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.”