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Karen M. Tobias, DVM

Dr. Karen Tobias

Professor, Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Tennessee
C247 Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-8387
FAX: (865) 974-5554
Email PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Tobias only replies to emails from veterinarians


  • Southern Illinois University, BS, High Honors, Carbondale, Illinois, May 1981
  • University of Illinois, BS, High Honors, Urbana, Illinois, June 1983
  • University of Illinois, DVM, High Honors, Urbana, Illinois, June 1985
  • The Ohio State University, MS, Columbus, Ohio, August 1989

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1992.


  • Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Purdue University, July 1985 - July 1986.
  • Resident, Small Animal Surgery, The Ohio State University, July 1986 - July 1989.
  • Clinical Instructor, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, University of Georgia, October 1989 - September 1991.
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington University, Pullman, Washington, November 1991 - August 1999

Clinical Interests

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

Research Interests

Professional Societies

  • AVMA
  • ACVS
  • Phi Zeta