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Dr. Carolyn Sanford

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Becoming a veterinarian has been the culmination of a lifelong dream for me. As an animal crazy eight-year-old, I remember taking my dog to the vet and thinking, This is for me! The desire never waned through the years; it brought me to Cornell University where I earned my bachelor's degree in Animal Science and went on to graduate from the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 1988. And here I am!

I’ve had the privilege of working at Nassau Veterinary Clinic since 1988. Nassau is home to me now. It was here that I met my husband Randie. We married in 1991 and have two wonderful sons, Eric (born in 1992) and Daniel (born in 1997). It has been my greatest joy to spend time raising my boys. I have been lucky to be able to work part-time so I can find a balance between my family and career. Although the boys keep me pretty busy, I try to find time to romp with our rowdy terrier, Zoey, and cuddle the cats, Hope and Charger. I also enjoy dabbling in the garden and pursuing my latest challenge, Tae Kwon Do. My “spare-time” is also filled with a whirlwind of school, scouting and church activities. It’s a busy, but enjoyable, time in our household, filled with priceless memories.

Professionally, I’ve developed a special interest in small animal behavior over the past 12 years and enjoy working with clients and their pets in this important area. I am grateful for all of the opportunities that Nassau Veterinary Clinic has offered to me, and for the excellent clients and wonderful pets I’ve come to know over the years!

Professional Interests: Small Animal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Behavior

Goal: To help strengthen and preserve the bond you have with your beloved pet, through complete health care and education with a personal touch.


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