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Sarah Gillings, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Veterinary College

University of Minnesota



Geriatric torti, Rosemary

Sibling DMHs, Simon and Eleanor

B&W tomcat, Mr. Cat


Hiking, gardening, exploring local wineries, cooking

A bit about Dr. Gillings

Dr. Sarah Gillings is a Board-certified Veterinary Oncologist and one of Summit's founders.   After attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and completing an internship at a private practice in New York, she worked as a GP for 6 years before clawing her way back into academia for residency training (Dr. Gillings credits her professional successes to a combination of perseverance and luck). Dr. Gillings doesn’t remember ever choosing veterinary medicine - compelled by her love of all animals and science, she ran headlong toward vet school and never looked back.


For Dr. Gillings, Oncology is the perfect combination of interesting science, clinical challenges, and deep client and patient relationships. Dr. Gillings served as Summit's Medical Director for 5 years and her current interests include safety culture, client experience, and supporting sustainable and rewarding veterinary careers.


Beyond Summit, she is an active volunteer and the current president of her professional organization, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.     Her extended pet family includes Simon and Eleanor, sibling DMHs, Dude, a gray shorthair who loves to eat fruit, and DK, a gray tabby.  In her time off, Dr. Gillings enjoys hiking (regardless of weather), gardening, exploring local wineries, and cooking.

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