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Joseph William Bartges DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Int. Med) & DACVN
Professor
Small Animal Internal Medicine
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Clinical Interests

  • General internal medicine with emphasis on urinary tract disorders, nutrition, and minimally invasive procedures

Research Interests

  • Diseases of the urinary tract, role of nutrition in prevention and management of disease, and obesity

Education

  • PhD: University of Minnesota
  • DVM: University of Georgia
  • BS: Marshall University

Training

  • Residencies in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Nutrition: University of Minnesota
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery: University of Minnesota

Board Certification

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

Teaching

  • The urinary systems course
  • An advanced small animal nutrition elective
  • Comparative and Experimental Medicine graduate program

Background

Dr. Joe Bartges received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1987. After completing a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota, he completed a dual residency in medicine and nutrition and a PhD from Minnesota in 1993. He was on faculty at the University of Georgia before joining the faculty at The University of Tennessee in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition and holds the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research. He is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. He has spoken at more than 200 meetings, and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, scientific abstracts, and textbook chapters. He is the co-editor of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals published in 2011. He is a member of the editorial boards of 5 veterinary journals and is President of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology. Dr. Bartges’ research interests include urinary tract diseases, specifically urolithiasis, renal failure, hypertension, bacterial urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, urinary neoplasia, and idiopathic cystitis in cats, and nutrition, specifically the role of nutrition in management and prevention of disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Professional Societies

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • American Veterinary medical Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • President of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology