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Karen VernauKaren Vernau, DVM, MAS, DACVIM - Neurology

Dr. Karen Vernau hails from Toronto. She received her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1991. After graduation, she worked in small animal practice in suburban Ontario for one year, before moving to Sydney, Australia with her Australian born veterinary clinical pathologist husband. In Sydney, she worked in two small animal practices until 1994, when she moved to California in order to complete a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at UC Davis. She achieved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) specialty certification in 1997. In 2006, she completed a master’s degree in clinical research at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery at UC Davis. Dr. Vernau has authored numerous publications and book chapters and presented at many conferences. Her research interests include inflammatory brain disease, cerebrospinal fluid, myasthenia gravis, metabolic encephalopathies, and brain tumors. Dr. Vernau has a menagerie consisting of 3 humans (1 husband, 2 children), two mixed-breed dogs (Bessie and Joey), an Abyssinian cat (Rojo) and two rabbits (Tanner and Mandy).