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About Joe Bartges

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.


Present Faculty Member, Cornell University


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