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Sara Salmen
Associate Veterinarian DVM
Dr. Sara Salmen wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age. She started volunteering at a local animal hospital in her hometown in WV when she was 14, which only fueled her desire to treat pets and serve people. She received her undergraduate degree in 1997 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000, both from Michigan State University.

She has been practicing either full-time or part-time in the Raleigh-Durham area for the last 20+ years and has special interest in the human/animal bond and oncology. She enjoys partnering with families to create great relationships with their pets over the course of their lifetimes.

Dr. Salmen shares her home with her husband, a Blue Lacy dog named Colt, and a cat named Bug. She enjoys reading, photography, hiking the NC mountains, and being an avid sports fan (go Spartans!). She is currently renovating her home and enjoys spending time with her family.


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