After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master’s degree from the City University of New York at Hunter College, Dr. Voulgaris went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2005 completing her final year at Louisiana State University. She immediately pursued further clinical training completing an internship in equine medicine in Ontario, New York, followed by a 1 year anesthesia internship at the University of Georgia.
She then went back to New York City, and worked at a progressive general practice in Brooklyn, and became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2007. After 2 years in private practice, she pursued further academic training and accepted 3 year anesthesia and pain management residency at the University of Tennessee. During this time she participated in creating an integrative medicine department for small and large animal patients, gave numerous lectures on integrative medicine for canine, feline, equine, camelid, and porcine patients, was the sole equine acupuncturist for the university and taught within the university's equine rehabilitation certification program.
In addition to her acupuncture credentials, Dr. Voulgaris has also earned certifications in: Canine Rehabilitation, Tui-na, Medical Ozone therapy and Clinical Thermography. She has further independent study in Food Therapy, Nutrigenomics, and Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation.
Dr. Voulgaris is an ethical vegan committed to the advancement of animal rights through education. She runs the Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Animal Specialty Group (ASG) in Glendale and is the Medical Director at Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) in Torrance. She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed veterinary journals and continues teaching on the subjects of pain management, physical rehabilitation and other holistic options for animal wellness.