Welcome to the Herd: Stefanie Arndt

Appointed assistant clinical professor of large animal surgery
A smiling young woman wearing a green winter jacket and a scarf wrapped around her neck. She has red hair tied back in a pony tail and is standing outdoors in the snow with a white house in the background.
A native of Germany, Dr. Stefanie Arndt was appointed in November as assistant clinical professor of large animal surgery Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Photo: Dr. Kristin Bubeck

Dr. Stefanie Arndt (she/her) joined Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in November as an assistant clinical professor of large animal surgery.

The large variety of cases, a focus on orthopedics and sports medicine, the wide range of experienced faculty, and the great program for students and house officers attracted her to the position, she says.

Born and raised in northern Germany, Arndt earned a Staatsexam (D.V.M. equivalent) from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, where she later earned a postgraduate research degree [Doctor medicinae veterinariae (DrMedVet)]. Arndt completed an equine surgery residency at University of California, Davis, following an internship there.

Her diverse training in surgery, lameness, sports medicine, and anesthesiology is supplemented by experience in teaching, research, and clinical service.

“The joy of teaching students, interns, and residents intensified my interest to pursue an academic career,” she explains. “With a decrease in large animal veterinary practitioners, I am hoping to share my passion for the profession and encourage students and house officers to pursue a career in the large animal field.”

Arndt has joined a welcoming team and is excited to make a difference. “I see my role as crucial to ensure that we learn from our own and each other’s experiences with diversity to create a safe and supportive learning environment where everyone feels seen, heard and inspired to make the most of their talents.”