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Jennifer Weisent, DVM, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor | Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Overview

Jennifer Weisent is a native of NYC. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ecuadorian rainforest. After completing her DVM she worked in shelter medicine, small animal practice, and several high volume, high quality spay-neuter clinics. Her interest in preventive medicine and public health brought her to Knoxville, where she completed a PhD in Epidemiology. She is passionate about research and teaching that interfaces with human, animal, and environmental health and welfare.

Research Focus

Geographic and temporal modeling approaches to disease risk; Effects of environmental factors on diseases of zoonotic concern

Clinical Focus

Animal Welfare, Sheltering & Sterilization

The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • PhD - Major - Epidemiology, Minor- Statistics, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2013
  • DVM- Ross University, St. Kitts, WI, 2003
  • BS- Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 1995

Jennifer Weisent, DVM, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor | Small Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • PhD - Major - Epidemiology, Minor- Statistics, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2013
  • DVM- Ross University, St. Kitts, WI, 2003
  • BS- Cornell University, Ithaca NY, 1995
Overview

Jennifer Weisent is a native of NYC. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ecuadorian rainforest. After completing her DVM she worked in shelter medicine, small animal practice, and several high volume, high quality spay-neuter clinics. Her interest in preventive medicine and public health brought her to Knoxville, where she completed a PhD in Epidemiology. She is passionate about research and teaching that interfaces with human, animal, and environmental health and welfare.

Research Focus

Geographic and temporal modeling approaches to disease risk; Effects of environmental factors on diseases of zoonotic concern

Clinical Focus

Animal Welfare, Sheltering & Sterilization