Dr. Sarah Alwen


Sarah Alwen, DVM


Dr. Sarah Alwen was born in London, England but has lived all over the world, including in Austria, France, Egypt, Brazil, and South Africa. Sarah was recruited for a swimming scholarship at the University of Notre Dame where she completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Following graduation, she moved to South Africa where she completed a Master’s in Conservation Biology.

Sarah subsequently switched careers, moving to NYC to pursue a new adventure in advertising. After six years of working on brands like Adobe, Sara Lee, and Nickelodeon, Sarah ultimately decided to pursue her original passion for medicine and completed her veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis in 2017. Sarah’s interests include reconstructive surgery, wound repair, and trauma surgery, and she would like to ultimately specialize in small animal surgery. This has led her to join the multi-talented team at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital as the very first rotating intern.

During her free time, you can find Sarah chasing after her two toddlers, sharing a bottle of wine with her husband, or lounging at home with her furry family that includes two Bengal cats, Lili and Mitsu, and a large breed rescue dog called Blake. Sarah loves taking her crew out to explore the city and is passionate about water sports, international travel, good food, and great wine!

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