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Marti Drum, DVM, PhD, CCRP, CERP
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Marti Drum Photo Dr. Drum grew up riding and competing Thoroughbred horses which led to an interest in Equine and Canine Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation. She received her DVM from Colorado State University, and also received a PhD in Equine Orthopedics from the Colorado State University Equine Orthopedic Research Center. She began as a Clinical Instructor in the Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation Service at the University of Tennessee in October 2006 and advanced to become a Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation in September 2008. Dr. Drum is also an instructor of the certificate program for canine and equine rehabilitation at the University of Tennessee. She is currently involved with research into low-level laser therapy, acupuncture, and TENS therapy for hip and stifle osteoarthritis and extracorporeal shockwave therapy for elbow osteoarthritis.

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Carol Tuft
Veterinary Assistant

Carol began her career at UTCVM in 1994 as a general vet Assistant, and has been a Vet Assistant in all small animal clinical departments. She started assisting in Rehab in 1999 with canine water therapy, and currently monitors most of our Wellness Program patients while in the underwater treadmill. In Jan of 2005 she completed training in the new equine therapy unit. When not assisting with rehab patients, she assists in the orthopedic and surgery wards. In her spare time she is a 4-H volunteer leader of the horse and pony club and collects and exhibits model horses.

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