Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz, DVM

Assistant Professor of Practice
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About Dr. Olsen-Mikitowicz

Dr. Victoria Olsen-Mikitowicz is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and has always called the desert home. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and then graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, she completed the Global Animal Health Pathway Certification and was involved in animal health research in Ghana and Kenya. Following veterinary school, she returned to Arizona to be a general practitioner. She started her own relief business and has enjoyed the flexibility to work in clinics throughout Arizona, in urban and rural settings, and in emergency and shelter environments. She is also a control judge for the American Endurance Ride Conference and enjoys competing in endurance with her mustang horse. This summer, they completed the Western States Trail Ride 100-mile one-day ride (The Tevis Cup). Dr. Olsen-Mikitowicz, or Dr. Miki, as she prefers to be known, has a special interest in preventive care, public health, and reducing stress in the clinic. She hopes to bring a strong sense of community to the college and views herself as a connector between students and veterinary colleagues. In her free time, Dr. Miki enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking and rock climbing, all of which can be done on Mt. Lemmon, depending on the time of year.


  • Arizona State Veterinary License, Arizona Veterinary Medical Examining Board (2011)
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine
    • Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States
    • Global Animal Health Certificate
  • B.S. Veterinary Science
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Professional Interests

  • Teaching
    • Clinical Skills
    • Surgical Skills
    • Global Animal Health
    • Companion Animal Medicine
    • General Practice
    • Shelter Medicine
    • Public Health
  • Research
    • Global Animal Health
    • Global Health
    • Public Health
    • Human Animal
    • Interface Parasitology
    • Human-Animal Bond
    • Endurance