WHITNEY DEGROOT, DVM, is currently completing a small animal surgical residency at University of Tennessee. She earned her DVM from University of Guelph, where she also completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship. She also completed a surgical internship at Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, Canada.
Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, is a professor of small animal soft tissue surgery and a board-certified surgeon at University of Tennessee. She earned her DVM from University of Illinois and completed an internship at Purdue University and a residency at The Ohio State University, where she also earned her master’s degree. Dr. Tobias has published more than 120 scientific articles and book chapters and is the author of Manual of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery and coeditor of Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal.