- Small Animal Surgery
After receiving her veterinary degree from Cornell University (CU) in 1984, Dr. Kathleen Linn completed a one-year internship at Colorado State University (CSU) and then went into private practice for three years in Jamestown, N.Y. She returned to CSU for a surgical residency and master’s degree, and in 1994, she became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Linn held various teaching and clinical roles at CSU, CU, and the University of Wisconsin before joining the WCVM faculty in 2003 as an associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. She is also part of the small animal surgery team at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.
Dr. Linn’s professional and research interests include avian and canine orthopedics as well as soft tissue injuries.
- BS, Allegheny College
- DVM, Cornell University
- MS, Colorado State University
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Lavallée, J.M., Shmon, C., Beaufrère, H., Chirino-Trejo, M., Linn, K. 2020. Influence of clipping on bacterial contamination of canine arthrocentesis sites before and after skin preparation. Veterinary Surgery, 49(7): 1307-1314. https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.13468
Linn, K., Duerr, F.M. 2020. Tarsal region. Canine Lameness: 281-306. https://www.doi.org/10.1002/9781119473992.ch18
Ng, J., Linn, K.A., Shmon, C.L., Parker, S., Zwicker, L.A. 2020. The left lateral projection is comparable to horizontal beam radiography for identifying experimental small volume pneumoperitoneum in the canine abdomen. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 61(2): 130-136. https://www.doi.org/10.1111/vru.12826
Ciwko, E., Sadar, M.J., Bennett, K., Linn, K. 2018. Transfixation pin splinting as an alternative external coaptation method in domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) long bone fractures. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 27(4): 31-37. https://www.doi.org/10.1053/j.jepm.2017.09.004
Dobak, T.P., Starrak, G., Linn, K., Snead, E.C.R. 2017. Imperforated cor triatriatum dexter in a dog with concurrent caudal vena cava wall mineralization. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 59(1): 3. https://www.doi.org/10.1186/s13028-016-0269-5
Linn, K.A. 2017. Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis. Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice, 47(4): 851-863. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvsm.2017.03.004
Johnson, M.D., Shmon, C.L., Linn, K.A., Singh, B. 2016. Ex vivo evaluation of the effect of various surgical procedures on blood delivery to the patellar tendon of dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 77(5): 548-555. https://www.doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.77.5.548
Elliot, K., MacDonald-Dickinson, V., Linn, K., Simko, E., Misra, V. 2014. Increase in gene-transcript levels as indicators of up-regulation of the unfolded protein response in spontaneous canine tumors. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 78(3): 161-167.
Bélanger, R., Shmon, C.L., Gilbert, P.J., Linn, K.A. 2014. Prevalence of circumcaval ureters and double caudal vena cava in cats. American Journal Veterinary Research, 75(1): 91-95. https://doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.75.1.91
Dueland, R.T., Patricelli, A.J., Adams, W.M., Linn, K.A., Crump, P.M. 2010. Canine hip dysplasia treated by juvenile pubic symphysiodesis: Part 1 – two year results of computer tomography and distraction index. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedic and Traumatology, 23: 306-317. https://www.doi.org/10.3415/VCOT-09-04-0045
Dueland, R.T., Patricelli, A.J., Adams, W.M., Linn, K.A., Crump, P.M. 2010. Canine hip dysplasia treated by juvenile pubic symphysiodesis: Part 2 – two year clinical results. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedic and Traumatology, 23: 318-325. https://www.doi.org/10.3415/vcot-09-04-0040
Gilbert, P., Shmon, C.L., Linn, K.A., Singh, B. 2010. Macroscopic and microvascular blood supply of the canine common calcanean tendon. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 23(2): 81-86. https://www.doi.org/10.3415/VCOT-09-05-0057
- Canine cruciate injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Avian orthopedics and facial reconstruction
- Minimally invasive surgery