Laura Stainback D.V.M., Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Neurologist / Neurosurgeon, Residency Program Director

Dr. Stainback was born in Plantation, Florida and raised in Bristol, Tennessee. Her interest in neurology began as an undergraduate while initially studying electrical engineering. “I was interested in the transmission of electrical impulses but was more drawn to this in a biological field as opposed to working with computers which is how I ended up in veterinary school. My interest in neurology evolved as I realized it combined my interests in impulse transmission and my love for “brain teasers” in a way that is unique to the neurological examination”. Dr. Stainback’s professional interests include inflammatory CNS disease and surgical neurology. Her education and professional experience:

1998-2002Bachelor of Science (Biology – Zoology)
Tennessee Technology University (Cookeville, TN)
2002-2006Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
2006-2007Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2007-2010Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency
Veterinary Neurological Center (Las Vegas, NV)
2010Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology)
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2010-2012Staff Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Veterinary Neurological Center (Las Vegas, NV)
2014-PresentStaff Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Veterinary Neurological Center (Phoenix, AZ)
Awards and Honors
  • Dr. Stainback has received numerous academic scholarships, been a member of several honor societies, and received recognition for her clinical and research projects.
Professional Memberships
  • Dr. Stainback has given several academic presentations while at North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee. She has also given presentations to technicans and emergency clinicians in the Las Vegas area.