Sarah Wooten, DVM

Sarah Wooten, DVM

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Educations & Trainings

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, 2002

Professional Memberships

American Society of Veterinary Journalists

Dr. Sarah Wooten

Dr. Sarah Wooten graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. A member of the American Society of Veterinary Journalists, Dr. Wooten divides her professional time between private practice at Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital in Greeley, Colorado, and writing articles and filming video content for several pet- and animal-related media outlets. She is also a mom, owns a tea tavern, has chickens and a Goldendoodle, and enjoys camping, skiing, SCUBA and triathlon.

Recent Articles

7 Ways to Get Help With Vet Bills
The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. If you have been to a veterinarian recently, then you know that veterinary care can be expensive. Most pet parents are shocked when presented with an estimate for vet costs that has a comma in it. Pet dental care can be especially expensive—the cost for dental work can easily exceed a thousand dollars. Another area...
Dog Microchip FAQ: Cost, Where to Go and, How It Works
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on April 14, 2020, by Dr. Lindsey Naimoli, DVM Pet microchips save lives. A microchip provides permanent identification for your pet that links them to you, no matter where they end up. If your dog is lost, any shelter or veterinarian can scan your pet’s microchip to find out your contact information so they can reunite you as soon as possible. Here are some...
Are Hydrangeas Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?
Hydrangeas are plants with broad, flat leaves and large flowers that come in a variety of colors, like pink, red, purple, blue and white. While undoubtedly beautiful, are hydrangeas poisonous to dogs and cats? Technically, the answer is yes, but before you panic and toss your beautifully potted hydrangea bush in the trash or clear them out of your garden, there are a few things you should know....
Can Dogs Smell Fear?
Can Dogs Smell Fear?
Have you ever noticed that when you are feeling fearful, your dog becomes more attentive and clingy? Have you also noticed that your dog may behave differently around people who like dogs versus people who are afraid of dogs? Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, but can they smell fear? And if so, how? Is It True That Dogs Can Smell Fear?The science is in, and the answer is a resounding...
Addison’s and Cushing’s Disease in Cats
Adrenal gland disorders, including Addison’s disease and Cushing’s disease in cats, are often missed and underdiagnosed. We still don’t know a lot about these conditions, but if your cat is chronically or intermittently ill or is having unexplained symptoms, an undiagnosed adrenal disorder could be the culprit. Addison’s Disease in CatsFeline hypoadrenocorticism is commonly referred to as...
How Confidence-Building Exercises Can Help Timid Dogs
Do you have a timid dog? Some dogs are born with a shy personality, while other dogs have had life experiences that have caused them to become fearful. Whatever the reason, there are ways that you can help your pup gain some confidence and feel more comfortable in their day-to-day life. Where Does Fear Come From?Between the ages of 7 and 14 weeks, puppies undergo what is known as the critical...