Dr. Essman, DVM, MS, DACVR

Dr. Essman

Dr. Stephanie Essman, owner and founder of Veterinary Imaging Consultations, Inc. completed her DVM at Oklahoma State University in 1998. After a small animal rotating internship at a very busy specialty and emergency hospital in Dallas, Texas, she completed her Radiology residency/master’s program at the University of Missouri in 2003. She was an Assistant professor at the University of Missouri until 2011. During this time her research focus was based on utilizing the radiopharmaceutical Samarium-153-EDTMP in osteosarcoma treatment, but her primary interest was in teaching residents and students. She was honored to have been awarded the Golden Aesculapius Teaching award in 2005, 2007 and 2008 and the SCAVMA Teaching Excellence award in 2005.  During her tenure at the University of Missouri, she also gained extensive teleradiology experience and launched VIC, Inc. in 2007.  At the beginning of 2012, she decided to focus all efforts on her teleradiology company in order to provide the best service possible to her clientele. She enjoys consulting with veterinarians regarding their cases, and utilizes her extensive teaching experience on a daily basis when discussing cases with the veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, backpacking, hiking and traveling. She also works closely with two California English Bulldog rescue groups, Road Dogs and Rescue and Southern California Bulldog rescue. She serves as a foster to abused and neglected bulldogs and provides her expertise in image interpretation to the Bulldog Rescue veterinarian