Dr. Joe Bartges brings to CUVS world-renowned expertise, experience and professional
leadership. 

Dr. Bartges hails originally from West Virginia. He received his DVM from the University
of Georgia, and completed an internship at the University of Minnesota. This was followed
by a dual residency in Internal Medicine and in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota,
where he also earned his PhD and held a post-doctoral position. He was on faculty at the
University of Georgia before joining the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 1997.
During his tenure at the University of Tennessee, he was Professor of Medicine and
Nutrition, held the Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research, and served as Interim
Head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. 

Dr. Bartges is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. He joined CUVS in 2015 where he
practices both specialties and serves as CUVS' Academic Director, overseeing our
educational mission and clinical studies. 

Dr. Bartges is a world-renowned expert in Nephrology and Urology, and consults on urinary
tract cases from throughout the US and abroad. He has published more than 300
peer-reviewed articles, research abstracts, and book chapters, and is the co-editor of
Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals. He is past President of the American Society of
Veterinary Nephrology and Urology, and serves on the editorial board of 5 journals,
including as Associate Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He has
received funding for more than 100 grants, and has served on research review boards
including the Morris Animal Foundation where he also was Chair of the Small Animal
Advisory Board. He has lectured at over 200 conferences, nationally and internationally.

Articles

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Evidence-based Integrative Medicine in Clinical Veterinary Oncology (with Donna M. Raditic), Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice (2014)

Integrative medicine is the combined use of complementary and alternative medicine with conventional or traditional...

 

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Diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care urine bacteriologic culture test in dogs (with S J. Olin, R D. Jones, and D A. Bemis), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2013)

Objective-To determine diagnostic accuracy of a compartmented bacteriologic culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing plate (CCSP)...

 

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Diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care urine bacteriologic culture test in dogs (with S J. Olin, R D. Jones, and D A. Bemis), Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2013)

Objective-To determine diagnostic accuracy of a compartmented bacteriologic culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing plate (CCSP)...

 

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Influence of acidifying or alkalinizing diets on bone mineral density and urine relative supersaturation with calcium oxalate and struvite in healthy cats (with C A. Kirk, S K. Cox, and T D. Moyers), American Journal of Veterinary Research (2013)

Objective-To evaluate the influence of acidifying or alkalinizing diets on bone mineral density and urine...

 

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Molecular imaging of cyclooxygenase-2 in canine transitional cell carcinomas in vitro and in vivo (with Maria Cekanova MS, RNDr, PhD; M J. Uddin; Amanda Callens; Kusum Rathore; Alfred Legendre; L Wright; and L J. Marnett), Cancer Prevention Research (2013)

The enzyme COX-2 is induced at high levels in tumors but not in surrounding normal...

 

Books

Nephrology and urology of small animals (with David J. Polzin) (2011)
 

Contributions to Books

Current controversies in feline nutrition (with Maryanne Murphy, Claudia A. Kirk, Angela L. Lusby, Beth Hamper, and Donna M. Raditic), The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
 

Current controversies in feline nutrition, The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
 

Current controversies in feline nutrition, The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (2011)
 

Hematuria, Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline, 5th Edition (2011)
 

Nutrition and musculoskeletal disease (with D M. Raditic), Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals (2011)
 

Other

Evaluation of 3 struvite-oxalate preventive diets in healthy cats (with T Gluhek, Amanda Callens, Gina Gaylon, Sherry Cox, and Claudia A. Kirk) (2012)