Dr. Holford is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from veterinary school at
the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2000. She then completed a small animal rotating
internship followed by an internal medicine internship at Garden State Veterinary
Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. After the internship, Dr. Holford was an
internal medicine resident at the University of Tennessee from 2002-2005. Upon completion
of her residency, Dr. Holford remained on staff at the veterinary school as a Clinical
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. From 2006-2009, Dr. Holford fulfilled her
internal medicine duties by spending half of her time at the veterinary school and the
other half at the Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals (RIVER), a
specialty clinic in Chattanooga, TN. In the summer of 2009, the Community Practice opened
at UTCVM and Dr. Holford has been spending most of her time there ever since! Dr. Holford
also has some teaching responsibilities in the first year Physical Diagnosis lectures and
laboratories. Dr. Holford’s veterinary interests are geriatric medicine, endocrine
diseases, and client communication. 

Dr. Holford thoroughly enjoys teaching the students clinical and communication skills to
prepare them for the real world and emphasizing how important it is to honor the human
animal bond. 



What is your diagnosis? Congenital portosystemic shunt in a dog (with M P. Anderson, Silke Hecht, and David A. Hicks), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2010)


Adrenal response to adrenocorticotropic hormone in dogs before and after surgical attenuation of a single congenital portosystemic shunt (with Karen M. Tobias, Joe Bartges, and Beth Johnson), Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2008)

Background: Dogs with single congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSS) often develop postoperative hypoglycemia and prolonged anesthetic...



Imaging diagnosis - canine thoracic mesothelimoa (with R L. Echandi, Federica Morandi, and Shelley Newman), Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound (2007)

A 12-year-old neutered female Pembroke Welsh Corgi had a 2-month history of a progressive, productive...