Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for over 35 years


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:


1998-2002 Bachelor of Science (Biology - Zoology)
Tennessee Technology University (Cookeville, TN)
2002-2006 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
2006-2007 Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2007-2010 Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency
Veterinary Neurological Center (Las Vegas, NV)
2010 Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology)
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2010-2012 Staff Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Veterinary Neurological Center (Las Vegas, NV)
2014-Present Staff Neurologist/Neurosurgeon
Veterinary Neurological Center (Phoenix, AZ)