Cornell University Hospital for Animals


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Sara  Childs-Sanford, DVM, MS, DACZM

  • Sara Childs-Sanford, DVM, MS, DACZM
  • Title: Instructor of Zoological Medicine
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Education and Training

2005              University of Maryland, MS in Animal and Avian Sciences

2002-2005     Cornell University, Residency in Wildlife Zoological Medicine

1999-2000     Regional Veterinary Referral Center, VA, Internship

1999              Cornell University, DVM

1995              Hamilton College, BA

Board Certification

2006              American College of Zoological Medicine


Selected Publications:

Childs-Sanford S.E., R. St. Vincent, and A. Hiss. 2015. Radiation therapy of a presumptive urethral transitional cell carcinoma in an eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, in press. 

Childs-Sanford S.E., G.V. Kollias, N. Abou-Madi, P.L. McDonough, M.M. Garner, and H.O. Mohammed. 2009. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in a closed colony of Egyptian fruit bats (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 40(1): 8-14.

Childs-Sanford S.E. and C.R. Angel. 2006. Transit time and digestibility of two experimental diets in the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and domestic dog (Canis lupus). Zoo Biology. 25: 369-381.

Childs-Sanford S.E., M.M. Garner, J.T. Raymond, E.S. Didier, and G.V. Kollias. 2006. Disseminated microsporidiosis due to Encephalitozoon hellem in an Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Journal of Comparative Pathology. 134: 370-373.

Childs-Sanford S.E. and C.R. Angel. 2006. Taurine deficiency in maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus) maintained on two diets manufactured for prevention of cystine urolithiasis. Zoo Biology. 25: 87-100.

Childs-Sanford S.E., K.M. Rassnick, and A. Alcaraz. 2006. Carboplatin for treatment of a Sertoli cell tumor in a mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos). Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 4(1): 51-56.

Childs-Sanford S.E., R.M. Peters, J.K. Morrisey, and A. Alcaraz. 2005. Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma in a binturong (Arctictis binturong). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 36(2): 308-312.

Radcliffe R.W., S.T. Ferrell, and S.E. Childs. 2000. A combination of butorphanol and azaperone as a safe alternative for narcotic anesthesia in captive white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 30(2): 201-207.

Wenshi P., O.T. Oftedal, Z. Xiaojian, S. Childs, W. Dajun, and D. Kleiman. 1998. Milk composition and nursing in a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Journal (Natural Science) of Peking University. 34(2-3): 350-351.