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Karen Tobias


Karen Tobias



I’m incredibly honored to be recognized by my colleagues. I’ve learned so much from all of them – they’ve made me a better teacher and surgeon.

Karen Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS


Karen is a great surgeon and an even better teacher of surgery and I will be forever grateful for having been one of her residents.
Carlos H. de M. Souza, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Tobias has been a key influential mentor in the ACVS community. Her contributions to the veterinary surgical field speak for themselves.
Katee Adair, DVM

Dr. Tobias was one of the most influential soft tissue mentors in my career. 
Shiara Arulpragasam, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

She gave me indispensable training during my residency.
Grayson Lee Cole, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), CCRP

Where would veterinary surgery be without a select few heroes like Karen Tobias.
Brett Darrow, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), CCRP

I feel so fortunate to have had Dr. Tobias as my residency mentor.
Whitney DeGroot, BSc, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

The teaching and training provided by Dr. Tobias allowed me to complete my residency and pass the board exams.
David Francis, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)

I owe a great deal of my success and personal growth to the guidance and wisdom of my mentor.
Adam Gassel, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Tobias is the epitome of ‘making something complicated look easy.’
Jose Luis Guevara, VMD, DACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Tobias was an amazingly supportive mentor early in my specialist years, never hesitating to assist or encourage me.
Cassie Lux, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal)

Whenever I am facing a particularly challenging soft tissue case, I summon Karen Tobias’ voice.
Rachel Seibert, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), CCRP

Dr. Tobias is an incredible surgeon, educator, and researcher. Fortunately, she has also become a really good friend.
Patricia Sura, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)

Surgeons are not quick to talk about the mistakes that they’ve made during their careers, but Dr. Tobias would readily tell us stories of the mistakes that she had made, so that we could learn from them.
Christian Latimer, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal), CCRP


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For further information, please contact the ACVS Foundation at (301) 916-0200 x110 or foundation@acvs.org.