Stéphanie Dugas, DVM, DACVIM

During her teenage years Dr. Dugas developed a love for animals. This compassion led her to learn as much as she could about them and the variety of specialty fields in veterinary medicine. Shortly thereafter, a career path was unwaveringly forged.

Dr. Dugas earned her DVM in 2007 and Diplome d’etudes specialisee (DES) in Neurology in 2014 from the University of Montreal, Canada. During veterinary school she was involved in student government and the curriculum committee. She also was on the founding team of “Initiation au Leadership Veterinaire,” a veterinary leadership course offered to first-year students and faculty to promote development of emotional intelligence, communication and leadership among veterinary professionals. She is currently completing a Masters of Veterinary Science and studying head tremors in English Bulldogs at the University of Montreal.

Dr. Dugas specializes in medical neurology and brings a particular interest in epilepsy, genetic diseases, infectious diseases, and sleep and movement disorders to the neurology-neurosurgery team. She hopes to provide continuing education courses in veterinary neurology to fellow practitioners in the future and to develop portable electroencephalogram (EEG) technology in the private practice setting.

A self-proclaimed foodie, Dr. Dugas likes trying new restaurants – especially if a menu involves cheese. To stay in shape, she enjoys participating in triathlons and ballet.

 

Her friendly demeanor and French-Canadian accent offer obvious clues about her homeland, but Dr. Dugas is quickly adapting to life in California. Relaxing on the beach with a good book is one of her favorite hobbies, and surfing is in her future plans. As a former competitive lifeguard and synchronized swimmer, she’s sure to be catching waves soon.