About Brian K Whitlock, PhD, DVM, DACT

Dr. Brian K. Whitlock was raised in Gravel Switch, Kentucky on a small tobacco and dairy farm. He attended Campbellsville University where he received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1997 and Michigan State University for his M.S. in Animal Science in 1999. After earning his D.V.M. from Auburn University 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 recently earned his Ph.D. from Auburn (working with Dr. James L. Sartin) with an emphasis in reproductive neuroendocrinology and is now an assistant 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. Dr. Whitlock has two PhD students, Mrs. Lisa Amelse and Dr. Val Tanco, DVM. Lisa is conducting in vitro studies with GT1-7 cells and kisspeptin and Dr. Tanco is studying kisspeptin and gonadotropin inhibiting hormone in cattle. Dr. Whitlock and his wife Lynette, have three children, Grayson, Lydia, and Truett.

Positions

Present College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Present Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Present Field Services - Section Head, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Present Associate Professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Research Interests

Theriogenology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Intracranial Drug Administration in Ruminants, and Heritable Congenital Defects in Cattle


Contact Information

Brian K. Whitlock, PhD, DVM, DACT
Large Animal Field Services
Large Animal Clincal Sciences
2407 River Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4545
Phone: 865-974-5701
Fax: 865-974-5773
E-mail: bwhitloc@utk.edu

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KISSPEPTIN (9)

HERITABLE CONGENITAL DEFECTS (5)

INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND ENDOCRINOLOGY (6)

APPETITE (8)

BOVINE MAMMARY DEVELOPMENT (2)

PREGNANCY DIAGNOSIS IN RUMINANTS (3)

ANIMAL STRESS AND WELL-BEING (6)

POSTERS (10)

Mobile Teaching and Learning (2)

BOOK CHAPTERS (2)

NEWSLETTERS (5)

MISC (4)

BOVINE REPRODUCTION (3)

No Subject Area (1)