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Kimberly Karolides

Assistant Professor

Veterinary Technology
School of Applied Sciences

(617) 928-4668


M.Ed., Curry College

B.S., Mount Ida College

Certified Veterinary Technician, Massachusetts


Professor Kim Karolides began her career by helping her first employer open the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England in Waltham, Massachusetts where she managed the ordering, the inventory and the staff.

She continues to work in many areas of veterinary medicine including emergency, research, day practice, surgical specialty and hospice care, bringing the perspective, skills and excitement of her life as a veterinary technician to her classroom and students.

“The field is growing by leaps and bounds and it’s a very exciting time and getting a degree is worth the time and money spent. The people you will meet along the way will change your life.”

Making a difference is most important to Professor Karolides. “I make a difference in the lives of my students and in the lives of the animals. I want to send out into the world the BEST veterinary technicians I can because they will make the difference in the lives of animals long after I can.

Karolides counts being the head – and the first – technician for the New England Pet Hospice and her position as Vice President of the Massachusetts Vet Tech Association among her accomplishments. In addition she has served on the legislative committee for VT licensure and as an advisor for the student chapter of NAVTA at Mount Ida. She teaches Introduction to Veterinary Technology, Veterinary Management and is Senior Internship Director.

Professor Karolides tells her students, “The work can be dirty and can even break your heart, but you will never regret your choice.”

Campus Emergency Alert

Mount Ida College is closed on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Due to the weather event, Mount Ida College is closed today, Monday, February 8, 2016.  The Mount Ida College Shuttle is not in service through the closure. Classes and events are cancelled for the day and the previously announced parking ban is in effect.  Further parking bans requiring residential students and staff to move their vehicles will continue throughout the day and be communicated through the Mount Ida College Police department, please comply with these requests in order for lots to be thoroughly cleared. The following services are open:

– The Malloy Office of Residence Life will open regular hours beginning 8:30am
The Dining Common will be open for the following hours: Brunch 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner 4:30pm – 7:00pm
– The Four Corners Cafe will open from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Campus Center will open at 11:00am – 9:00pm
The Fitness Center will open at 11:00am – 9:00pm