Even as a small child I knew that I wanted to be a vet and devote my life to improving animal welfare.
I graduated as a vet from The University of Cambridge in 1992 and, desperate for some gradients in the landscape, I took a post as a farm vet on Anglesey. I then moved to a mixed practice on the Lancashire/Cumbria border, before coming to Berkhamsted in 1997 in order to commute into London Zoo for a year while studying for a Master of Science in Wild Animal Health. During that year I developed an interest in animal behaviour as a measure of welfare and in environmental enrichment for all captive animals. I then went back into veterinary practise around having my two children.
In 2007, whilst working as a small animal vet, I took a Foundation Course in Western Veterinary Acupuncture which I gradually integrated into my work. In 2013 I completed a certificate in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture with the Chi Institute of Europe in Madrid. I have since attended numerous advanced study courses and conferences in the field of acupuncture.
In 2016 I began incorporating laser into my acupuncture work and now am one of only a handful of practitioners in the U.K. pioneering this technique.
In my free time I would like to be hiking up mountains, but as local opportunities for this are limited, ( I did manage to escape to climb Kilimanjaro for Vetaid way back in 2008), I settle for walking my dogs in Ashridge Forest, cycling and dancing.
Sarah’s compassion and love for animals is clear to see and her knowledge and experience as a vet gives us ultimate confidence. Our dog loves her and looks forward to his treatment.
Jo and Tom, Northampton