Christina Maglaras, DVM

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Christina Maglaras, DVM

Board Certified in Critcial Care by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Christina Maglaras, born and raised in West Nyack, N.Y, left her heart in the Catskill Mountains when she moved south to Charlotte in October of 2018. While she was always interested in animals, Dr. Maglaras did not realize that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine until working at the Bronx Zoo in the summers of her undergraduate years.

She grew an attachment to Georgia Mae, a Nubian goat who required special care due to a progressive chronic condition. “Learning the best way to care for her, and how to help her in her last months made me realize I wanted to be able to help other animals – even if that meant I could not fix them, but to at least give them the best care, comfort and love until the very end.”

Her continued commitment to spreading compassionate care for all patients that started at the Bronx Zoo carries through to her critical care today. Dr. Maglaras specializes in trauma, coagulopathies (a condition in which the blood’s ability to clot is impaired) and transfusion medicine.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, magna cum laude
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Garden State Veterinary Specialists
  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Internship, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Residency, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Koenig A, Maglaras C, Giger U. Acute Hemolytic Reaction Due to A-B Mismatched Transfusion in a Cat: Transient AB Blood Type and Blood Compatibility Testing. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Pending publication/review.
  • Schnellbacher RW, Divers SJ, Comolli JR, Beaufrère H, Maglaras CH, Andrade N, Barbur LA, Rosselli DD, Stejskal M, Barletta M, Mayer J, Rodriguez P, Quandt JE. Effects of Intravenous Administration of Lidocaine and Buprenorphine on Gastrointestinal Tract Motility and Signs of Pain in New Zealand White Rabbits After Ovariohysterectomy. Am J Vet Res. 2017 Dec; 78 (12):1359-1371.
  • Maglaras CH, Koenig A, Bedard D, Brainard BM. Retrospective Evaluation of the Effect of Red Blood Cell Product Age on Occurrence of Acute Transfusion-Related Complications in Dogs: 210 Cases (2010-2012). Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 2017 Jan; 27 (1): 108-120.
  • Maglaras C, Koenig A. Mycoplasma, Actinomyces and Nocardia. Small Animal Critical Care Medicine, 2nd Ed. Silverstein DC, Hopper K, 2014.


Dr. Maglaras enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She loves any opportunity to go to the beach and mountains.


An English Springer Spaniel – Bailey; a Pit Bull – Lexi; three cats – Sassafras, Sampson and Finley; and a California King Snake – Kaia.