College of Veterinary Medicine News

Smokey Gets Royal Treatment from Vet Med

You may have noticed Smokey sitting out his usually run through the ‘T’ this football season. That’s because he is suffering from an injury. But fear not, Tennessee’s favorite four-legged mascot—along with other animals with orthopedic health needs—has been getting the royal treatment, thanks to the internationally recognized rehabilitation program at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.

State Department Picks UT Researcher as Science Advisor

A UT Knoxville researcher has been tapped to serve the U.S. Department of State as a science advisor in Washington, D.C. Brad Fenwick, a professor of pathobiology in the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow, one of thirteen scientists chosen for 2011.

UT Veterinary School Provides Free Eye Exam for Service Dogs

Parents can usually tell if their children have poor vision. With dogs, though, eyesight has to be “pretty doggone bad” for an owner to notice, so an annual eye exam helps detect problems that might otherwise be overlooked. Last week, the College of Veterinary Medicine at UT Knoxville provided free eye exams for almost twenty service dogs.

UT Knoxville’s Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program in Nation’s Top 10

UT Knoxville’s nuclear engineering graduate program is now a top 10 program, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2011 graduate rankings. The program was ranked ninth in the country, rising three spots from last year. UT’s law, education and logistics programs also were ranked among the best in the nation.

UT Associate Dean Robert Moore Named Executive Director of UT Space Institute

Dr. Robert “Buddy” Moore, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named executive director of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. Moore will begin serving on Jan. 1, 2010. Dr. Stephen Corda, who has been serving in the role as interim associate vice president and chief operating officer since July, will return to his faculty and research post at the institute.

Vet Med Hosts Howl-A-Ween Dog Jog Oct. 24

Could your cat stand to lose a few pounds? Is your dog a bit plump? Do you want to learn some fun ways to get your pet in shape? Students at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine have organized a One Health Challenge: Obesity Awareness event, “Howl-A-Ween Dog Jog,” for families and their pets. The event is designed to draw attention to health risks of obesity in both people and pets. The free event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at Adair Park, 1807 Adair Drive.

New Veterinary Service Available for UT Employees and Students

The UT College of Veterinary Medicine has opened a Small Animal Community Practice for UT employees, retirees and students. Unlike the college’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital specialty services, the Community Practice doesn’t require a veterinary referral, and can serve as a client’s regular veterinary clinic. UT employees and students receive a 10% discount on office visits to the Community Practice.