UT veterinarian is featured on new TV show

Aug 10, 2005
By dvm360.com staff

Knoxville, Tenn. - 8/10/05 - A new show "Barkiture," on the DIY network, airs tonight at 9 p.m. and features Dr. Karen Tobias, a professor of small animal surgery at the University of Tennessee.

Tobias co-hosts the show with Kenny Alfonso, highlighting the integration of a new dog into a home.

Tobias gives advice on how to care for the new dog while Alfonso designs a custom-built doghouse.

Each episode of the half-hour long show features a family receiving a new dog.

Many of the dogs on the show were adopted from the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville.

Tobias says adjusting to the filming schedule wasn't easy.

"I'm surprised at how much time and effort it takes to produce 20-minutes of film," Tobias says in a prepared statement. "When working with kids and dogs you never know what's going to happen."