Jennie L. Ivey, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
  Animal Science
Office: 257 Brehm Animal Science
Phone: (865) 974-3157

Focus: Extension Equine Specialist

Biographical sketch

Dr. Ivey grew up in a coastal region of New Jersey, but began her career with horses through numerous 4-H projects and avid lessons, shows and training trips. She began her professional animal science career by completing a B. S. focusing on equine science at Rutgers University. Her experiences in undergraduate research led her to pursue a M. S. at West Virginia University, where she studied the effects of resveratrol on mature, moderately-exercised horses. After, Dr. Ivey elected to remain at WVU to complete a Ph.D., where her dissertation focused on the influence of weight loss on metabolic and mitochondrial function in the horse. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Equine Science Society, was recognized as a ASAS Midwest Section Animal Science Young Scholar, along with working closely in extension based programming while in West Virginia. Based on her experiences, she elected to combine her academic training and desire to impact and educate the public with the knowledge gained through research via Extension at UT. Specifically, she strives to translate research findings into programs and education for youth and adults in order to improve equine health and well-being.

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Animal & Food Science, West Virginia University, 2013
M.S. Animal Physiology, West Virginia University, 2011
B.S. Animal Science, Rutgers University, 2009


Horse Management
UT Extension put together a series of equine management field days across Tennessee.