College of Veterinary Medicine News

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.

Expert on Infectious Disease to Give Campus Talk April 9

In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 6-12), the University of Tennessee Public Health Program and the College of Veterinary Medicine have worked together to bring Marguerite Pappaioanou, a internationally recognized expert on infectious disease epidemiology, to campus Thursday, April 9.