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Diane Van Horn Hendrix DVM, DACVO
Small Animal Ophthalmology
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Interests

  • Physiology, infectious organisms, and pharmacology in the pathogenesis and treatment of corneal ulcers in dogs and horses.


  • D.V.M., University of Tennessee, 1990
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Animal Science 1988


  • Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology - University of Florida 1995
  • Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists 1995


Dr. Hendrix was born in California and moved to Signal Mountain, Tennessee when she was young. She attended Red Bank High School and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for her undergraduate studies. She also attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee, after which she completed a small animal internship at North Carolina State University. She then spent 2 years in small animal private practice in Durham, North Carolina. She did her ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1995 and joined the University of Tennessee faculty that same year.

Dr. Hendrix lives with her husband Garret and two teenage daughters in Maryville. Her interests outside the university include attending her girls’ school events, hiking, gardening, and traveling.