American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Marti Drum grew up riding and showing Thoroughbred horses which led to an interest in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation. She received her DVM from Colorado State University in 2006. Dr. Drum also received a PhD in Equine Orthopedics from the Colorado State University Equine Orthopedic Research Center in 2006 where her research focused on subchondral bone density mapping in racehorses and non-racing horses.
She began as faculty in the Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation Service at the University of Tennessee in 2006, and has developed a wide ranging background in rehabilitation and sports medicine, drawing from her experience with multiple species, including horses, camelids, pigs, sheep, chickens, avian/exotic pets, zoo animals and of course dogs and cats. In addition to teaching veterinary students at UT, she is also an instructor to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants enrolled in the University of Tennessee Certificate Program for Canine Rehabilitation. She became an ACVSMR diplomate in 2012 and is the current chair of the ACVSMR Exam Committee.
Dr. Drum’s research interests have involved Osteoarthritis, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.