VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Surgery - Orthopedic

Associate Editor

Kathy Linn

Kathy Linn

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 1994


  • Residency in Surgery, 1991
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, 1985
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 1984
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Allegheny College, 1979

Current Professional Activities

  • Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Past Professional Activities

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of small animal orthopedic surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Associate Veterinarian, Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, Jamestown, NY
  • Clinical Instructor, Colorado State University
  • Clinical Instructor and later Lecturer, Cornell University
  • I've also waited tables, milked cows, done medical illustration, been a janitor, sold my plasma, packed parachutes for fun and profit and been arrested for Criminal Mischief for a botanical crime.

Marital Status

  • Still looking!


  • One cat I admit to, numerous barn cats I feed but try not to claim (hey, I can't help it--I rent an apartment on a dairy farm), and 2.9 foster horses.


  • Skydiving
  • Flying
  • Hockey
  • Long distance hiking

Favorite Quote

"Never biopsy a pulsatile mass in a deep hole."

What I Like Most About VIN


Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .