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Brian Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT

Professor, Farm Animal Field Service and Theriogenology | Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Overview

Brian K Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenology. Dr. Whitlock holds a BS (Chemistry) from Campbellsville University, MS (Animal Science) from Michigan State University, a DVM from Auburn University, Ph.D. from Auburn University, and is a specialist in reproduction as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology. Dr. Brian K. Whitlock was raised in Gravel Switch, Kentucky on a small tobacco and dairy farm. He graduated from Campbellsville University in 1997 and earned his M.S. in 1999. After earning his D.V.M. in 2003, Brian worked at Sterner Veterinary Clinic in Ionia, Michigan almost exclusively on dairy and beef cattle. In 2007 he completed a residency at Auburn and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists (veterinary reproduction specialists). Dr. Whitlock earned his Ph.D. from Auburn (working with Dr. James L. Sartin) with an emphasis in reproductive neuroendocrinology and is now an associate professor at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, most of his time is spent with Field Services teaching and mentoring students in the areas of theriogenology, large animal medicine, surgery, and production medicine. His current research interests include reproductive neuroendocrinology and physiology with special emphasis on the use of kisspeptin and gonadotropin inhibiting hormone in large domestic animals.

Research Focus

Reproductive physiology and endocrinology;Interaction of metabolic and reproductive systems

Clinical Focus

General animal reproduction;Food animal medicine and surgery;Food animal production medicine;Heritable bovine fetal abnormalities

Teaching Focus

Clinical Teaching - Field Services;Veterinary Reproductive System - Theriogenology

Outreach Focus

American College of Theriogenologists;Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association;Society for Theriogenology;American Veterinary Medical Association;American Association of Bovine Practitioner

The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Diplomate - American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)
  • PhD - Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, Area of Interest-Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction (Kisspeptin), 2009
  • DVM - Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, summa cum laude,1999-2003
  • Residency - Theriogenology, Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL
  • 2005-2008
  • MS - Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI, Major: Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), 1997-1999
  • BS - Campbellsville University
  • Campbellsville, KY, cum laude, Major: Chemistry & Minor: Biology, 1993-1997

Brian Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT

Professor, Farm Animal Field Service and Theriogenology | Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Education and Training
  • Diplomate - American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)
  • PhD - Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, Area of Interest-Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction (Kisspeptin), 2009
  • DVM - Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL, summa cum laude,1999-2003
  • Residency - Theriogenology, Auburn University
  • Auburn, AL
  • 2005-2008
  • MS - Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI, Major: Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition), 1997-1999
  • BS - Campbellsville University
  • Campbellsville, KY, cum laude, Major: Chemistry & Minor: Biology, 1993-1997
Overview

Brian K Whitlock, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenology. Dr. Whitlock holds a BS (Chemistry) from Campbellsville University, MS (Animal Science) from Michigan State University, a DVM from Auburn University, Ph.D. from Auburn University, and is a specialist in reproduction as a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology. Dr. Brian K. Whitlock was raised in Gravel Switch, Kentucky on a small tobacco and dairy farm. He graduated from Campbellsville University in 1997 and earned his M.S. in 1999. After earning his D.V.M. in 2003, Brian worked at Sterner Veterinary Clinic in Ionia, Michigan almost exclusively on dairy and beef cattle. In 2007 he completed a residency at Auburn and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists (veterinary reproduction specialists). Dr. Whitlock earned his Ph.D. from Auburn (working with Dr. James L. Sartin) with an emphasis in reproductive neuroendocrinology and is now an associate professor at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, most of his time is spent with Field Services teaching and mentoring students in the areas of theriogenology, large animal medicine, surgery, and production medicine. His current research interests include reproductive neuroendocrinology and physiology with special emphasis on the use of kisspeptin and gonadotropin inhibiting hormone in large domestic animals.

Research Focus

Reproductive physiology and endocrinology;Interaction of metabolic and reproductive systems

Clinical Focus

General animal reproduction;Food animal medicine and surgery;Food animal production medicine;Heritable bovine fetal abnormalities

Teaching Focus

Clinical Teaching - Field Services;Veterinary Reproductive System - Theriogenology

Outreach Focus

American College of Theriogenologists;Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association;Society for Theriogenology;American Veterinary Medical Association;American Association of Bovine Practitioner