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Samantha Sanford, DVM



Dr. Samantha Sanford is an Associate Veterinarian originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.  She joined our practice on August 6, 2018.  She has always been an animal lover and growing up spent most of her free time horseback riding or volunteering at her neighbor’s dog kennel. She also volunteered with several animal rescue groups and shelters, which helped her realize she wanted to spend the rest of her life working with animals.

Dr. Samantha attended Acadia University in Nova Scotia where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Kinesiology. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. After graduating in 2014 she worked in Nova Scotia for four years, before moving to Iowa with her family. Dr. Sanford has a special interest in feline medicine, dermatology, dentistry and senior pet health.  She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and is a certified Fear Free Pet Professional.

Dr. Sanford shares her home with her husband, their dog (Juno) and their two cats (Mugsy and Flicka). When she is not busy being a vet, she enjoys spending time outside, exploring new places, cycling, running and being with her friends and family.