Sarah Spencer, BVSc
Sarah was born and raised on a small family farm in Warren, VT. In her youth, she worked with beef and dairy cattle and spent many happy hours riding horses for pleasure and competition. She received her veterinary degree in 2010 from Massey University in New Zealand. After graduation, Sarah returned to Vermont for 5 months to work for her mentor, Dr Alison Cornwall, in farm and equine practice before finding her first permanent position as an associate at Belmont Farm & Equine Vets in Hereford, England. Dr Spencer spent 5 happy years in Hereford where she became well grounded in the full spectrum of farm and equine medicine, and she returned to Vermont in 2017 where she was again employed by Dr Alison Cornwall in her practice, “Healthy Farms Vets” until the business closed in 2019.
In September 2019, Dr Spencer went solo and has since shared after hours care with Drs Joseph Wagner of Sugar Run Equine Veterinary Services in Morrisville and Emily Comstock of Maple Hill Veterinary Services in Danville.
Dr Spencer is well versed in all large animal medicine, with particular focus on equine medicine and small ruminant medicine. She really enjoys working with cattle, but doesn’t get nearly as many opportunities here in Vermont. Within equine medicine, she specializes in dentistry, nutrition, metabolic disease, wound management and geriatric medicine.
In her private life, Dr Spencer spends time with her husband Andrew and their tiny dog, Chewie. They are volunteers with The Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, as first responder EMTs and they run at least a couple calls each week helping with human medical emergencies. Any spare time is spent building their tiny home and Andrew’s workshop, and renovating the old Bobbin Mill in Warren.