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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 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 as a surgical oncologist. 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 a bestseller, 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.

In 2021, Sarah went back to college and enrolled in the Humber College Comedy Perfomance and Writing Program to pursue her newest love, stand-up comedy. She is still working as a veterinarian, but for 2022-2023 will be taking a step back from full-time practice and will be doing locum work and teleconsulting and finishing school. Stay tuned!



Earl came on the scene in late 2021 to help mend our broken hearts. His mother was an Australian heeler and his father was the German shepherd across the street. We got him when he was 8 weeks old and he was an absolutely adorable puppy, which is good because he was also a very naughty puppy. He has been a handful, but we love him to bits and he is turning into a very good boy. (Also handsome, which helps during the naughty times).