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USask alumna Dr. Stacy Anderson and Beau Rouge, her 11-year-old Canadian warmblood gelding. Photo courtesy of LMU/Dr. Anderson.

USask alumna new dean of Tennessee vet college

Dr. Stacy (Thacker) Anderson, an alumna of the University of Saskatchewan (USask), is the new dean of Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) in Harrogate, Tenn.

Anderson’s appointment as the college’s dean became effective on Aug. 4. She joined the LMU-CVM in 2015 as an associate professor of large animal surgery and has served as the college's associate dean for academic affairs as well as director of large animal clinical skills. Anderson steps into the role formerly held by Dr. Jason Johnson.

“I am honoured and humbled to serve as the next dean of the LMU-CVM,” said Anderson in a LMU news release. “As I move into this new role, I plan to continue Dr. Johnson’s vision forward to be a leader in bringing innovation to veterinary medical education.”

Anderson earned her veterinary degree at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed two clinical internships before coming to Saskatchewan. During her time on the USask campus, she completed a large animal surgical residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) and became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2013.

Anderson stayed on at the WCVM to complete her PhD degree in 2015, with her research focusing on evaluating equine neutrophil lifespan in inflammatory conditions.

While at the WCVM, Anderson won numerous awards for her research efforts including the WCVM Equine Health Research Fund Graduate Student Award (2011 and 2014) and the Vétoquinol Graduate Student Award for Research in Anaesthesia (2013). 

Click here to read the full LMU news article by Summer Martin. 

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