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Explore CVP During Your Fourth Year at LMU

When you discover your people, everything just clicks. It's why we think your career and our community go hand-in-paw.

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Community Veterinary Partners’ (CVP) mission is to bring joy to families by providing the best care possible to the pets they love. A growing community of animal hospitals, CVP empowers our veterinary professionals by providing unwavering support services that allows them to get back to what they love doing the most – caring for pets. Offering a fast-paced, exciting and true entrepreneurial work environment, CVP is a tight-knit community of veterinary professionals delivering unparalleled patient and client care in atmospheres of uncompromising compassion. Let us help grow your career by experiencing firsthand what it’s like to be part of our growing family of pet people people!

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    we offer a $2000 housing honorarium and housing location assistance.
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    grow your career after graduation with available positions throughout our growing family of more than 125 hospitals.
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    develop relationships with lifelong mentors who can help you grow and explore your career options.
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CVP-LMU Leadership Award

Putting good into the world deserves to be recognized.

So here’s us, recognizing you.

Well done.

Building community through partnerships is kind of our thing. For the past several years Community Veterinary Partners (CVP) has partnered with Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) to support and empower LMU veterinary students to lead the way in the future of pet care. Leadership adds value to the world and inspires others to do the same. It also deserves celebrating and supporting which is why we’re excited to offer a CVP-LMU Leadership Award.

Criteria for Selection

Only LMU-CVM fourth-year students are eligible to apply for the CVP – LMU Leadership Award during the current application period. Students must be in good standing and must intend to pursue a career in small animal practice upon graduation. The ideal candidate will be committed to supporting the CVP mission of bringing joy to families by providing the best care possible to the pets they love. Through clinical work and letters of reference, eligible candidates will be able to demonstrate they have exceptional communication skills with clients and colleagues, exemplary professionalism and an interest in further developing their leadership skills.

Award Recipients (that could be you!)

A fantastic group of mentoring Veterinarians from the CVP community will review all applications and select recipients. In addition to being recognized as a CVP – LMU Leadership Award winner, each student selected will receive $25,000 in tuition assistance from CVP and be offered a two-year employment contract at a mutually agreed upon CVP location (in one of our 125+ hospitals in 17 states! You have your pick of the litter…no pun intended!

Applications will open late Summer 2023

CVP Offers Affiliate Sites with the Following Areas of Interest:
  • Clinical Trial Rotation at our Quakertown location
  • Equine Rotation at our Quakertown location
  • Mixed Animal Rotation at our Quakertown location
  • Small Animal General Practice
  • Small Animal General Practice including exposure to Avian/Exotics/Wildlife
Other CVP Hospitals may be available for student proposed electives. Please contact Dr. Laura Strong if you are interested in a CVP location that does not appear on this list.

hear from others like you
  • "The CVP Student Colleague Program was different from others I had experienced. I was emotionally and financially supported by CVP and they were really connected with me the whole time. Everyone at my hospital site was very accepting and being new, regardless of being a student or not, is scary. You want to feel welcome; you don’t want to feel like you’re in the way or that you’re a burden, and I never felt that way as a CVP Student Colleague. The program was exceptional in many ways, but especially at Chippens Hill where I ..."

    Dr. Amanda DeJesus, Associate Veterinarian Chippens Hill Animal Hospital | Past CVP Student Colleague
  • "When you first graduate, there is much more pressure and stress than anyone expects. Having gained the mentor relationship during my time as a CVP Student Colleague, I felt better prepared for what to expect after graduation. It’s not just about the medicine, but about the personal and emotional support and always having access to the guidance I needed when a challenge arose. Fostering those relationships made my post-grad experience very positive."

    Dr. Rachel Pound, Associate Veterinarian Paradise Animal Hospital | Past CVP Student Colleague
  • "I mainly used the self-guided resources available in the free Ginger app from CVP. I enjoyed all the different modules, and that the app would recommend different ones to me based on what I said I was interested in. Due to the busy schedule of being a vet student, it was nice to have something I could do to better my mental/emotional health that was quick and didn't have to be scheduled, and I’m grateful that CVP made this available to student colleagues."

    Madison Ketchie CVP Student Ambassador | CVP Student Colleague
  • "Being a CVP Student Ambassador, I felt like I had an advantage in the veterinary industry having had the opportunity to meet other vet students, and other CVP veterinarians and executives. It was a great way to connect with people in the industry and classmates at other vet schools as well. I think that one of the biggest things for me though, is that it helped me build confidence and reassured me that I wasn't alone in the veterinary world. People talk about how small the veterinary world is, but in reality, when you're a ..."

    Dr. Casey Hagg former CVP LMU Clinical Affiliate and CVP Student Ambassador
    Liverpool Animal Health Center
Dr. pearson

Dr. Karen Pearson brings a lifelong commitment to the well-being of creatures, furry or otherwise, to her role as Director of University Relations.

As former lead doctor of Paradise Hospital, part of the CVP community, Dr. Pearson now mentors and guides students to reach their fullest potential. She is driven by helping students become the best version of themselves and empowering future veterinarians as they navigate their career paths.

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