Sarah is the Practice Manager at Petersen Pet Hospital. She lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband, Ethan, her children, Norah and Miles, and her dog, Kaia, a Shiba Inu.

She is originally from Davenport, Iowa and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats. At 3 years old, her brother found a pregnant cat hiding in the bushes by their house. Her parents kept the mother cat (Miss Kitty) and found homes for all the kittens. This event really jumpstarted her love for animals.

Sarah was an intern at Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois during college and cared primarily for the exotic birds. After receiving her biology degree from University of Iowa, she worked as a veterinary technician in Des Moines, Iowa for 2 years. She then received her Master of Arts in Teaching at Drake University and taught middle school science for 5 years in Cedar Rapids.

Sarah is extremely happy to be back in the veterinary world, supporting the amazing people that help our wonderful clients.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, learning to garden,