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Claudia Kirk, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) & DACVN

Professor | Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Overview

After receiving her DVM from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Kirk completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and an Internal Medical Residency and PhD in Nutrition at UC Davis. She worked briefly in private practice as a relief veterinarian and emergency medicine. In 1994, Dr. Kirk joined Hill’s Pet Nutrition where she served as a senior scientist for 9 years. She participates on the teaching faculty for the Mark Morris Institute for the past 19 years. Presently, she is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition and at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee where she has resided since 2003. In 2012, she was honored as a Wharton Professor of Excellence. Dr. Kirk is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has published over 100 scientific articles and abstracts and holds several patents concerning nutritional management of disease. Her areas of professional interest concerns the nutritional interaction with disease with special interests in obesity, feline diabetes, and feline lower urinary tract disease. Her personal interest include horses, gardening, hiking and family.

Research Focus

Feline Nutrition; Canine and Feline obesity and obesity related disease; Diabetes; Calcium oxalate urolithiasis; Nutritional modification of disease

Teaching Focus

Clinical nutrition; Feline medicine and endocrine disorders

Outreach Focus

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; American College of Veterinary Nutrition; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; ...

The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • PhD (Nutrition and Endocrinology) - University of California - Davis
  • DVM - University of California - Davis
  • B.S. – University of California - Davis

Claudia Kirk, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) & DACVN

Professor | Small Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • PhD (Nutrition and Endocrinology) - University of California - Davis
  • DVM - University of California - Davis
  • B.S. – University of California - Davis
Overview

After receiving her DVM from the University of California at Davis, Dr. Kirk completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York and an Internal Medical Residency and PhD in Nutrition at UC Davis. She worked briefly in private practice as a relief veterinarian and emergency medicine. In 1994, Dr. Kirk joined Hill’s Pet Nutrition where she served as a senior scientist for 9 years. She participates on the teaching faculty for the Mark Morris Institute for the past 19 years. Presently, she is Professor of Medicine and Nutrition and at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee where she has resided since 2003. In 2012, she was honored as a Wharton Professor of Excellence. Dr. Kirk is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has published over 100 scientific articles and abstracts and holds several patents concerning nutritional management of disease. Her areas of professional interest concerns the nutritional interaction with disease with special interests in obesity, feline diabetes, and feline lower urinary tract disease. Her personal interest include horses, gardening, hiking and family.

Research Focus

Feline Nutrition; Canine and Feline obesity and obesity related disease; Diabetes; Calcium oxalate urolithiasis; Nutritional modification of disease

Teaching Focus

Clinical nutrition; Feline medicine and endocrine disorders

Outreach Focus

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine; American College of Veterinary Nutrition; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; ...