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Emily Tompkins Karlin - DVM, DACVIM


  • DVM – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2008
  • BA – Bowdoin College, 2003

Board Certification

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Cardiology

General Research Interests

  • Degenerative mitral valve disease
  • TMAO and the relationship between GI bacteria and systemic disease
  • Heart failure

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Chronic heart failure management  
  • Approaches to clinical teaching and learning
  • Optimizing at-home care for patients with heart disease
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and dietary influences


Veterinary cardiology

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Radiography
  • Cardiac catheterization (fluoroscopy)
  • Pacemaker placement
  • ICU care including oxygen supplementation and continuous telemetry monitoring
  • Holter monitoring, event monitoring, implantable loop recorders
  • CT
  • Nuclear scintigraphy