What she wanted to be when she grew up
“What didn’t I want to be? Journalist, veterinarian, background singer for Eric Clapton…”

How she ended up here
Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Colorado. She has been a veterinary writer and editor since 2011, when she was hired as a copywriter for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Sarah started Rumpus Writing and Editing in 2016.

Why she loves veterinary medicine
“Veterinary medicine is a profession full of people working toward the same goal: improving the lives of animals and the people who care for them. And, there are so many ways to contribute toward that goal, whether you decide to work in practice or you decide to support the profession in another capacity. The possibilities are endless.”

Why she loves writing
“Words are truly powerful, and I love that we can make a difference for pets, pet owners, and veterinary professionals through words. I also love interviewing people for editorial articles. I grow so much from hearing their stories and perspectives.”

Who her furry family members are

  • Winnie (the neurotic rescued Aussiedoodle who won’t let you stop petting her once you start)
  • Leo (AKA “Diablo Cat” or “Canine Kitty”—the domestic shorthair cat who loves riding in a pet stroller for walks)
  • Karl (…with a K—the rescue dog whose unconditional love and leash pulling are never ending)

What might surprise you about her
“I lost more than 110 pounds in 2003 and have successfully kept it off.”