Dr. Stephensen graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2002. She spent three years practicing small animal medicine at a practice near Indianapolis, Indiana. She completed pet acupuncture certification with IVAS in 2004 and joined Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital in September 2005.
Since starting work at Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital, Dr. Stephensen completed an intensive course in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (animal chiropractic) at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center. Her special interests include complementary therapies, senior care, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, photography, scrap-booking, music, skiing, and yoga (among many other things!). Dr. Stephensen, her husband, Chris, and son, Jacob, live in Minneapolis with their their cat and three dogs.