> Sara Sutherland
Congratulations, Sara, for passing her exams to become member of the Australia and New Zealand College of...
Congratulations, Sara, for passing her exams to become member of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science in Sheep Medicine. She is now back at Vet Services from her recent maternity leave.
Sara developed her passion for sheep health growing up on a sheep farm in Quebec, Canada. Before becoming a vet she worked as a shepherd in Canada, the US, and New Zealand, as well as visiting and working on sheep farms in Australia, the UK, France, Switzerland and Spain.
She has worked with sheep in intensive and extensive situations, on large and small flocks, and on several dairy sheep farms. She gained a Master’s degree in sheep behaviour from the University of Guelph in Canada in 2006, and finished her veterinary degree at Massey University in New Zealand in 2010. She worked in Taumarunui for two years before moving to the Wairarapa, where she has been since 2012.
Sara has a special interest in sheep parasites, lamb survival and causes of ill thrift in ewes. She loves getting her hands dirty – faecal egg counts and post mortems are favourite jobs. When not working she enjoys traveling, and has done volunteer work with donkeys and mules in Morocco for the British charity SPANA in 2012 and 2013.
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