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Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM

Associate Professor of Avian & Zoological Medicine
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387
FAX: (865) 974-5554
Avian and Zoological Medicine


  • DVM - University of Georgia, 1991
  • Avian and Zoological Internship and Residency - UGA
  • Microsurgical Training and Certification - Emory University, Atlanta

Board Certification

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners - Avian Practice Specialty

Clinical Interests

  • microsurgery, neoplasia, infectious diseases

Research Interests

  • avian thyroid diseases and testing
  • rabbit Encephalitozoon cuniculi infections and treatment

Professional Societies

  • Association of Avian Veterinarians (Veterinary School Liaison)
  • American Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Georgia and California Veterinary Medical Associations
  • American Board of VeterinaryPractitioners
  • Society of Microsurgical Specialists
  • American Association of Veterinary Clinicians
  • Phi Zeta


  • Greenacre CB, Lusby A. Increases in temperature and heart rate during brief restraint of Amazon parrots, J Avian Med Surg, March 2004
  • Greenacre CB. Anaphylactic reactions associated with distemper and rabies vaccination of domestic ferrets, J Amer Vet Med Assoc, Sep 2003.
  • Wilson H, Greenacre CB. Suspected pseudohypoparathyroidism in a domestic ferret. J Amer VetMed Assoc, 222(8):1093-6, 2003.
  • Greenacre CB, Young D, Behrend EN, Wilson GH. Validation of a novel high sensitivity radioimmunoassay procedure for measurement of total thyroxine concentration in psittacine birds and snakes. Amer J Vet Research,62(11):1750-4, 2001.
  • Ritchie BW, Vaughn SB, Leger JS, Rich GA, Rupiper DJ, Forgey G, Greenacre CB, Latimer KS, et al. Use of an inactivated virus vaccine to control polyoma virus outbreaks in nine flocks of psittacine birds. J Amer Vet Med Assoc,212(5):685-90, 1998.
  • Stiles J, Didier E, Ritchie B, Greenacre CB, et al. Encephalitozoon cuniculi in thelens of rabbit with phacoclastic uveatis: confirmation and treatment. Vet Comp Ophthal, 7(4):233-8, 1997.