Dr. Avgeris graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM), followed by completion of a post-doctoral fellowship involving coagulation and endocrine studies. She completed a dual internship and clinical instructor position at the Virginia Maryland Regional Veterinary College (Virginia Tech). Dr. Avgeris returned back to the University of Tennessee as an emergency clinical associate, followed by a residency in internal medicine. After completion of her residency, she continued to work a Clinical Instructor in the small animal medicine department, where she participated in several clinical trials formulating diets for specific internal medicine diseases. While at UTCVM, Dr. Avgeris received the Brandy Memorial Award for Outstanding Teacher, as well as the Small Animal Teacher of the Year. She has completed specialty training in the disciplines of cardiology and advanced ultrasonography, as well as ophthalmology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. While at Auburn, Dr. Avgeris acted as research associate for the Scott Ritchey Research Center.
Dr. Avgeris was associate professor at Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she developed and implemented a clinical program for students in internal medicine, cardiology, and ophthalmology. She is author of numerous publications and conference presentations on various topics such as coagulopathies, emergency medicine, endocrine, and GI diseases. She is an active member of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Special interests include gastrointestinal diseases, hepatopathies, nutrition, immune-mediated and infectious diseases. She has three children, two grandchildren, way too many animals to pen on paper, and is an active triathlete.