Victoria Lukasik, DVM, Diplomate ACVAA

Professor of Practice

About Dr. Lukasik

Dr. Lukasik received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Student in Medicine and Surgery (across all disciplines) and the Dorothy Eggerman Memorial Compassion Award. Dr. Lukasik completed her residency in anesthesiology at Cornell University and received her Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Medicine (DACVA) in anesthesia in 1997.

She has received awards from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), research awards from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and actively participates on a committee at the National Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. Lukasik is involved in research at the Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and has published numerous professional articles and contributed to textbooks on the field of anesthesia. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and has been presented with several professional awards, including one for compassion.

Dr. Lukasik likes to hike with her big, mixed-breed dog, Jackpot. She has African Chiclid fish, Guinea Pigs, a blue-tongued skink (a lizard from Australia), and stewardship of a desert tortoise. The desert tortoise was previously attacked by dogs and could not be released back into the wild, so Dr. Lukasik planted a garden with all edible native plants. Her outside interests include hiking and piloting.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    • Washington State University
  • Bachelors Degree
    • The University of Arizona