COVID STATUS UPDATE:   Building reopened to clients.

Profiles

Side Menu

Kellie Fecteau, MS, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Director | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
Overview

The Diagnostic Endocrinology Service provides adrenal, thyroid, and reproductive hormone testing for dogs and cats, as well as for several other species. We receive samples from veterinary clinics, laboratories, and universities in all 50 states within the U.S., and from more than 15 foreign countries. This Service has gained a national and international reputation for providing adrenal steroid profile testing in dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits that are suspected of having adrenal disease. These profiles provide a more complete evaluation of adrenocortical function by assessing hormone concentrations that arise from different parts of the hormone synthesis pathway. We are the only veterinary diagnostic endocrinology laboratory in the United States to offer an adrenal steroid profile test in dogs, cats and rabbits, and the first to offer this test in ferrets. Along with diagnostics in domestic species, we collaborate with veterinarians at zoos and aquariums to provide hormone analyses for various exotic species.

Research Focus

Diagnostic testing procedures, diagnostic endocrinology in exotic species, hyperadrenocorticism in animals.

Teaching Focus

Graduate (AS-CEM 652 & CEM 541) and veterinary (VM 824) curriculum.

The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Reproductive Biology, Department of Comparative Medicine
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002-2003
  • Primary Investigator: Charmi Mendis-Handagama, DVM, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Oncology, Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Primary Investigator: Hwa-Chain R. Wang, DVM, PhD, 1992-2002
  • PhD Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1999 Advisor: Hugo Eiler, DVM, PhD Dissertation Title: The role of fetal serotonin (5-HT) in bovine placenta detachment
  • MS Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994 Advisor: Hugo Eiler, DVM, PhD Thesis title: Interaction of oxytetracycline and bacterial collagenase in the treatment of bovine retained placenta
  • BS Animal Science University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1990

Kellie Fecteau, MS, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Director | Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Reproductive Biology, Department of Comparative Medicine
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2002-2003
  • Primary Investigator: Charmi Mendis-Handagama, DVM, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Oncology, Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Primary Investigator: Hwa-Chain R. Wang, DVM, PhD, 1992-2002
  • PhD Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1999 Advisor: Hugo Eiler, DVM, PhD Dissertation Title: The role of fetal serotonin (5-HT) in bovine placenta detachment
  • MS Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994 Advisor: Hugo Eiler, DVM, PhD Thesis title: Interaction of oxytetracycline and bacterial collagenase in the treatment of bovine retained placenta
  • BS Animal Science University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1990
Overview

The Diagnostic Endocrinology Service provides adrenal, thyroid, and reproductive hormone testing for dogs and cats, as well as for several other species. We receive samples from veterinary clinics, laboratories, and universities in all 50 states within the U.S., and from more than 15 foreign countries. This Service has gained a national and international reputation for providing adrenal steroid profile testing in dogs, cats, ferrets, and rabbits that are suspected of having adrenal disease. These profiles provide a more complete evaluation of adrenocortical function by assessing hormone concentrations that arise from different parts of the hormone synthesis pathway. We are the only veterinary diagnostic endocrinology laboratory in the United States to offer an adrenal steroid profile test in dogs, cats and rabbits, and the first to offer this test in ferrets. Along with diagnostics in domestic species, we collaborate with veterinarians at zoos and aquariums to provide hormone analyses for various exotic species.

Research Focus

Diagnostic testing procedures, diagnostic endocrinology in exotic species, hyperadrenocorticism in animals.

Teaching Focus

Graduate (AS-CEM 652 & CEM 541) and veterinary (VM 824) curriculum.