Dr. Sandra Murphy was born and raised in Tonawanda, New York. She pursued her undergraduate training in Biology (B.S.) at SUNY Geneseo and went on to earn her DVM at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school in 2012, she completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in northern New Jersey, followed by three years of small animal general practice in Western New York. She joined VCA New Hartford Animal Hospital in July 2016. In addition to companion animals, Dr. Murphy has an interest in zoo and conservation medicine. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and especially loves camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, running, and reading. Dr. Murphy lives in Oneida, NY with her husband and their three cats (Orla, Bart, and Roger).