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About Karen M. Tobias DVM, DACVS, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karen Tobias is a Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and board-certified surgeon at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM in 1985 from University of Illinois and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Purdue University in 1986 and a Small Animal Surgery residency and Master’s Degree at The Ohio State University in 1989.
Dr. Tobias has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is known nationally and internationally for her work on portosystemic shunts in dogs. She is the author of the Manual of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (Wiley/Blackwell, 2010); co-editor of Tobias and Johnston: Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal (Elsevier/Saunders, 2012); and co-author of Paterson and Tobias Atlas of Ear Diseases of the Dog and Cat (Wiley/Blackwell, 2013).


Present Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Present Professor, Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contact Information

College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
C247 Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387


Articles (19)

Books (3)

Contributions to Books (1)

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