Eva Oxford, DVM, PhD

Residency trained in Cardiology

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Dr. Eva Oxford was raised in rural Ohio, where she graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in biology before moving to upstate New York in 2002.  There, she completed a PhD in pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and studied the origin of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in boxer dogs.  She achieved her life-long goal of becoming a veterinarian in 2012, when she graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Oxford completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York before returning to Cornell to complete a residency in cardiology.

Dr. Oxford has been active in the research of ARVC in the boxer and mitral valve disease in small breed dogs for many years.  She has led research projects funded through the American Heart Association, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  She has taught and mentored veterinary, graduate, and undergraduate students, has presented her work at international conferences, and has taught continuing education courses to fellow veterinarians.

Medical management of cardiovascular disease can feel overwhelming, and Dr. Oxford specializes in individualized patient care.  Her love of teaching helps to build an understanding of disease processes with pet owners.  Frequent communications with owners and their primary care veterinarians absolutely helps to improve patient quality of life, and she truly believes that building this open line early on prolongs the life of her patients.

Dr. Oxford prefers to spend time with her family in her free time, including her four cats and a 20-pound Sulcata tortoise named Beatrice.  In the summer, she can be found (with Beatrice) in her organic vegetable garden.