My name is Dr. Sarah Zuker. My first blog for MVA is to introduce myself as I recently purchased Mackinaw Veterinary Associates from Dr. Michael Scott. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you while working with Dr. Scott over the past two months.
I was born and raised in Owosso, Michigan, and grew up in a small, family run business.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012. While in vet school, I had the unique opportunity to work in MSU’s Advanced Rehabilitation Center for Animals. I was instantly drawn to how many different ways physical rehabilitation could help pets. I completed my rehab training concurrently with vet school and received my Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (C.C.R.P.) certificate in June of 2012.
After graduation, I accepted an associate position in Florida and have spent the last four years practicing veterinary medicine and physical rehabilitation in the sunshine state. My husband and I have been keeping an eye out for the perfect practice in mid-Michigan for a few years now. We were very excited when we first spoke with Dr. Scott and when we came up to visit Mackinaw Veterinary Associates last May. We knew we had found our home.
In addition to physical rehabilitation, I have a strong interest in surgery, hospice and advanced therapies such as stem cell and immunotherapy. I truly enjoy getting to know clients and their pets. The best way to learn how to help owners best care for their beloved pets, and the best way to manage medical issues when they arise, is to have a good understanding of the family and the dynamic role each pet plays in that family.
You will likely get a chance to meet my husband Andrew, as well. He is the practice manager at MVA and has been helping out with appointments while both Dr. Scott and I have been seeing patients. We are both very happy to be home in mid-Michigan and to raise our daughter with her family and small town values.
We look forward to meeting all of you and to help you give your pets a long, happy and healthy life. Please feel welcome to call and schedule an appointment to meet with me and discuss how rehabilitation or newer therapies could benefit your pet.