Dan Grove Is New Extension Assistant Professor and Wildlife Veterinarian

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The ​University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries welcomes new faculty member Daniel Grove, DVM. His position as extension assistant professor and wildlife veterinarian will involve education outreach in Tennessee and beyond as well as providing technical guidance to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) wildlife health programs. Photo by K. Keel-Blackmon, courtesy UTIA.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries recently gained new faculty with the hire of Daniel Grove, DVM. His position, extension assistant professor and wildlife veterinarian, is a new appointment and will extend Extension coverage and resources related to wildlife health across the state. His office is located at the Central Region Extension Office in Nashville where he works closely with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

Grove’s primary duties involve educational outreach for public and private audiences in Tennessee and beyond and providing technical guidance to TWRA wildlife health programs. This position will allow Grove to address and mitigate diseases that affect wildlife, domestic animals and humans such as chronic wasting disease, avian influenza and white-nose syndrome among others.

“It is a unique opportunity to combine the resources of TWRA and UT Extension to meet the current and future needs facing wildlife health. This position will, hopefully, help fill in the gaps when it comes to knowledge and information regarding wildlife health and the issues surrounding wildlife disease and domestic animal health, human health and environmental health,” says Grove.

The UT Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is part of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT AgResearch and UT Extension at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The curricula focus on a mastery learning approach, emphasizing practical, hands-on experiences. FWF’s faculty, staff and students conduct research and extension that advances the science and sustainable management of our natural resources. For more information, visit fwf.tennessee.edu​.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu.



Kristy Keel-Blackmon, communications specialist, UTIA Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, 865-974-8342, kristyak@utk.edu