Dr. Sarah Dugan, DVM
Dr. Sarah Dugan is a third-generation veterinarian from Emporia, Kansas, who grew up on a 20-acre farm with various dogs, cats & horses.
"I grew up showing horses," she said. "My favorite horse was Molly - a Golden Palomino. I rode horses every night and showed every weekend of the summer."
Dr. Dugan received her DVM degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, then completed a 1-year Large Animal Medicine & Surgery internship at Texas A & M University the next year.
She practiced 2 years in Georgia with large & small animals before moving to Wichita where she focuses solely on small animal medicine. Dr. Dugan joined Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in 2016.
Even though she's from a veterinary family, it wasn't the path she thought she'd take.
"I thought I wanted to be a math teacher," Dr. Dugan said.
She worked part-time in high school at her father's veterinary clinic - mostly cleaning kennels - until her senior year when she started as a receptionist.
"I loved interacting with both the clients & their pets. I realized pretty quickly that I wanted to be a veterinarian."
Dr. Dugan said she's most passionate about making sure patient visits to the veterinarian are stress-free. Oftentimes that means peanut butter & Cheez Whiz are on the menu - which makes Dr. Dugan very popular!
Dr. Dugan & her Wichita-native husband Ryan have two children ages 13 and 12 who keep the family busy with soccer, basketball, cross country & gymnastics. They have "a handful" Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound Mix named Enzo who can jump sky-high!
Dr. Dugan is a member & past-member of several organizations including:
- past president of the Wichita Veterinary Association (WMVA)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
- Junior League of Wichita
- parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church