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Brad Fenwick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM

Professor of Pathobiology
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine

Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology
College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8234



  • B.S. (Biology) Kansas State University
  • D.V.M, Kansas State University
  • M.S., (Pathology) Kansas State University
  • Ph.D., (Comparative Pathology) University of California, Davis
  • Residency (Diagnostic Pathology) University of California, Davis

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Microbiology

Professional Experience

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee
  • Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech
  • Chief Science Advisor/Chief Scientist CSREES / USDA
  • American Council on Education Fellow, University of California, Davis
  • Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Kansas State University
  • Associate Department Head, Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Associate and Full Professor, Kansas State University
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Affiliate Pathologist, California Primate Research Center
  • Instructor, Kansas State University

Recognitions and Honors (selected)

  • Beecham Award for Research Excellence
  • Senior Faculty Fellow, Office of Naval Research
  • Distinguished Visitor Award - Australian Department of Primary Industries.
  • Sigma Xi - Outstanding Scientist Award
  • Yarborough Award, International Canine Sports Medicine Symposium
  • Fellow, American Council on Education
  • Distinguished Service Award, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of California - Davis
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professional Societies

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Kansas Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Swine Practitioners
  • Charles Davis Veterinary Pathology Foundation
  • American Association of Veterinary Immunologists
  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease
  • International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine
  • American College of Veterinary Microbiology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Zeta

Teaching Experience

  • General and Specific Pathology (Renal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular)
  • Immunology
  • General and Medical Bacteriology
  • Histology
  • Wildlife Diseases

Clinical / Service Interests

  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Evidence Based Medicine

Research Interests

  • Pathogenic mechanism of infectious diseases of animals and humans
  • Diagnostic test, treatment, and vaccine development
  • Higher education leadership and organizational management


  • Method of Culturing Moraxella bovis in Low Available Iron Media and Production of Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis Vaccine Therefrom. U.S. Patent No. 5,766,607.
  • Swine Immunization Using Live, RTX toxin-secreting organisms. U.S. Patent No. 5,908,630.
  • Methods of Treating Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy with Tricyclic Pyrones. U.S. Patent No. 6,916,824.
  • Kennel Cough Vaccine. U.S. Patent No. 10,867,532.

Selected Publications