VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Dermatology

Associate Editor

Karen Trainor

Karen Trainor

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) Anatomic Pathology, 2010


  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, Texas A&M University, 2010
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services, 2007
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University - College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006
  • Master of Science, SUNY - Albany, 2004
  • Master of Science, Texas A&M University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, SUNY-Purchase, 2001

Current Professional Activities

  • Founder of the Vet Dermpath Forum
  • Private diagnostic pathology/dermatopathology practice – Innovative Vet Path, Leawood, KS

Past Professional Activities

  • Diagnostic pathologist – Abaxis Veterinary Reference Labs, Olathe, KS
  • Research Assistant Professor – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Residency – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Internship – Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services, Rochester, NY

Professional Associations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (AAVD)
  • International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology (ISVD)
  • Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association (KCVMA)

Marital Status

  • Married


  • Lena, 2018


  • Newton – tabby cat


  • Swing dancing!

Favorite Quote

“It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.” —Indiana Jones

What I Like Most About VIN

The community and amazing wealth of information!

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