Victoria Lukasik, DVM, Diplomate ACVAA

Professor of Practice


About Me

Practicing my specialty (Anesthesiology) has truly been my passion for the past two decades. My practice has been strictly mobile, providing anesthetic care for fragile private practice patients in the USA and across the globe. I enjoy the challenge of working with complicated patients, but private practice has also taught me how important it is to care for clients as well. I am truly lucky that I live my passion and can share my talent and expertise every day.


What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy traveling the most, having been to all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Some of my favourite adventures have been wandering the steppes of Mongolia, traversing 9,635 km across Siberia, and swimming with Great White sharks in the Southern Ocean. The most unusual thing I have ever eaten was jellyfish. When I am home, I have a flower garden that requires a bit of attention and recently started keeping bees.


What excites you about this position?

This opportunity allows me to share more than two decades of clinical anesthesia experience with veterinary students in a revolutionary way.  It is not a simple memorize and regurgitate curriculum. This position gives me the ability to teach students how to thoughtfully work through anesthetic problems and make meaningful choices about how to best care for patients. I am really looking forward to teaching dedicated and compassionate students, sharing my own enthusiasm for practicing anesthesia and my love of Veterinary Medicine as a whole.