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Bonnie Oliphant

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Veterinary Specialist

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Intervertebral disc disease

Dr. Bonnie Oliphant comes to ASG from Alberta, Canada, where she was born and raised. She attended the University of Calgary and received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology. From there, Dr. Oliphant graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada in 2011. She complemented her academic endeavors with a rotating small animal internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre in Toronto, Canada from 2011-2012, and a Neurology Specialty Internship at Bush Veterinary Neurology Service in Leesburg, VA from 2012-2013. Dr. Oliphant also completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin in 2016.

Her previous travels to Ghana and Mongolia has fueled her passion for international travel and veterinary medicine abroad, alongside her other veterinary interests of intervertebral disc disease and seizures. Dr. Oliphant is also an advocate for wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, which blossomed from her experience working at a wildlife trauma hospital before and during veterinary school.

Although she currently doesn't have any pets, Dr. Oliphant spends her free time reading and exploring her new home of Southern California.

Neurology + Neurosurgery

Areas of Interest:
Intervertebral disc disease, Seizures

Veterinary School:
Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Rotating Small Animal: Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto
Neurology Specialty, Bush Veterinary Neurology Service

University of Wisconsin
Papers Authored
Retrospective Study Evaluating Associations Between Midline Brain Shift on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Survival in Dogs Diagnosed with Meningoencephalitis of Unknown Etiology

Abstract: Difficulty has been encountered when trying to identify ante mortem prognostic indicators for dogs with meningoencephalitis of unknown etiology (MUE). Identifying MRI imaging parameters associated with prognosis may impact treatment decision-making for clinician and owner. Our hypotheses for this retrospective cohort study are that dogs diagnosed with MUE that had midline shift on brain MRI would have a poorer survival compared to dogs without midline shift; and that younger age, lower weight, and low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell count would be correlated with improved survival. Medical records were reviewed from two institutions.
Authored: Oliphant BJ, Barnes Heller HL, White JM
Published: Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2017 Jan;58(1):38-43


Neurology is the study of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and the junctions between nerves and muscles. Disorders of the nervous system can be very complex, with subtle signs, and frequently require specialized diagnostic procedures and advanced imaging to diagnose. Veterinary neurologists use highly specialized equipment to diagnose and treat...

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