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Small Animal Program

Hazel Carney, DVM

WestVet Emergency and Specialty Center  /  Garden City, ID

As a long-time veterinary technician turned cat-only practitioner, Dr. Carney has cared for cats for over 40 years. She graduated from Colorado State University with an MS in Physiology and Biophysics and a DVM. She opened a feline exclusive practice in 1981.  She and her husband reported the first case of the virus that causes Bowen’s disease (warts) in cats. She was an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University Veterinary School. In 1986 she started providing radio-iodine therapy for hyperthyroid cats.  For the past 24 years she has been a feline medicine and behavior clinician at a referral clinic in Idaho and has operated an I-131 treatment facility in Oregon.  In 2014 the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association named her Veterinarian of the Year.  She currently serves as Chair of the AAFP Guidelines Committee and has been a Co-chair or panelist on 6 of the Guideline publications.  Besides the health care of cats, her passions are her husband of 38 years, their daughter, their critters and their ranch in Idaho.

Walter Clark, DVM

Grassmere Animal Hospital  /  Nashville, TN

Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 with his DVM.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, past president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and consultant to the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Robert DuFort, DVM

IDEXX  /  Westbrook, ME

Dr. DuFort received his DVM from the University of California, Davis, in 1980.  He completed internships in small animal medicine and surgery at Sacramento Animal Medical, followed by a small animal internal medicine residency at Cornell University and residencies in clinical pathology, microbiology and pathology at University of California, Davis.  He joined Consolidated Veterinary Diagnostics as chief clinical pathologist and was the clinical laboratory director for 10 year.  Dr. DuFort is currently a senior Field Medical Specialists with IDEXX.  His interests are general internal medicine and endocrinology.  He is a contributing author of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

John Dunn, DVM

TN Department of Health  /  Nashville, TN

Dr. John Dunn, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, attended Louisiana State University where he obtained a BS in Zoology in 1991.  After completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he spent three years in mixed animal veterinary practice at The Animal Center, Inc. in Zachary, Louisiana.  Dr. Dunn completed a PhD in veterinary medical sciences (Epidemiology and Community Health) at Louisiana State University in 2003.  Dr. Dunn conducted collaborative research with USDA-ARS focused on the pre-harvest epidemiology of Shiga-toxigenic E. coli in ruminants.  Dr. Dunn received a commission in the U.S. Public Health Service and joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 2003 where he worked in the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch FoodNet/NARMS group as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer.  Dr. Dunn’s responsibilities included response to national and international requests involving foodborne and diarrheal disease surveillance, investigation of foodborne and diarrheal disease outbreaks and consultation regarding the recognition, management, and epidemiologic investigation of botulism.  After four years with CDC, Dr. Dunn joined the Tennessee Department of Health as Director of Foodborne, Vectorborne, and Zoonotic Diseases.  He currently services as the Deputy State Epidemiologist and State Public Health Veterinarian.

Valerie Fadok, DVM

Zoetis Petcare  /  Bellaire, TX

Dr. Valerie Fadok received her DVM from Washington State University in 1978, after which she did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group.  A residency in veterinary dermatology followed at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Fadok became board-certified in 1982.  She earned a PhD in Experimental Pathology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences center in 1991.  Dr. Fadok has worked on faculty at University of Tennessee, the University of Florida, Texas A & M University, and National Jewish Medical and Research Center.  Prior to joining Zoetis in 2016, she worked in private specialty practices as dermatologist in Colorado and Texas.  Dr. Fadok has lectured internationally, nationally, and locally on subjects relating to veterinary skin disease, immunology, and inflammation, and was a dermatology consultant on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).  She received the ACVD Award of Excellence in 2010, and the Frank Kral Award in 2018.

Stephen Galloway, DVM

Animal Care Hospital  /  Oakland, TN

Dr. Stephen Galloway received his BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Following military service, Dr. Galloway attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his DVM in 1996.  He is an Equine Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and is 1 of 4 Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College with board-certification in both the Equine and the Small Animal/Non-SpeciesSpecific Dentistry Specialties.

Dr. Galloway opened Animal Care Hospital (a mixed animal practice) in 2001 and reorganized as Animal Dental Care Specialists in 2017.  He specializes in providing diagnostic and treatment services related to dental, orofacial, and sinonasal diseases in small, large, and exotic species.

