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Joe Bartges

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Nutrition

Education

  • BS in zoology - Marshall University, 1983
  • DVM - University of Georgia, 1987
  • PhD - University of Minnesota, 1993

Current Professional Activities

  • Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Nutrition and the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee
  • Staff Internist and Nutritionist, Veterinary Medical Center, The University of Tennessee
  • Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee

Past Professional Activities

  • Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Clinical resident in medicine and nutrition, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition, Department of Small Animal
    Medicine, University of Georgia
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Nutrition, Department of Small Animal
    Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee

Current Research/Clinical Interests

  • Urinary tract disease, specifically urolithiasis, chronic kidney disease, urinary tract infections, feline idiopathic cystitis, neoplasia, and incontinence.
  • Renal failure
  • Hypertension
  • Bacterial urinary tract infections
  • Idiopathic cystitis in cats
  • Nutrition, specifically the role of nutrition in the management and prevention of disease, obesity, and diabetes

Relationships

  • Widowed, but has a significant other (also called a spousal equivalent or POSSLQ: person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters), Dr. Donna Raditic, DVM, CVA, who is the director of the Integrative Medicine Service at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center

Children

  • Patrice Marie born December 11, 1989
  • Garrick Joseph born May 7, 1993

Pets

  • No pets at this time

Favorite Quotes

  • "It's a dog-eat-dog world ... and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear" - Norm from "Cheers"
  • "A difference to be a difference must make a difference"
  • "No man is a failure who has friends." - Clarence in "It's a Wonderful Life"

What I like Most About VIN

  • Learning something new everyday and meeting new people


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