Stephanie Evenson, DVM, MS, cVMA
Stephanie Evenson's Credentials
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist, Curacore Vet
Master’s of Science, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor’s of Science, Biology, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
About Stephanie Evenson
Dr. Stephanie Evenson knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was five years old. Her life growing up on a hobby farm and her participation in 4-H strengthened her commitment. No one was surprised when she got into, attended, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation, Dr. Evenson worked as a small animal veterinarian at a mixed animal practice. But a growing interest in microbiology sent her back to UW to get her master’s degree in bacteriology. Returning to veterinary practice, this time working exclusively with small animals, Dr. Evenson’s advanced training and teaching skills were noted. She was offered an attending veterinarian position in a veterinary technician training program. She loved caring for the animals used in the program and teaching baby vet techs.
Teaching opened Dr. Evenson to new ways to serve animals of all species. She was asked to teach human nursing students, and then university students. Wisconsin’s state university system has benefited from her skills since 2012.
To keep her hands in clinical practice, Dr. Evenson has helped local veterinary clinics with relief work. She also went back to school yet again, to earn her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture.
Currently Dr. Evenson is attending veterinarian for the university and an Associate Teaching Professor. She loves educating people about veterinary medicine, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology. In her the free time she enjoys her corgi, watercolor painting, and reading.
Riley (2004-2018), a Pembroke Welsh Corgi was known among the neighbor kids as “Awesome Cool Dude”. It was love at first sight. My heart picked him even after trying to give each puppy in the litter a fair shake. His freckles and impish nature won me over.
I was thrilled to pick out his registered name – he was Smiley Guy Riley due to his antics and big grin. He always was able to make me laugh, even when he was a naughty.
When he was a puppy, he stole at least 3 left shoes out of shoeboxes in my closet and chewed the heels on each. He never stole a right shoe. He also ate an armchair at grandma’s house. I was out of town and got a frantic call from my mom; “He ate a chair!”
Riley was there for me during my first veterinary job and made multiple school and job-related moves with me. I called him my “Ambassadog” because he helped me meet a lot of people due to his charisma. Everyone wanted to know him as he strutted his way through life.
My heart was broken when Riley developed a progressive neurological disease, degenerative myelopathy at almost 12 years old. His original prognosis was 6 months. Using both traditional and integrative medicine to help support him, he made it over 2.5 years.
The way he faced his disease was inspirational. He lived in the moment and accepted each new level of disability with grace.
Because of Riley, I made a vow to help other dogs facing similar diseases and share my knowledge.