2020 Annual Conference


September 26-27

Gatlinburg, TN

The Edgewater Hotel

10 CEUs available for full conference attendees.


Dr. Karen Tobias

DVM, DACVS, College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Karen Tobias is a Professor of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and board-certified surgeon at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM in 1985 from University of Illinois and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Purdue University in 1986 and a Small Animal Surgery residency and Master’s Degree at The Ohio State University in 1989.


Dr. Tobias has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is known nationally and internationally for her work on portosystemic shunts in dogs. She is the author of the Manual of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (Wiley/Blackwell, 2010); co-editor of Tobias and Johnston: Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal (Elsevier/Saunders, 2012); and co-author of Paterson and Tobias Atlas of Ear Diseases of the Dog and Cat (Wiley/Blackwell, 2013)


Updates on Reproductive Surgery

Urethral Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery- part 1

Head and neck surgery part 2

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Surgical Problem Solving


Dr. Angela Rollins 

DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVN


University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, USA

Dr. Rollins is a Diplomate and former President of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, where she also attained her DVM, PhD, and residency training.


What you can and can’t learn from a pet food label

Alternative diet trends: fact, fiction, and communication

Deciphering gastrointestinal diets: when to use what



Founded in 1977 as an informal gathering, the East Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association has grown to be an annual professional development opportunity for veterinary professional across the region. As a non-profit foundation, the ETVMA directs all proceeds from the annual conference to scholarships for veterinary students and to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Board Members:

Dr. Richard Hewitt, President

Dr. Bob Denovo, Member

Dr. Ken Chamness, Member

Dr. Pat Hackett, Member

Dr. Jim Hammon, Member

Dr. Randy Hammon, Member

Dr. Sally Poston, Member


Sharon Weaver, Administrator

Amanda Davis, Web Administrator 






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Tel:  865-691-7456


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