Dr. Sarah Cook completed her undergraduate degree (dual BS in biology and environmental science) in 2008 at Santa Clara University. Afterwards, she worked as an assistant in a number of veterinary clinics prior to entering and completing a master’s degree in animal public policy at Tufts Cummings school of veterinary medicine with research focused on the interface of wild avian species, their use of wastewater treatment plants and that subsequent impact on the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. She continued on to enter veterinary school at Washington State University, which she completed in 2014. During her time as a veterinary student, she was involved in a number of research groups, including the clinical veterinary cardiology department where she evaluated platelet aggregation kinetics in healthy client-owned cats. She remained at WSU an additional year to complete a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship prior to continuing on with her professional training in anatomic pathology at UC Davis. During her pathology residency, she became involved with research focused on the development of a safe and effective viral-vector gene therapy approach to the treatment of feline nonregenerative anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease. Upon completion of her residency and board certification in anatomic pathology, she transitioned into a PhD program in integrative pathobiology at UC Davis which she is currently working towards completion. Her doctoral research is primarily focused on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) pathogenesis and antiviral therapy for the treatment of FIP. In addition to feline viral research, she has experience with phenotypic evaluation of genetically deficient mouse lines at the UC Davis Comparative Pathology Laboratory. She particularly enjoys the breadth of fields research pathology allows her to explore, including most recently providing histopathologic support in a collaborative honey bee research project in Northern California. Sarah is delighted to be a part of the SVP team and looks forward to providing research pathology support and expertise in an effort to maximize the outcomes of research projects.