Dr. Sara Wyckoff was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. It was very early on in elementary school when Sara realized she wanted to work with wildlife. She went to Arizona State University to receive her B.S. in biology and started volunteering with wildlife in undergrad. She continued to dedicate time to wildlife workshops and wildlife conservation projects through the Arizona Game and Fish Department before starting veterinary school. She graduated from Midwestern University in 2018 as a part of the inaugural class. At Midwestern University she helped found the Wildlife Exotic Zoo Avian and Aquatic Mammal club (WEZAAM) and was the Wildlife Chair and Activities Coordinator for two years. She has a special interest in infectious disease and has participated in research projects involving Brucella canis in stray dogs along the Southwest border and Chronic Wasting Disease in elk. After graduation from veterinary school she spent a year in South Florida as an exotic animal intern at Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital. She is now back to her wildlife roots through Tufts University and hopes to become a state veterinarian which would allow her to combine her passions for conservation medicine, population health and infectious disease. Outside of the wildlife clinic, Dr. Wyckoff is an avid crossfitter with an interest in Olympic weightlifting and Strongman activities.
- BS- Arizona State University, 2011
- DVM- Midwestern University, 2018
- Prion. 2018 Mar 4;12(2):93-108. doi: 10.1080/19336896.2018.1436925. Epub 2018 Feb 22. Chronic wasting disease management in ranched elk using rectal biopsy testing. Haley NJ1, Henderson DM2, Wyckoff S1, Tennant J2, Hoover EA2, Love D3, Kline E3, Lehmkuhl A4, homsen B5.