Sharon Center has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1975 and specializes in liver disease. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University in San Luis Obispo, she attended the University of California at Davis where she received her DVM. Thereafter, she completed a Small Animal Medical and Surgical Internship and Internal Medicine Residency at Cornell University and became certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. After spending 3 years in private practice she joined the Internal Medicine faculty at Cornell. In 2012, she received the Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year award from the Association for Women Veterinarians Foundation.