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W. Michael Karlin - DVM, MS, DACVS-Large Animal, DACVS-Small Animal


  • 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


  • 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)