College of Veterinary Medicine News

UT Celebrates Morrill Act, 150 Years of Land-Grant Universities

Left to right, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek, UT Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington, and UT System President Joe DiPietro dedicated a plaque commemorating the passing of the Morrill Act at the university's annual Ag Day celebration.

The university commemorated the 150th anniversary of the establishment of public land-grant universities on Saturday, November 3, during the annual Ag Day celebration. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant College Act of 1862, providing federal funds to establish many of America’s public colleges and universities to teach agriculture and the mechanical arts to all.

WBIR: Expansion of Vet Medical Center to open soon at UT


Thanks to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s new expansion project, UT will soon provide many veterinary services that aren’t found anywhere else in the state. The new center will feature an in-ground, underwater treadmill; an orthopedic diagnostics center; and a new imaging center with Spiral CT and MRI access for both large and small animals.

UT Releases National Report on Challenges Facing Research Universities

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UT is familiar with trying to doing more with less. UT is striving to become a Top 25 research institution with less state and federal funds to do it. It is not alone. A study led by UT’s Brad Fenwick released today outlines critical challenges facing US research universities and makes suggestions for continued success.

Three College of Veterinary Medicine Grads Join Army Veterinary Corps

After devoting four years to completing their degrees within the College of Veterinary Medicine, three graduates will segue into a life of service. Renee Womack, Peggy Hsu, and Whitney Vickery are graduating this week as doctors of veterinary medicine and will then join the ranks of the US Army Veterinary Corps.

WBIR-TV: Elizabeth Strand discusses animal hoarding

Elizabeth Strand, director of the Veterinary Social Work program in the College of Veterinary Medicine, appeared on WBIR-TV to discuss the growing problem of animal hoarding—the hoarding of unmaintainable numbers of animals by someone who, according to Strand, may be coping with some form of trauma.

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.