Dr. Debbie James, DVM, DACVIM

Neurology, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. James is thrilled to be moving back to her home town of Victoria, B.C. to establish a neurology and neurosurgery service at WAVES!

She received her DVM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College. In 2003, she completed her neurology/neurosurgery residency at the University of Georgia and became board certified (DACVIM – Neurology). She was a faculty member at the University of Georgia until she moved to Toronto in 2005, where she was a medical and surgical neurologist at a multi-specialty referral hospital for 12 years. Following this, she worked in a multi-specialty hospital in Vancouver, BC. 

For the past 3 years, Dr. James has been practicing neurology and teaching neurology residents at the Animal Neurology and Imaging Center in New Mexico and Arizona. She is a regular speaker at conferences and enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with colleagues and students. In her spare time, she can be found on a mountain bike or a surfboard somewhere in the world, outside exploring BC with dogs Roo and new addition Tommy, or at home knitting someone a hat (she takes requests).