"As an ethical veterinarian, I have a responsibility to recommend foods for my patients that are balanced and healthy. As an ethical vegan, I have a responsibility to promote compassion to all animals, not just my patients."
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters of Arts degree from the City University of New York at Hunter College, Dr. Voulgaris went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine in 2005 completing her final clinical year at Louisiana State University.
After completing an internship in equine medicine in Ontario, New York, she accepted a 1 year anesthesia internship at the University of Georgia in 2005. She then went back to her New York City roots, and worked at a progressive general practice in Brooklyn, during which time she became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2007. After 2 years in general practice, she decided to pursue further academic training and accepted a 3 year anesthesia and pain management residency at the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville. Dr. Voulgaris was trained and certified by the University of Tennessee in canine rehabilitation (earning a CCRP) and is also a certified Tui-na Practitioner, having studied with the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. She has additional training in Food Therapy through the Chi Institute, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM), is certified in medical ozone therapy, having studied under Dr Margo Roman DVM and Dr. Frank Shallenberger MD through the American Academy of Ozonotherapy. Dr. Voulgaris is also Certified in Clinical Thermography, by the American College of Clinical Thermology (ACCT). Recognizing the benefits of thermal imaging in her own health and wellness, Dr. Voulgaris created ‘Animal Thermography’, a mobile thermal imaging service dedicated to animals in and around Los Angeles. Dr. Voulgaris is an ethical vegan who is committed to advancing animal rights through education.
She is the Medical Director of Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) in Torrance and concurrently runs the Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine Department at Animal Specialty Group (ASG) in Glendale. She has published peer reviewed articles in Anesthesia and Analgesia, The Canadian Journal of Veterinary Medicine and The American Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She remains actively involved with IVAS and continues to teach and give lectures on veterinary pain management, acupuncture, rehabilitation, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine throughout the country.