He is a past-President of the TVMA and currently serves as President of the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.  Dr. Galloway was named TN Practitioner of the Year in 2012 and received the TVMA Distinguished Service Award in 2017.

Doug Knueven, DVM

Beaver Animal Clinic / Beaver, PA

Dr. Knueven graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He is the owner and medical director of Beaver Animal Clinic where he has been practicing integrative veterinary medicine since 1995. He employs multiple treatment modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic, nutrition, and supplements, as well as Western medicine. He is certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, and veterinary Chinese herbology. Dr. Knueven has written two books so far; Stand by Me: A Holistic Handbook for Animals, Their People and the Lives They Share Together, and The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog. He speaks nationally and internationally at veterinary conferences on many topics within the field of veterinary holistic medicine.

Dianne Mawby, DVM

University of Tennessee CVM  /  Knoxville, TN

Dr. Dianne Mawby is a 1986 graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan in Canada.  She completed a small animal internship and a small animal medicine residency with a Master of Veterinary Science at the WCVM.  Dr. Mawby is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  She has been employed by the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine since 1991 and has enjoyed working with both the internal medicine service and the daytime emergency service.

Marc Seitz, DVM

Mississippi State University CVM  / Mississippi State, MS

Dr. Seitz is an assistant clinical professor at Mississippi State University (MSU).  He graduated from Centennial Highschool in Franklin, TN and still considers Middle Tennessee his home away from home!  After high school, he earned both his B.S. in biochemistry and his DVM from MSU.  After graduation, he spent 8 years in private practice as both a general practitioner and emergency clinician prior to returning to MSU.  In 2014, he earned Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline).  In addition to clinical practice, he thoroughly enjoys teaching, with the ultimate goal of translating sound medical practices and current veterinary literature into useful clinical skills.  His passion for teaching has been recognized through the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teaching Award (2016).  Professional interests include feline urethral obstruction, intravenous lipid therapy and the emergency use of ultrasound.

Joerg Steiner, DVM

GI Lab, Texas A&M University  /  College Station, TX

Jörg Steiner received his veterinary degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany in 1992.  He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University in 1996.  He received his degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians U niversity in Munich. Germany in 1995in recognition of research on feline trypsin and feline trypsin-like immunoreactivity. In 1996 he achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary    Internal Medicine (ACVJM) and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  In 2000 Dr. Steiner received a PhD from Texas A&M University for his work on canine digestive lipases and their use for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders in the dog. In 2012 he was recognized   as   a Fellow by the American Gastroenterology Association.  He currently serves as Professor with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University. In 2016 Dr.  Steiner was named the Dr.  Mark Morris Chair in Small Animal Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He also serves as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University and is involved in a wide variety of research in small animal and comparative gastroenterology. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles. 80 book chapters, and 41 0 research abstracts. He has been invited to present his work at many national and international conferences and provides continuing education lectures for veterinarians across the globe.  He has also served several   professional   organizations in various roles and currently serves as the president-elect of Small Animal Internal Medicine of ACVIM.

Elizabeth Strand, PhD

University of Tennessee CVM  /  Knoxville, TN

Dr. Elizabeth Strand is the Founding Director of Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a licensed clinical social worker, experienced family therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher.

She also is trained as a Rule 31 Mediator, Child and Adult Anicare Animal Abuse Treatment counselor, a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work.

Dr. Strand’s service-work centers around anti-animal abuse and anti-racism efforts.

Her interest-areas include the link between human and animal violence, animals in family systems, the scholarly and practice development of veterinary social work as a sub-specialty of social work practice, communication skills, conflict resolution, and mediation and stress management techniques in animal welfare environments.

Her professional mission is to encourage the humane treatment of both people and animals and to care for those professionals who care for animals.

Dan Ward, DVM

University of Tennessee CVM  /  Knoxville, TN

Undergraduate – Christian Brothers College, Memphis (1978-1981)
Vet school – UT, graduated 1985
General practice – Greenville SC 1985-1986
Residency in Ophthalmology – University of Georgia, 1986-1989
PhD – Pharmacology, University of Georgia, 1990
Faculty member – UTCVM, 1990-present

Research interests:  Philosophy and psychology and education, Ocular pharmacology, Aqueous humor dynamics and Physiology of blinking