UTCVM Large Animal Hospital Named for Long-Time Benefactors

Naming Approved at Winter Meeting of the UT Board of Trustees

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees approved the naming of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Large Animal Hospital in honor of long-time benefactors Charles and the late Julie Wharton. The trustees held their winter meeting at the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials on the UT’s Cherokee Farm campus in Knoxville.

The naming recognizes the significant philanthropic support that Wharton, a 1965 graduate of the Tickle College of Engineering, has shown the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, including the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Extension, UT AgResearch, the Herbert College of Agriculture, the Tickle College of Engineering and UT Athletics. Wharton is the president and CEO of Poplar Creek Farms LLC and HC, Inc.

Wharton recently established the Charles and Julie Wharton Large Animal Endowment to expand their support of UTCVM, which dates back to the late 1980s when the Whartons’ pet English bulldogs received care from the Veterinary Medical Center.

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