Dr. Eva Oxford is a board certified veterinary cardiologist, currently practicing in Upstate New York. Eva was raised in rural Ohio, where she graduated from Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in biology before moving to upstate New York in 2002. She completed a PhD in pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, studying arrhythmias in both humans and in the boxer dog. She achieved her life-long goal of becoming a veterinarian in 2012, when she graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine.
After veterinary school, Dr. Oxford completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York before returning to Cornell to complete a residency in cardiology. She became board certified in cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM) in 2019.
Dr. Oxford has been active in the research of ARVC in the boxer and mitral valve disease in small breed dogs for many years. She has led research projects funded through the American Heart Association, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and has presented her work at international conferences. Dr. Oxford continues to teach and mentor veterinary, graduate, and undergraduate students, and to teach continuing education courses to fellow veterinarians.
A cardiovascular disease diagnosis can be stressful for owners and their pets. Dr. Oxford strives to minimize stress by using gentle patient restraint and keeping the owners as close as possible during the examination.
Medical management of cardiovascular disease can feel overwhelming, and Dr. Oxford specializes in individualized patient care. Her love of teaching helps to build an understanding of disease processes with pet owners. Frequent communications with owners and their primary care veterinarians absolutely helps to improve patient quality of life, and she truly believes that building this open line early on prolongs the life of her patients.