Stephanie C. Bell
DVM, DACVOMcgee Medicine
Dr. Stephanie C. Bell is a native of North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2001 (Go TarHeels!). Dr. Bell graduated with Phi Zeta honors from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Following graduation, she spent three years in private primary care practice in North Carolina. She completed her rotating internship at the University of Tennessee from 2009-2010 and residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis from 2010-2013.
Equine ophthalmology is Dr. Bell’s passion. Her clinical interests include immune-mediated ocular disease, corneal disease, microsurgery (corneal and cataract surgery), blepharoplasty and other adnexal surgery, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Her primary research as a resident focused on novel therapeutics for Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU). Currently she is planning to study Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis.
As a veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr. Bell feels it is her duty to restore and/or maintain quality vision when possible and comfort always. Providing therapies for visual, pain-free, cosmetic eyes to her patients is essential. She loves bonding with her patients and their owners.
Dr. Bell is an avid music fan; her most influential musical inspiration is Waylon Jennings. She enjoys horseback riding, walking with her dogs, live music, songwriting, and spending time with family, friends, fiancé Brent, and their beloved animals. She has been known to perform duets with her Dad. Dr. Bell shares her heart with their Golden retriever mix June Carter, lab/pit/heeler/street dog mix Beaucephus Williams, long-haired dachshund Stoney Earle, new Golden retriever puppy Jolene May, and boss cat Levon Helm. She adores her handsome spunky off the track thoroughbred horse Lukas Colter Prine.
Dr. Bell is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.