Dr. Stephen Ettinger is a world traveled veterinarian, boarded veterinary cardiologist and internist and best selling text book author. In 1971, he co-founded the Berkeley Veterinary Medical Group, which was the first group veterinary specialty practice in the United States. He is the founder and prior owner of California Animal Hospital located in Los Angeles, California and the former Chief Medical Officer of PetDRx, a national veterinary practice group. In addition to his work in private practice, he served as a Clinical Professor of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis from 1972 to 1980 and was a Visiting Professor at the Veterinary School at the University of Sydney in Australia in 2011.
Dr. Ettinger co-authored with Dr. P.F. Suter, the first veterinary small animal specialty textbook, Canine Cardiology (1971) and he has been author and editor of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a two volume treatise on veterinary medicine, available in five languages. He has served on the Board of Trustees at Cornell University and holds memberships at the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He completed a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiology, is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology and Internal Medicine), and a Fellow (FACC) of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (FAHA).
Dr. Ettinger has more than 40 years of experience in the veterinary care industry and his areas of expertise include small animal veterinary internal medicine, small animal cardiology, hospital management and professional veterinary development. He currently resides in California where he continues to practice small animal medicine and works with a number of animal health companies, including serving as the Nestle Purina Fellow in Veterinary Medicine.