Vivian W. Lau, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada
Internship Training: Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview, NY (Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care)
Neurology Internship Training: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX (Small Animal Neurology)
Residency Training: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Certification: Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) (2017)
Dr. Vivian Lau’s study of animals and her work to help them has taken her around the world. She started her veterinary career at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. During vet school, she spent a summer on the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Vets India team. The following year she traveled to Palau where she served as a veterinary assistant to the Koror State Government veterinarian. She completed her residency in veterinary neurology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. During her residency, she also completed a Masters of Science degree investigating the effects of cell therapy on ischemic stroke. Her previous veterinary experience spans medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care.
Vivian has presented extensively at veterinary symposiums on topics that include ischemic stroke, stem cell therapy, seizures, movement disorders, and inflammatory neurologic disorders. Her research has also been widely published in scientific articles and other publications.
Vivian’s areas of veterinary interest include spinal cord injury, inflammatory neurologic disorders, seizures, and central nervous system neoplasias.
When she is not practicing veterinary neurology, Vivian enjoys hiking, running, reading, and travelling. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their three furry rescues.