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Bente Flatland, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVP

Dr. Bente Flatland Assistant Professor

Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathology, 2009
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1999


  • Residency in Clinical Pathology, University of Tennessee, 2005-2008
  • Residency in Small Animal Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994-1997
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Colorado State University, 1993-1994
  • DVM, University of Georgia, 1993

Current Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Pathology (Diplomate), 2009 to present
  • American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2005 to present
    • Co-chair, Quality Assurance and Laboratory Standards (QALS) Committee(2010 to present)
    • Chair, QALS Point-of-Care Testing Subcommittee (2010 to present)
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Diplomate), 1999 to present
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, 1993 to present

Teaching at the University of Tennessee

  • UT-CVM
    • Resident Training
    • VM 838 Pathology II (clinical pathology 4th year rotation)
    • VM 877 Diagnostic Cytology (3rd year elective course)
    • VM 888 Clinical Pathology (2nd year course)
    • VM 825 Microanatomy I (1st year histology course)
  • VIN
    • DIAG 206-0311 Quality Management for the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory, Part I


  • Quality Management
  • Method validation/method comparison
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Coagulation, including platelets and thromboelastography (TEG)
  • Hematology
  • Chemistry of stains and staining
  • Diagnostic cytology
  • Teaching and Pedagogy