Dr. Eifler’s love for animals began at an early age and though her goal to become a veterinarian was deeply ingrained even then, it wasn’t until her family dog, a German Shepherd named Max became afflicted with a devastating neurologic condition called degenerative myelopathy, that she realized her desire to specialize in veterinary neurology. During her neurology residency at the University of Missouri, she was fortunate enough to work with the researchers who discovered the gene associated with this disease which will aid in the diagnosis of degenerative myelopathy.
Dr. Eifler is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, Canada in 1997 and attained her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island in 2001. She then completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at The Western College of Veterinary medicine in Saskatoon in 2002 followed by an Emergency and Critical Fellowship at Michigan State University in 2003. Dr. Eifler then spent two years in small animal private practice and was also involved in research for hereditary canine ophthalmologic diseases. Dr. Eifler completed her Neurology / Neurosurgery residency at the University of Missouri in 2008 and attained status as a diplomate of the ACVIM, Specialty of Neurology at this time.
Dr. Eifler is pleased to be part of the MVMC Specialty Group, which offers the caliber of care that she insists upon for her own pets. She is especially happy to be living in the Portland area which allows her to enjoy some of her favorite past times such as skiing, hiking, kayaking, yoga, and going for walks on the beach with her fiancé Nathan and their German Shepherd, Fiji. Dr. Eifler also has three wonderful (and slightly spoiled) cats named Scully, Pippin, and Little Cat.