This article was originally published in the Citizen Tribune, July 1, 2019
From Contributed Reports
Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) recognized Ethos Veterinary Health and the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital (Mass Vet), with the Distinguished Clinical Affiliate Award in recognition of the vital role the clinical partner played in preparing LMU-CVM graduates. Dr. Beth Eisenberg, veterinary criticalist for Ethos Veterinary Health and a veterinarian for Mass Vet, accepted the award at the LMU-CVM Commencement Ceremony on May 18 in Harrogate, Tennessee.
“With our distributive clinical model, we’ve been honored to work with many outstanding veterinarians and veterinary practices,” said LMU-CVM Vice President and Dean Jason Johnson. “Ethos prioritizes education, and we are proud of our partnership with this outstanding organization.”
Ethos owns and operates several practices throughout the United States including Mass Vet, located in Woburn, Massachusetts. Over the last two years, Mass Vet has provided 31 four-week rotations of exceptional clinical and educational experiences for 17 LMU veterinary medicine students. The students who have rotated through Mass Vet rated the experience at the top of all clinical affiliate experiences offered, and students highly recommend this program to future classes.Eisenberg provided the leadership to establish and oversee the Ethos Mass Vet LMU-CVM clinical partnership. She is part of Ethos learning and development team and is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
“Dr. Eisenberg has shown a personal keen interest in the growth and learning of our students, and always welcomes our students to her practice,” said Johnson. “She and her Mass Vet associates have done a wonderful job challenging, educating and preparing each student on their clinical journey and for life post-graduation.”
LMU-CVM’s hybrid distributed community-based educational model allows premier practices and institutions to participate in the education of future graduates. Well-qualified fourth-year veterinary students rotate through select, high-quality clinical affiliate locations where they obtain real-world learning experiences from highly qualified veterinarians. It allows for a mutually beneficial collaborative partnership between the veterinary college and community professionals.