!”

Laura Zimbrick
Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations
UT College of Veterinary Medicine
Institute of Agriculture
2407 River Drive, A301-B1
Knoxville, TN 37996
Tel: 865-974-4340

Laura Zimbrick