William Mike Karlin - DVM

William Mike Karlin
Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. William “Mike” Karlin is a member of the Department of Clinical Sciences and is an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Karlin splits his time between the orthopedic service in Foster Hospital for Small Animals and instructing clinical year students and training interns and residents.

Dr. Karlin came to Tufts from his position as a small animal surgeon at the Intown Veterinary Group Hospital in Natick, MA. Prior to that he was a surgeon at the Southern New Hampshire Veterinary Referral Hospital in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Karlin is double-boarded as a diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in both Small Animal and Large Animal. He completed a residency/fellowship for dual certification in small animal surgery at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2014, and he received his Masters of Veterinary Science and completed a residency in large animal surgery from the University of Illinois in 2010. His DVM degree was awarded from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, and his BS from the University of Nebraska in 2002.

Education

  • Residency and Fellowship for dual certification in Small Animal Surgery at Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists in Fort Lauderdale, FL (2014)
  • Masters of Veterinary Science and Residency in Large Animal Surgery from the University of Illinois (2010)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (2006)
  • B.S. University of Nebraska (2002)

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal)
  1. Karlin WM, Stewart AA, Durgam SS, Naughton JF, O'Dell-Anderson KJ, Stewart MC. 2011. Evaluation of experimentally induced injury to the superficial digital flexor tendon in horses by use of low-field magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography. Am J Vet Res. 2011 Jun;72(6):791-8
  2. Minter LJ, Karlin WM, Hickey MJ, Byron CR. 2010. Surgical repair of a cleft palate in an American bison (Bison bison). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2010 Sep;41(3):562-6
  3. Byron CR, Benson BM, Karlin WM, Stewart AA. 2010. Modified tenoscopic method for carpal flexor retinaculum release in a horse. Vet Surg. 2010 Feb;39(2):239-43

Teaching

  • Introduction to Surgery and Skeletal Pathobiology

  • Introduction to Small Animal Anesthesia and Surgery Techniques (Spay Lab)

  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

  • Clinical Skills

  • Problem-based Learning (PBL)