Dr. Laura Stokking is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed both an internship in Small Animal Surgery and Medicine and a residency in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Illinois. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Stokking, who holds a PhD in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. At the University of Illinois, she combined her prior training in fine-particle magnetic interactions with cutaneous neoplasia in a study of electron paramagnetic resonance of melanin in equine melanomatosis.
Dr. Stokking has a special interest in allergy and takes a multifaceted therapeutic approach to the management of allergic disease. She has strong interests in cutaneous manifestations of internal disease, comparative dermatology of immune-mediated disease, and the links between skin cancer and infectious disease. Dr. Stokking’s practice is not limited to dogs and cats, but also includes horses and other large animals.