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Valeria Maria Tanco DVM, MSc, DACT
Clinical Asst Professor
Small Animal Reproduction
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Professional Interests

  • Small and Large animal reproduction
  • Neuroendocrine control of the reproductive cycle in cattle and other species (kisspeptin, GnIH and GnRH), mesenchymal stem cells


  • DVM Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina, 2006.
  • MSc Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2008
  • DACT Diplomat of the American College of Theriogenology. August 31st 2010.
  • PhD Department of Comparative and Experimental Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, January 2011 – present.


  • 2008 – 2010 Residency in Theriogenology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

Board Certification

  • American College of Theriogenologists


  • Small Animal Reproductive Medicine

Professional Societies

  • American college of Theriogenologists, Society for Theriogenology


Valeria M Tanco obtained her veterinary degree with honors from the Catholic University in Cordoba Argentina in 2006. She completed her Masters of Science degree at University of Saskatchewan in Canada in the field of biomedical sciences and basic reproductive physiology. In 2008, Valeria moved on to Cornell University where she completed her Large and Small animal residency in reproductive medicine by 2010. Since then, Valeria has been working at the University of Tennessee as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Small Animal Reproductive Medicine and completing her PhD research in basic reproductive physiology, specifically working on kisspeptin, GnIH and their influence on the reproductive cycle.