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At UTCVM we are all about animal, human and public health. We invite you to partner with us to help provide scholarships to educate the next generations of veterinary professionals; to purchase specialized, contemporary equipment for our four hospitals (companion animal, exotics, equine and farm animal); to expand and renovate our hospitals; to help perform clinical trials to develop new treatments and improve the quality of life for animals; to help us recruit and retain the best faculty; and to help us provide for everything needed for excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Like you, we love our animals whether they are large or small. Each animal that comes into our lives makes a difference. You can, too. Leave a legacy for the future by making a gift to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Thank you!

James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Meet Laura Zimbrick

Laura Zimbrick was named Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations in early 2022 and promoted to Director of Advancement in February 2023. Madeline Shelley is UTCVM’s Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving.

Laura Zimbrick profile wearing a black blazer and teal shirt

“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 with my husband, Brett, and our matching cat and dog, Grace Knucklehead and Molly.

I am honored to serve the faculty, staff, and students of UTCVM as well as the grateful clients who wish to thank them by supporting our mission. Contact me to learn how I can help you fulfill your dreams of giving back and cementing your legacy with UTCVM.”


If you would like more information about ways to support UTCVM through outright gifts of cash and securities, real estate and personal property, wills and bequests, or have questions about life income (planned gifts such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, deferred charitable gift annuities, retained life estates and charitable lead trusts), please don’t hesitate to reach out to Laura.

  • Laura Zimbrick
  • Director of Advancement
  • UTIA Advancement
  • UT College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2407 River Drive, Suite A301
  • Knoxville, TN 37996
  • P: 865.974.4340

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