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Andrea Sketch Lear, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-LA

Assistant Professor | Large Animal
Overview

Dr. Andrea Lear is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Her areas of expertise include large animal internal medicine, infectious disease, virology, immunology, reproductive physiology, & neonatology. Dr. Lear�s professional interests include participation in farm animal veterinary practice, advancement of animal agriculture, leadership in organized veterinary medicine and training of future veterinarians & animal scientists. She earned her Ph.D. here at the University of Tennessee. She also received her B.S. at Murray State University, M.S. at Colorado State University, DVM at Auburn University & Diplomate at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In the future, we look forward to seeing Dr. Lear�s work in assessment of fetal viability, in-utero diagnostics, maternal-fetal communication & epigenetics of neonatal immunology. Dr. Lear and her family live on a farmstead which raises meat and dairy goats, chickens, along with vegetable gardens.

Research Focus

Her research interests focus around maternal-fetal interactions, including placental immunology and reproductive physiology.

Clinical Focus

Livestock medicine and surgery, backyard milk quality, herd disease investigation, and neonatology.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Springer, Nora Lynn | Gerhold Jr, Richard William | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Thompson, Patrick Beamon | Anderson, David Edgar

CEM 515 - Current Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 6 credit hours

Specialized experience in comparative and experimental medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Collar, Elizabeth Marie | Sultana, Hameeda

CEM 606 - Advanced Large Animal Internal Medicine
2 credit hour(s)

Topics related to large animal internal medicine, including basic physiology, pathophysiology, and systems-based coursework.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours.
Recommended Background: Professional degree.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Hines, Melissa

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Odoi, Agricola

CEM 612 - Journal Club in Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussions based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, Deanna M | Giori, Luca | Rouse, Barry T | Whitlock, Brian Keith | Neelakanta, Girish | Sheldon, Julie Deanne | Miller, Deb | Cushing, Andrew | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Smith, Joe | Anderson, David Edgar | Reed Jr, Robert B | Caldwell, Marc | Gerhold Jr, Richard William | Dhar, Madhu S

VMC 825 - Clinical Rotation in Farm Animal Field Services
2 - 4 credit hours

Clinical training in medicine, surgery, specialty disciplines and herd health of food animals. Direct responsibility for diagnosis, care and treatment of clinical patients.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Caldwell, Marc | Whitlock, Brian Keith

VMC 880 - Elective Clinical Rotation I
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Davis, Jeremy Scott | Graves, Meggan | Adair III, Henry S | Cushing, Andrew | Ursini, Tena Louise | Springer, Nora Lynn | Craig, Linden E | Collar, Elizabeth Marie | Videla, Ricardo | DeBolt, Becky | Sheldon, Julie Deanne

VMC 881 - Elective Clinical Rotation II
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Cushing, Andrew

VMP 871 - Special Problems in Comparative Medicine
1 - 8 credit hours

Extramural and specially-designed study for students interested in select topics in avian medicine, laboratory animal medicine, zoo animal medicine, epidemiology, public health, pharmacology or toxicology.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 14 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Gerhold Jr, Richard William

VMP 885 - Camelid Medicine Elective
1 credit hour(s)

Elective focuses on aspects of camelid medicine not covered within the core curriculum in order to prepare students for careers in mixed- and large-animal practice. Material presented will consist of information that is not otherwise covered in the curriculum or will cover topics in greater depth than in other areas of the curriculum.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Picture of Andrea Sketch Lear, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-LA
Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, Auburn University, 2011

Andrea Sketch Lear, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-LA

Assistant Professor | Large Animal
Picture of Andrea Sketch Lear, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-LA image
Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine, General, Auburn University, 2011
Overview

Dr. Andrea Lear is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Her areas of expertise include large animal internal medicine, infectious disease, virology, immunology, reproductive physiology, & neonatology. Dr. Lear�s professional interests include participation in farm animal veterinary practice, advancement of animal agriculture, leadership in organized veterinary medicine and training of future veterinarians & animal scientists. She earned her Ph.D. here at the University of Tennessee. She also received her B.S. at Murray State University, M.S. at Colorado State University, DVM at Auburn University & Diplomate at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. In the future, we look forward to seeing Dr. Lear�s work in assessment of fetal viability, in-utero diagnostics, maternal-fetal communication & epigenetics of neonatal immunology. Dr. Lear and her family live on a farmstead which raises meat and dairy goats, chickens, along with vegetable gardens.

Research Focus

Her research interests focus around maternal-fetal interactions, including placental immunology and reproductive physiology.

Clinical Focus

Livestock medicine and surgery, backyard milk quality, herd disease investigation, and neonatology.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Springer, Nora Lynn | Gerhold Jr, Richard William | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Thompson, Patrick Beamon | Anderson, David Edgar

CEM 515 - Current Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 6 credit hours

Specialized experience in comparative and experimental medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Collar, Elizabeth Marie | Sultana, Hameeda

CEM 606 - Advanced Large Animal Internal Medicine
2 credit hour(s)

Topics related to large animal internal medicine, including basic physiology, pathophysiology, and systems-based coursework.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours.
Recommended Background: Professional degree.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Hines, Melissa

CEM 610 - Advanced Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 3 credit hours

Specialized, in-depth experience in various disciplines. Current and future research methodology, recent advances in instrumentation in analytical techniques for comparative medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Odoi, Agricola

CEM 612 - Journal Club in Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussions based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Other Instructors: Schaefer, Deanna M | Giori, Luca | Rouse, Barry T | Whitlock, Brian Keith | Neelakanta, Girish | Sheldon, Julie Deanne | Miller, Deb | Cushing, Andrew | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Smith, Joe | Anderson, David Edgar | Reed Jr, Robert B | Caldwell, Marc | Gerhold Jr, Richard William | Dhar, Madhu S

VMC 825 - Clinical Rotation in Farm Animal Field Services
2 - 4 credit hours

Clinical training in medicine, surgery, specialty disciplines and herd health of food animals. Direct responsibility for diagnosis, care and treatment of clinical patients.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Caldwell, Marc | Whitlock, Brian Keith

VMC 880 - Elective Clinical Rotation I
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Davis, Jeremy Scott | Graves, Meggan | Adair III, Henry S | Cushing, Andrew | Ursini, Tena Louise | Springer, Nora Lynn | Craig, Linden E | Collar, Elizabeth Marie | Videla, Ricardo | DeBolt, Becky | Sheldon, Julie Deanne

VMC 881 - Elective Clinical Rotation II
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Cushing, Andrew

VMP 871 - Special Problems in Comparative Medicine
1 - 8 credit hours

Extramural and specially-designed study for students interested in select topics in avian medicine, laboratory animal medicine, zoo animal medicine, epidemiology, public health, pharmacology or toxicology.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 14 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Gerhold Jr, Richard William

VMP 885 - Camelid Medicine Elective
1 credit hour(s)

Elective focuses on aspects of camelid medicine not covered within the core curriculum in order to prepare students for careers in mixed- and large-animal practice. Material presented will consist of information that is not otherwise covered in the curriculum or will cover topics in greater depth than in other areas of the curriculum.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.