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  • Dr. Joe Bartges
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  • Dr. Joe Bartges

When it comes to dishing on your pet’s dinner, there may be few veterinarians with as much knowledge on their plate as Dr. Joe Bartges. A Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and board-certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, Dr. Bartges has long had an interest in animal nutrition — even before it existed as a specialty field.

Dr. Bartges received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1987, and completed a PhD and a dual residency in medicine and nutrition at the University of Minnesota in 1993. He holds the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bartges enjoys emphasizing nutrition in the management of pet health through his research, teaching and of course, at home with his 12-year-old Boxer, Buddy.  

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