Dr. Kathryn Dobyns
Dr. Kathryn Dobyns grew up in Frederick County, Maryland, where her father still lives. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1990 with a degree in Biochemistry. She graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She practiced small animal medicine an Associate Veterinarian for 4 years, and then worked as a relief Veterinarian in several practices throughout the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville areas.
Dr. Dobyns purchased the Middle River Veterinary Hospital in August 2000, and she was the sole owner until selling the practice to Dr. Cash in November 2023. Dr. Dobyns oversaw the expansion of the facility in 2012, and she continues to strive to offer progressive and comprehensive veterinary care on a part-time basis.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Dobyns spends most of her time entertaining and training her SportMix dog Wafel. She hopes to enjoy many years of fun with the little guy playing NoseWork and exploring the world. She also teaches NoseWork and ScentWork classes, and she completed the Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program through Fitpaws and the University of Tennessee in 2018.
Dr. Dobyns also shares her home with kitty Cascadilla, a former stray, who is still adjusting to the pleasures of indoor living.