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Robert L. Donnell, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP

Dr. Robert Donnell

Associate Professor, Director, Anatomic Pathology Section
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
A201
Phone: (865)974-8234
FAX: (865)974-5616




Publications

Education

  • Southwestern at Memphis, Memphis, TN: 1972-76, B.A.
  • The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, TN: 1985-88, D.V.M.
  • The University of Tennessee, Comparative and Experimental Medicine, Knoxville, TN, 1993-97, Ph.D.

Professional Experience

  • Mixed Animal Clinical Practice, 1988-90
  • Medical Resident, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville TN. 1990-95
  • Study Pathologist, Cooperative Research and Development Award University of Tennessee Department of Pathology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory 1996-97
  • Instructor, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine & Department of Surgery University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN, 1997-98
  • Research Specialist / Director, Vascular Research Laboratory, Department of Surgery University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville TN 1998-2001
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville TN. 2001-08
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville TN. 2008-present

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology), 1994

Teaching

  • Clinical necropsy rotations
  • General pathology
  • Respiratory System pathology
  • Reproductive System pathology
  • Microanatomy (respiratory, reproductive and embryologic)
  • Comparative and Experimental Medicine Program (vascular pathology & oncology)

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic anatomic pathology, (post-mortem and surgical pathology), Non-traditional species pathology, respiratory pathology

Professional Societies

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Interests

  • Malignant Catarrhal Fever Virus, Vascular Pathology, Amyloidosis

Case Reports

  • Baron ML, Hecht S, Westermeyer HD, Mankin JM, Novak JM, Donnell. Intracranial extension of retrobulbar blastomycosis (Blastomyces dermatitidis) in a dog. Veterinary Ophthalmology (2011) 14, 137–41
  • Alenghat T, Pillitteri CA, Bemis DA, Kellett-Gregory L, Jackson KV, Kania SA, Donnell RL, Van Winkle T. Lycoperdonosis in two dogs. J Vet Diagn Invest 22, 1002-5, 2010
  • Shoieb A, Donnell R, Seaman R. Oral malignant squamo-melanocytic tumor in a dog. J Vet Dent 2009, 26, 234-7
  • Kelmer G, Holder TEC, Donnell RL. Small intestinal incarceration through an omental rent in a horse Equine Vet Education 2008; 20 (12): 635-8
  • McClean N, Ward D, Hendrix D, Donnell RL, Ilha M. Ligneous conjunctivitis in a dog. JAVMA 2008; 232, 715-21.
  • Tucker AR, Ramsay EC, Donnell RL. Oligodenroglioma in an African lion (Panthera leo) JZWM 2008; 39 (4): 654-8.
  • Souza MJ, Newman SJ, Greenacre CB, Avenell JS,. Wall JS, Phillips JC, Fry MM, Donnell RL, Gregory B. Daniel GB. Diffuse intestinal T cell lymphosarcoma in a yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala auropalliata) JVDI 2008; 20 (5): 656-60.
  • Hendrix D, Donnell RL. Lenticular invasion by a ciliary body adenocarcinoma in a dog. Vet Path 2007; 44: 540-2
  • Flatland B, Moore RM, Wolf CM, Yeomans SM, Donnell RL, Lane IF, Fry MM. Liver aspirate from a Shar Pei dog: What’s Your Diagnosis, Vet Clin Path 2007; 105-8
  • Mawby D, Krahwinkle DJ, Donnell RL, Morandi F. Segmental tracheal dysplasia in a mixed breed dog. Canadian Veterinary Journal 2006; 47: 1003-6
  • Buchannan B, Donnell R, Moore R, Sommardahl C, Pyloric Outflow Obstruction Secondary to a Pyloric-Duodenal Intussusception in a 15 Year Old Tennessee Walking Horse Mare: What’s Your Diagnosis, JAVMA 2006 May; 228 (9): 1339-40
  • Ryckman RL , Krahwinkel DJ, Sims MH, Robert L. Donnell, Engvall E, and Shelton DG Dysphagia as the primary clinical abnormality in two dogs with inflammatory myopathy J Am Vet Med Assoc.2005; 226 (9): 1519-23
  • Clyde VL, Schultze AE, Donnell RL Lateral wall mass in a goldfish. Vet Clin Path 1995 24, 36.