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Karen McCormick (Kalck), DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Karen McCormick

Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Medicine
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5701


  • 2005-2008
    Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 2004-2005
    Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship
    Kendall Road Equine Hospital
    Elgin, Illinois
  • 2000-2004
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Graduated with honors
  • 1997-2000
    Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
    Michigan State University, Honors College
    East Lansing, Michigan
    Graduated with high honors

Board Certification

  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

Research Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease in horses
  • Laminitis

Clinical Interests

  • Neonatalogy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Laminitis
  • Camelid medicine


  • Clinical Rotation in Equine Medicine
  • Special Topics in Equine Medicine
  • Large Animal Ultrasound Elective
  • Camelid Medicine and Surgery Elective


  • Kalck KA, Frank N, Elliott SB, Boston RC. Effects of low-dose oligofructose treatment administered via nasogastric intubation on induction of laminitis and associated alterations in glucose and insulin dynamics in horses; in press to the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR-08-04-0122.R2)
  • Kalck, KA. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Horses; in press to Veterinary Clinics of North America, Equine Practice