Elizabeth Johnson Million, ‘16

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Category: Award Winners

2020 College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumna — First Decade Achievement

Elizabeth Million

Elizabeth Johnson Million, ‘16, is the recipient of the First Decade Achievement Award. She is the assistant director of outreach and engagement for the International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA), the organization responsible for the creation and administration of the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).

Million grew up riding horses, participating in 4-H, and exploring the mountains of Cocke County, Tennessee. She often joined her father, a physician, on house calls for his homebound patients and knew that she wanted to help people and animals in her career.

After graduating from UTCVM, she started as an associate veterinarian at a busy small animal practice outside Houston, Texas.

She then jumped back into the academic world and served in a unique role as the first assistant dean of student success at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. Million worked to promote individual student success and wellness initiatives for the CVM, as well as focus on early academic intervention and collaboration between academic counselors, mental health counselors, student tutors, and faculty advisors and course directors.

In 2019, Million moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with the ICVA to create a role centered around improving the NAVLE and assessment-related outreach for all students and stakeholders. Million also works as an associate veterinarian with Lap of Love, providing in-home end-of-life and veterinary hospice care for families in Georgia.Million enjoys staying involved with the Veterinary Leadership Initiative (VLI), honing her communication and group facilitation skills.

Million is married to A.J., has two dogs (Gunner and Daisy) and a cat (Purrlie).