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Brian K. Whitlock, DVM

Assistant Professor
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5701 or 5703
FAX: (865) 974-5773


  • BS
    Campbellsville University; Campbellsville, KY; 1993-1997 cum laude
    Major: Chemistry & Minor: Biology
  • MS
    Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI; 1997-1999
    Major: Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition)
  • DVM
    Auburn University; Auburn, AL; 1999-2003 summa cum laude
  • Residency
    Theriogenology, Auburn University; Auburn, AL; 2005-2008
  • PhD
    Auburn University; Auburn, AL; 2009
    Area of Interest-Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction (Kisspeptin)

Board Certification

  • Diplomate - American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)


  • Clinical Teaching - Field Services
  • Veterinary Reproductive System - Theriogenology

Clinical Interests

  • General animal reproduction
  • Food animal medicine and surgery
  • Food animal production medicine
  • Heritable bovine fetal abnormalities

Research Interests

  • Reproductive physiology and endocrinology
  • Interaction of metabolic and reproductive systems

Professional Experiences

  • Practice Experience
    Sterner Veterinary Clinic, Ionia, MI, 2003-2005
  • University Appointment
    Assistant Professor - Field Services
    University of Tennessee
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Professional Societies

  • American College of Theriogenologists
  • Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association
  • Society for Theriogenology
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners