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University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine


About the College

The College of Veterinary Medicine was established by an act of the Tennessee Legislature in 1974. The College is part of the University of Tennessee statewide system and is located on the Agricultural Campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Tennessee boasts one of only 28 veterinary colleges in the nation, providing opportunities for Tennessee students, while serving pet owners and the livestock industry as well as protecting public health, enhancing medical knowledge and generating economic benefits to the state and nation.

Medical Services

  • Providing veterinary specialists to private practitioners and citizens
  • Educating specialists to meet tomorrow's needs
  • Advancing medical and surgical knowledge


Community Services

  • Helping K-12 students and nursing home and rehabilitation patients through animal-assisted therapy
  • Assisting Tennessee animal shelters to reduce pet overpopulation
  • Focusing on the relationship between domestic violence and animal abuse

Public Health

  • Educating tomorrow's veterinary public health professionals
  • Training the nation's agricultural industry to improve food safety and security
  • Preventing spread of disease between animals and people

Healthy Herds

  • Educating students to recognize emerging infectious diseases
  • Improving Tennessee's animal agriculture economy
  • Teaching herd health management skills to future veterinarians

Research Benefits

  • Studying dietary compounds that contribute to prevention of cancer in humans
  • Investigating obesity and diabetes to help companion animals and people
  • Developing ways to slow Alzheimer's disease in its early stages by changing the direction of drug treatments

Contact Us


The Clyde M. York Veterinary Medicine Building is located on the Agriculture Campus on Neyland Drive. The entrance to the Ag campus faces the Tennessee River and is about one-half mile south of the intersection of Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive.

Mailing Address
Office of the Dean
University of Tennessee
College of Veterinary Medicine
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387

Administration
Dean's Office (865) 974-7262
Information (865) 974-7263

Web: http://www.vet.utk.edu

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