Sarah Low DVM cVMA
I have been involved in the horse industry for over 30 years: first as an amateur rider, next as a professional horse trainer and riding instructor, now as a veterinarian. After graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, I was awarded a research training fellowship from the Havemeyer Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center to study equine behavior and welfare, my true passion. Personal experience with injury, chronic pain and the healing power of acupuncture led me to become a certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist.
I believe I can empower humanity through offering kind, gentle and restorative care to animals that give humans so much of their lives. As a result of this belief, I use non-confrontational horse handling techniques for my equine patients, low stress handling techniques for my small animal patients and low-stress stockmanship for my farm animal patients. Because animals tend to hide their pain when they are afraid, anxious or stressed, and because stress hormones suppress the immune system and can slow healing or lead to illness, I do everything I can to reduce stress, fear and anxiety in my patients throughout treatment and recovery.
When I am not practicing veterinary medicine, I enjoy reading, trail riding, hiking and spending time with my daughter and husband. Our non-human family members include a pony, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, a dog and a hamster.