Dr. Stephanie Austin

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Dr. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science (Maj. Vet tech) from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2006. After graduation, she moved to the other side of her beautiful, sunny country, to the most isolated city in the world (Perth, Australia), to begin her veterinary degree at Murdoch University. 5 years later, she received a dual degree in Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

After all this schooling, Dr. Stephanie packed her things, her beloved Labrador & fluffy cat, and made the big move to the USA. She lives and practices at a clinic in the “big apple.”

In her spare time, Dr. Stephanie fosters dogs for a local NYC rescue (she’s up to number 18!), and she finally caved and adopted the oldest one, a 13-year-old toothless, homeless little lady chihuahua 10 months ago. She also tries to get in some time riding horses, loves to hike, hit up the beach, travel, go snowboarding, or for a long run.

Her professional interests, beyond preventive care, include emergency and critical care, dentistry, neonatology, pain control, and physical therapy.

Zinc Toxicity in Dogs & Cats

Updated: June 18, 2021

Zinc is very dangerous to pets. Overexposure happens when a dog or cat consumes too much of something containing zinc, or just one item that contains a high level of zinc, like a penny.

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