Sarah Therio

Sarah Therio, DVM, is an Emergency Veterinarian at Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

Dr. Sarah Therio is an Arizona native, having grown up in rural northern Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science with Honors and minored in Creative Writing, while making the Dean’s List.

She also enjoyed serving as a Resident Assistant there for four years, where she mentored hundreds of undergraduate students and promoted their social, professional, and educational success.

She then attended Colorado State University to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016. While at Colorado State University, Dr. Therio worked as a nurse in the Emergency and Critical Care department at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was an Emergency Small Animal Surgery technician, and was a member of the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

She was also involved in a variety of leadership positions, most notably serving as the President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, which allowed her to travel across the country advocating for veterinary students.

During her Presidency, she focused on bringing awareness to the issue of wellness in veterinary students. Dr. Therio was also involved in various research projects at CSU, including studies in canine parvovirus and canine hemangiosarcoma.

Combining her interests in writing and veterinary medicine, Dr. Therio also published several educational articles for pet owners on a range of topics, from preventative medicine to common pet emergencies.

During her last year at Colorado State University, Dr. Therio visited the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson and was impressed with the high quality of medicine, professionalism, and individualized care provided here.

After graduation, she was thrilled to be offered a permanent emergency staff position at VSCT, where she could participate in providing outstanding patient care, while returning to the beautiful desert and enjoying the Tucson lifestyle.

Areas of Special Interest

  • 2016-Present: Emergency Veterinarian, Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2012-2016: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2015-2016: Emergency Small Animal Surgery Technician, James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2013-2015: Urgent Care Hourly Nurse, James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2008-2012: Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Veterinary Science with a minor in Creative Writing, University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tucson, Arizona

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Therio enjoys reading and writing creatively, playing guitar, watching stand-up comedy, searching for the perfect cup of coffee, spending time outdoors, and adventuring with her French Bulldog, Chloe.

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