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William H. Adams, DVM, DACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology)

Associate Professor
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387
FAX: (865) 974-5609


  • DVM - University of Florida
  • BA - Duke University
  • Internship, University of Georgia, 1984-1985
  • Residency in Radiology, University of Tennessee, 1985-1988
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (1988)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology, Radiation Oncology (1996)


  • Radiology of the Heart
  • Radiology of the Abdomen
  • Radiology of the GI system
  • Radiology of Large Animals
  • Resident Seminar Series - Radiobiology and Radiation Oncology

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
  • American College of Veterinary Radiology - Radiation Oncology

Clinical Interests

  • Radiation Oncology
    • Treatment of Thyroid Neoplasia
    • Brachytherapy
  • Diagnostic Radiology and CT

Professional Societies

  • American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Cancer Society


  • Adams WH. The Spine. Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice, Updates in CT amd MRI, Part 2.1999, 14: 148 - 159.
  • Adams WH, Pardo AD, Walker MA, Krahwinkel DJ, etal. Combined surgery and 192-Iriidium in treatment of nasal and paranasal sinus neoplasms in dogs, Proceedings of the ACVR, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1998.
  • Adams WH, Walker MA, Daniel GB, Petersen MG, Legendre AM. Treatment of differentiated thyroid carcinoma in 7 dogs utilizing 131I. Vet Radiol & Ultrasound 199536: 417-424.
  • Adams WH, Daniel GB, Legendre AM, Gompf RE, Grove CA. Changes in function in cats following treatment of hyperthyroidism using 131I. Vet Radiol & Ultrasound. 1997 38: 231-238.
  • Adams WH, Daniel GB, Legendre AM. Investigation of the effects of hyperthyroidism on renal function in the cat. Can J VetRes. 1997 61: 53-56.