Sarah Dykstra

Sarah recently moved to Colorado from the suburbs of Chicago with her 5-year-old daughter Sophia. She has been a veterinary technician in general practice for 16 years and she loves, loves, LOVES this career. She truly believes a very good sense of humor is necessary to thrive in this field because we deal with a lot of sadness and loss.

Sarah has adopted and fostered many pets through the years, and she has also done wildlife rehab. Squirrels by far are her favorite. Skunks not so much. She had the privilege of working with exotics as well as dogs and cats in her previous practice. They used to treat primates, ferrets, large birds (with large deadly beaks), rabbits (with sharp pointy teeth), reptiles…the list goes on and on. She can proudly say she has been urinated/defecated on by every type of animal that came through the practice. Turtle, you ask? Yes. Snake? Yes. Wallaby? Come on, who has ever been peed on by a wallaby? Well folks, Sarah has.

Sarah often speaks in movie quotes and song lyrics. She doesn’t like piña coladas or getting caught in the rain (mostly because she uses lots of hair products). She does love to dance. She is an accomplished roller skater (quads NOT blades) and it earned her the nickname “crash.” She loves anything purple. She likes to camp and fish (she was a Girl Scout) and hope to do more. She is excited to be part of the Aspen Meadow team at Alpenglow VSEC, and looks forward to working with you and your pets!