Companion-animal health to be discussed Dec. 7

Dr. Danny Walker, associate professor of animal science in the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, will discuss recent research in UT Martin’s veterinary science and veterinary health technology programs at 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at the Martin Public Library. His presentation is part of the UT Martin Research Series, sponsored by the Paul Meek Library. Walker, a veterinarian, will cover how research initiatives inform student learning and influence the evolving work of veterinarians in caring for pets and companion animals. The presentation will include discussion of the top medical conditions for dogs and cats.

UT Martin is one of only 30 institutions in the country to offer four-year academic instruction in veterinary health technology, with students completing on-site, hands-on internship experiences at regional veterinary hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

Walker is the past president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and was awarded the Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence in 2017 from the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators.

Walker’s presentation is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Martin Public Library, the Friends of the Martin Public Library, the UT Martin Division of Academic Affairs, and the Paul Meek Library.  For more information, contact Dr. Erik Nordberg, dean of the Paul Meek Library, at 731-881-7070, or Jenny Claiborne, Martin Public Library Youth and Children’s Services director, at 731-587-3148.

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