Sarah had a desire to work with animals from a young age. She has had dogs, cats, reptiles, fish and guinea pigs and rescued injured wild animals. When she was 12, her veterinarian, Dr Moon Kim from Tewksbury Animal Hospital, recognized that passion, when her dog Max was gravely ill, showed her how to give fluids. Max survived the illness and so her nursing career began. At 19, she took a job as a veterinary assistant with Dr Kim, as she worked her way through UMass Lowell’s biology department. A few years later, she was able to take the VTNE and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Sarah continued her desire to help sick and injured animals by volunteering with MRFRS and various other low cost spay and neuter clinics. In 2012, she had heard about Project Samana and instantly wanted to go. She joined the Spring team and brought home a puppy, named Skippy. It was thanks to Skippy, in 2014, Sarah opened The Social Pup, doggie daycare and grooming shop in her home town of Lowell. Sarah still returns every year in May to the DR and in 2017, rescued her 2nd DR dog, a little blind chihuahua named Tula. Tula and Skippy now love each other and constantly play! In addition to Tula and Skippy, Sarah currently has 2 other dogs and five cats. She still is passionate about Veterinary Medicine and fills in part-time at a clinic and continues to volunteer. If she is not working, she spends time with her 3 nephews, is active in her community and tries to scuba dive whenever possible.