Sarah E. Cudney, DVM, DACVECC

ACCESS – Pasadena

Dr. Cudney is a Colorado native who received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Animal Sciences with Distinction in Research at Cornell University, where she stayed to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

She spent much of her off-time traveling across the globe to work with wildlife in other countries, at AZA-accredited zoos, and with her local wildlife clinic. However, while working as a student technician in the Cornell University Hospital for Animals Emergency Room throughout her tenure, it was no surprise that she was most drawn to Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.

This interest led her to pursue fast-paced training through a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center, followed by an emergency and critical care residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in MA. This training not only provided experience and expertise in traditional dog and cat emergency and critical care medicine, but allowed her to keep up her zoo and exotics interests.

Dr. Cudney passed her board exams and became a Diplomat of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in October 2020. She then moved across the country to sunny California with her copilot pitbull Blue and joined ACCESS.

Dr. Cudney’s professional interests include trauma, critical anesthesia, damage control, sepsis/SIRS, and zoo/exotics critical care.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Cudney enjoys soccer, hiking, drawing, and music.


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