Sarah HoggBA VetMB MRCVS
Originally from Warrington, Sarah studied Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University and has since worked in equine practice in Cheshire and Dumfries as well as completing an Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital - better known as Leahurst - at the University of Liverpool. Sarah also worked in mixed practice in Carnforth, Lancashire, where she still spends time as a locum vet. She is currently studying for her RCVS Advanced Practice Certificate in Equine Medicine.
Sarah has had a keen interest in equine dentistry throughout her career. Good dental care is crucial to a horse's overall health and performance. By using highly specialised power and hand tools and a holistic approach - balancing the dental arcades to treat current and prevent future dental problems, rather than just rasping sharp edges and filing the teeth - Sarah has had great results with many of her patients and finds huge satisfaction in improving their wellbeing.
Sarah first came across acupuncture whilst studying yoga in a remote region of China. It offered a solution to chronic back pain following a bad riding accident where conventional medicine had failed, and inspired her to take the ABVA Foundation Course so that she could bring this proven mode of healing to her patients.
Veterinarians and pet owners are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits that a holistic approach to healthcare gives animals - both horses and smaller pets. Sarah continues to explore the roles of complementary therapies and nutrition to enhance the veterinary care she provides, and is always happy to informally discuss options with owners.
Since meeting Sarah at the beginning of the year she has become an important part of my horses' care, helping us through a very worrying time. Not only is she up to date with her equine medicine but she is open-minded and really has time for working with each horse and explaining things to us. It's strange for a vet, but we are always happy to see her!Karen, Dumfriesshire