Hospital Location: Glendale

Residency:  University of California-Davis

Internship: North Carolina State University

DVM:  University of Wisconsin

Special Areas of Interest:  Soft tissue, neurosurgery, and orthopedics with particular interest in surgical oncology and soft tissue reconstruction.  He has also extensively performed TPLO, arthroscopic, and fracture management procedures.

Dr. Stepnik was born and raised in Oconomowoc until high school, which he attended in Harlingen, Texas.  He returned to Wisconsin for his undergraduate and veterinary studies, before leaving the state again to further his surgical training.  Dr. Stepnik practiced referral surgery in Northern and Central California for 7 years prior to joining Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists. He and his wife Casey, a Veterinary Dermatologist who also practices at Lakeshore, are excited to return to the area to raise their two young children.