Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP

Exotic and Small Animal Veterinarian
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Educations & Trainings

Cornell University, DVM 1995, ABVP Feline Practice and Exotic Companion Mammal Practice

Cornell University, BA, German Studies and BA, Biology 1991 

Activity & Honors

I have presented for the International Conference on Exotics, and had publications in the AAFP journal as well as JEPM.  I have had many courses offered for veterinarians through VIN, and have written for "lay" publications including Cat Fancy, Ferrets Magazine, and others.

Professional Memberships

ABVP Board Certified in Feline Medicine and Surgery

ABVP Board Certified in Exotic Companion Mammal Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Sandra Mitchell

Sandra Mitchell is a 1995 graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has worked in many fields ranging from zoo animal medicine to emergency medicine. 

Currently, she owns All Creatures Veterinary Services, and works primarily as a relief veterinarian as well as a consulting veterinarian on difficult cases, particularly involving exotics and challenging feline cases. 

She is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, where she also provides continuing education to other veterinarians. 

In her spare time, she is a wildlife rehabilitator and an amateur naturalist and photographer. She is a certified wildlife tracker, and a Maine Guide, and loves to spend her time outside canoeing and exploring nature. Her life at home is shared by a variety of animals, including cats, chinchillas, ferrets, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and whatever wildlife comes along.

Recent Articles

Can You Give Cats Benadryl?
Can You Give Cats Benadryl?
Perhaps at some point, your veterinarian has recommended Benadryl for one of your pets. Or maybe you have heard of someone using it for their cat, and you’re wondering if you can safely give it to your kitty to make her a little sleepy before her next vet trip. Benadryl is a name-brand medication whose primary active ingredient is diphenhydramine, an antihistamine. Although it is not...
5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips
5 Halloween Pet Safety Tips
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Halloween can be fun for people as we celebrate the fall and transition into the colder months of the year. However, animals can become very stressed with the unusual sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday. Not only can it be frightening for the family pets, but it can also be dangerous. Many candies can be toxic to...
8 Safety Considerations for Halloween Pet Costumes
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Costumes for our pets are a fun and adorable way to celebrate Halloween. However, these costumes can come with some risks, so read on to find out how to prevent any health issues or injuries while your pet is out trick or treating or celebrating at home. Proper Fit of CostumeA very common problem with pet costumes is that...
6 Dangerous Halloween Candies for Dogs
6 Dangerous Halloween Candies for Dogs
No matter how much they beg, your dog should not get treats out of the Halloween candy bowl. Generally, it isn’t a good idea to share any candy with your pet for several reasons. Some types of candy (such as dark chocolate and those containing xylitol) can make your dog very ill and can even be fatal. Others are likely to cause an upset stomach. Sweets are not good for dogs and can contribute...
Can Cats Eat Watermelon?
Can Cats Eat Watermelon?
NOTE: Always check with your veterinarian first before giving your cat any new foods, especially “people foods.” What might be okay for one cat might not be good for your cat, depending on multiple factors, such as their age, health history, health conditions, and diet. Cats on prescription diets should not be fed any food or treats outside the diet. Watermelon is a...
Can Cats Eat Bananas?
Can Cats Eat Bananas?
NOTE: Always check with your veterinarian first before giving your cat any new foods, especially “people foods.” What might be okay for one cat might not be good for your cat, depending on multiple factors, such as their age, health history, health conditions, and diet. Cats on prescription diets should not be fed any food or treats outside the diet. Many of us enjoy snacking...