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Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVS
ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology
ACVS Founding Fellow or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Sarah Boston

Dr. Sarah Boston

Dr Sarah Boston graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1996. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Guelph the following year. She then returned to Western Canada for 3 years of general practice before going to the University of Guelph for a residency and DVSc in small animal surgery. She became board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004. Sarah then completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology in 2005. She is an ACVS Founding Fellow of both Surgical Oncology and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Sarah was on faculty at the University of Guelph for 5 years before moving south to the University of Florida where she was an Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology for 5 years. She was tenured faculty at both institutions. Sarah returned to Canada and started working for VCA Canada in 2018, where she started the Surgical Oncology Service at 404 Veterinary Emergency & Referral in Newmarket. She is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Guelph.

Sarah is Past-President of Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology and has authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters on surgical oncology. Sarah is also a published author and cancer survivor. Her first book, Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life, was published by the House of Anansi Press in 2014. She is also one of the founders of The Cageliner, a satirical newspaper for the veterinary industry and her new hobby is stand up comedy.

Sarah practices in the Toronto area with VCA Canada. She lives on the farm where her husband, Steve works as a large animal veterinarian with their dog Rumble.

Rumble

Rumble

Rumble is an Australian red heeler cross. His mother was a red heeler and his father is unknown, but probably a German shepherd. He was born in Georgia in late 2012. His mother, Rumble and his 7 siblings found themselves in a shelter in Georgia soon after he was born. Luckily, they were transferred to a no-kill shelter in Ocala, Florida, where Sarah found him and fell in love instantly. He is named Rumble after the Rumble bugs in Fraggle rock because he was too cute to be real as a puppy. Rumble is a pampered farm dog. He grew up on a farm in Florida and now lives on a farm outside of Toronto. He is known for never needing to be on his leash, never chasing cows or horses and smiling, which Sarah will never tire of because it is adorable. His only vice is eating horse poo. He knows it is bad, he just can’t help himself. Otherwise, he is perfect. 

In Memoriam - Romeow

In Memoriam - Romeow

Romeow was our brown tabby who was born in 2008(ish). He probably was a farm cat, then he found his way to the pound. He was destined to be an anatomy specimen at a University, but he was too smoochy for that, so he found his way to be a blood donor at the University of Guelph. He was supposed to be a blood donor for a year before he could be adopted, but he failed out of the blood donor program, so he was released early. Romeow has lived in Guelph, Ontario, outside of Gainseville, Florida and back in Ontario again. He lived by the motto, “Live free or Die” and sadly, we lost him in July 2020, likely due to the coyotes on the farm. He was a very smoochy loving boy 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time he was terrorizing Rumble. His favourite human by a long shot was Steve, but Sarah came in second and after that he loved everyone. We miss him so much, but he loved his outdoor cat life and we wouldn’t change it if we could.