Growing up in her Cumberland, Maryland childhood home, Sarah brought home any kind of creature she could find, much to her mother’s chagrin. She hasn’t stopped saving animals since. Sarah has now been involved in the world of pet rescue for more than 25 years! It was through her rescue work that she first met Dr. Portugal and became a fixture here at Critter Care Veterinary Hospital—Sarah is proud to now serve as the Practice Manager.
Sarah first started working part-time here at the clinic after meeting Dr. Portugal, an important figure herself in the community’s animal rescue field. When Dr. Portugal left on medical leave, Sarah was invited on full-time to keep things moving along in her absence—she’s been serving as the clinic’s Practice Manager ever since! Now, she gets the best of both worlds and is able to continue doing the rescue work she’s so passionate about while also helping pets hands-on here at the hospital. Sarah is also an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional and a member of The Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics and the American Association of Feline Professionals.
In her free time between her clinic duties, pet fostering, and her rescue efforts, Sarah enjoys visiting the beach, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and pets. She has a grown daughter (who loves animals just as much as her mother) and lives with her husband, Bob, and a menagerie of animal companions.
The canine portion of the family includes a little pack of french bulldogs named Nugget, Dobby, Jess, Winston and Nova. Sarah also has a three-legged cat, Tres; Dragone the red bearded dragon; and a talkative Double Yellow Headed Amazon parrot named Gertrude who is more than 45 years old.