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Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Internship Training: VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists; Veterinary Specialty Center (Buffalo Grove, IL) Residency Training: Veterinary Specialty Center
Dr. Alice Bugman started her career as a web developer after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. Even though she treated her sick aquarium fish growing up in Hawaii, she did not realize she wanted to be a veterinarian until she was an adult and adopted a cat. She went back to school part-time at Hunter College in New York for a post-baccalaureate program, studying Biological Sciences and Chemistry.
A few years later, with her IT career in the rear-view mirror, Dr. Bugman headed to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM. She completed a yearlong rotating internship in San Francisco followed by a one-year surgical internship and three-year surgical residency at Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
While experienced in all areas of surgery, Dr. Bugman has a particular interest in orthopedics and fracture repair, urinary tract surgery, wound management and reconstruction, and laparoscopy. She enjoys the hands-on nature of surgery and watching her patients improve. She also loves working on a team to make her patients’ lives and the lives of their owners better.
In her free time, she enjoys movies and theater, hiking, traveling, cooking, and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Bugman has one little brown dog named Bogie.