College of Veterinary Medicine News

Suspense Author to Graduate from UT Forensic Odontology Program

Alana Joy Scudiere has written about crimes and mysteries for years, but she will soon have a hand in solving them. A published suspense novelist, she is one of the first three graduates of the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Human Identification program.

Veterinary College Offers Spring Pet Memorial Celebration

In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and deceased, Veterinary Social Work at the College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its Spring Pet Memorial Celebration 6:00–8:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Sequoyah Room.

Going the Extra Mile: Vet Med Spotlights Biskup, Tolbert

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Jeff Biskup and Katie Tolbert are the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty being honored for “Going the Extra Mile” for their students. An assistant professor and small-animal internist, Tolbert works to learn more about animal diseases and new safe treatment options. Although Biskup’s clinical interest is in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, within a span of four days, the assistant professor could be on clinicals with students, performing surgery, talking to animal owners, or conducting research.

Chili the Border Collie Helps Students Relax at School

The News Sentinel recently published a story about Chili, an 8-year-old Border Collie mix, who serves in the Gresham Middle School counseling office. Chili is part of H.A.B.I.T., Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee, a program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at UT that brings animal-assisted therapy and visitation programs to facilities including area schools.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Veterinary Externship Program

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The summer semester Veterinary Externship Program provides sophomore veterinary students and fifth-semester professional students an opportunity to work directly with more than a dozen private veterinary practices in East Tennessee. The program also provides community veterinarians the opportunity to enhance their veterinary knowledge through interaction with the college and students.

Dogs in Courts Initiative Gets WBIR Spotlight

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WBIR highlighted an initiative of Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee, a program created in the College of Veterinary Medicine, to have dogs available as comfort to children that come into Knox County Juvenile Court.

Faculty Trailblazers: Veterinary Medicine Spotlights McCormick, Reed

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Karen McCormick, clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine and neonatology in Large Animal Clinical Services, and Robert Reed, associate professor in the department of biomedical and diagnostic sciences, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Veterinary Medicine.