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Dr Sara Cowan is a 1995 graduate of The University of Florida with a high honours degree In Zoology and a minor in English Literature. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, and was then accepted for a highly sought after rotating internship at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. In 2000, Sara began her internal medicine residency at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, completing this in 2003.
She achieved board certification as a registered Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in 2003 and received the ACVIM Resident Research Award in haematology the same year for her work investigating a platelet disorder. Sara gained experience working with and learning from leading world experts in veterinary medicine and now enjoys applying this experience as a caring practitioner.
Sara enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine, with a particular interest in both blood disorders and endoscopy (gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, and urethrocystoscopy). Sara has a natural focus on compassion, with attention to the well-being of sick patients with difficult to diagnose conditions and distressed pet owners. She also supports our hard-working nurses, and students, interns and residents. She is an invited member of the Intern Mentoring Program at Sydney University Faculty of Veterinary Science as a Mentor for Students since 2010, and has served as a Fellowship Examiner for the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Sara investigated and instigated formal infection control guidelines for SASH in 2012, and now regularly speaks to various groups about our experience in this area.
Sara is a native of the USA where her close extended family reside. She has been with SASH since its’ inception and in Sydney since 2004. She is currently spending a year in the U.S. with her Australian ‘husband of over 20 years now’ Geoff, and their two fair dinkum Aussie children who insist on bed time stories about “Mummy’s patients at work”.