Sara Schaubert, DVM
I am a native Austinite. I grew up in Barton Hills before it was trendy and spent my teen age years in Oak Hill riding horses. I cannot remember a time when I did not want to be a veterinarian. During my high school and undergraduate years I spent my spare time volunteering and working in veterinary clinics. I graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with my DVM.
After graduation I worked in general practice for 15 years, seeing appointments, performing surgery and managing hospitalized animals. It was hard work, but I learned a tremendous amount from my patients, clients and colleagues.
The conventional Western medicine options that we have for animals are extremely valuable, but sometimes I was left wanting more tools. In 2010 I began studying acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and completed classroom time, testing and an internship to earn my certification in veterinary acupuncture. I have seen great results using this tool as an adjunct to Western medicine. I am continuing to learn about traditional Chinese herbal formulas through the Qi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
In 2013 I began an adventure called Healing Arts Housecalls offering home care for dogs and cats in the greater Austin area. I love that I can meet patients in a comfortable and unrushed setting. I am getting to know them in a way that I never would in regular practice. Whether I am their primary care giver for hospice care and euthanasia or providing acupuncture as an adjunct to Western medicine I know I am giving the best care I can and making a difference in their lives.