Stephanie Phillips, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Portrait of MOVES mobile internal medicine specialist Stephanie Phillips, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
ACVIM Diplomate Logo

Dr. Stephanie Phillips

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)

Dr. Stephanie Phillips is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Maryland. She is based out of Frederick, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Baltimore-Washington metro area.


Dr. Stephanie Phillips was born and raised in Maryland. She grew up in rural Frederick County and while working on local farms dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science as well as her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University, then a rotating Small Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota and a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Cornell University.

She has extensive experience as a small animal internist. Her career started as an associate in a multi-specialty hospital in Ohio. After starting a family, she returned to Maryland to be close to her family. First, she opened a single specialty Internal Medicine practice that was co-located with other practices and later she founded and managed a multi-specialty and emergency hospital with a partner. In 2020 she took a sabbatical from clinical practice and earned a Masters of Public Health. Over the last few years, she has been working in multiple large multi-specialty hospitals as a traveling, relief, and locum.

Dr. Phillips enjoys many aspects of Internal Medicine including gastroenterology, renal diseases, immune-mediated conditions, and complex case management as well as diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, endoscopy, biopsies, and bone marrow aspirates.

She is excited to join MOVES and help increase the availability and accessibility of Internal Medicine. She believes strongly in helping to remove barriers to specialty medicine and working collaboratively with primary care veterinarians and clients to complete efficient diagnostics and create effective treatment plans.

When not at work Dr. Phillips likes to spend time with her husband, children, family, and friends. She has two dogs (James Tucker, Joanie Buttons) and one cat (Juliet); all rescued with medical issues to manage.


  • 2024
    Joined MOVES
  • 2001-23
    Private practice and locum.
  • 2001
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM
  • 1999
    Completed residency at Cornell University
  • 1997
    Completed small animal internship at University of Minnesota
  • 1996
    Earned DVM degree from Auburn University
  • 1993
    Graduated from the Auburn University with Bachelor of Science degree

Check back soon for information about papers authored by Dr. Phillips!

Send a Message to Dr. Phillips

    What is a board-certified veterinary internal medicine specialist?

    A veterinary internal medicine specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training in internal medicine (including a one-year internship and three-year residency) following graduation from their veterinary college. The residency training culminates with a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of veterinary small animal internal medicine. Once these requirements have been fulfilled, the veterinarian is considered to be a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

    The umbrella of small animal internal medicine includes many sub disciplines including gastroenterology (esophageal, stomach and intestinal disease), hepatology (liver and pancreatic disease), endocrinology (hormonal disease), infectious diseases, urology (urinary tract disease), nephrology (kidney disease), respiratory medicine (nose, airway and lung disease), and hematology (blood cells) & immunology (immune diseases). In many cases, the signs of a patient may include many of these organ systems. Due to their holistic approach, internal medicine specialists may also manage cases of patients with neurologic, cardiovascular or cancerous diseases, especially when these patients also share diseases within the scope of internal medicine.

    Adapted from “What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist?” on