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The University of Tennessee

The College of Veterinary Medicine

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Robert W. Henry, DVM, MS, Ph.D.

Department of Comparative Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5822
FAX: (865) 974-5609


  • D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University


  • Veterinary Anatomy (Macroscopic and Microscopic)

Research Interests

Preservation of biological tissue: Aldehyde free alternatives and Plastination - an alternative to decrease formaldehyde vapor levels. In recent years, interest in alternative methods of preservation to decrease exposure to formalin has heightened. We have pioneered preservation via plastination and alternative methods for surgery demonstration. Morphology of the respiratory and digestive systems of the domestic cat, ringed and bearded seals, beluga whale and the opossum Lymphatic system of caprine and ovine. Anatomy of many species has been extrapolated from similar species. Hence normal anatomy of many species, as well as, exotic species needs validation. Veterinary Medical Education.