University of Lynchburg will hold its annual Veterans Day service to celebrate those who have served faithfully in the armed forces on November 11, 2016 with guest speaker Eileen Jenkins ’96, DVM, MS; Major, U.S. Army, an Army Veterinary Corps Officer.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. in the Snidow Chapel. Following the service, attendees will gather in front of the chapel for a group photo before going to a luncheon at 11 a.m. in the West Room in Drysdale Student Center.
Veterans should reserve seats by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 434.544.8293 or emailing .
A native of Boston Massachusetts, Dr. Jenkins received her biology degree from University of Lynchburg and in 1997 she received her commission from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School. Dr. Jenkins left active duty in 2002 and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University. She returned to active duty in 2006 when she completed her doctorate. In 2014, Dr. Jenkins completed a residency training program in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University where she also earned her master’s degree in biomedical sciences.
From 1997 to 2002 Dr. Jenkins served as a chemical officer for the U.S. Army stationed in Korea, Fort Bragg, Fort Drum, and Kosovo. Until 2004, she worked as an intern in the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Emergency Programs Division. Today, she serves as a Veterinary Corps Officer of the U.S. Army and as a relief veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital.
Dr. Eileen Jenkins has earned awards and honors from Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and NCAA Division III Academic All-American.