Sarah Hummel, DVM
Dr. Hummel grew up in Ithaca, NY and always had a passion for helping animals and people in need. She spent the majority of her teen years riding and training retired racehorses. She developed a strong interest in the human-animal bond and animal behavior when she raised 5 service dogs for children on the Autism spectrum. She was also an avid musician, having studied cello since a very young age.
Dr. Hummel pursued her undergraduate studies at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH. During this time she worked part time as a Veterinary Assistant at several small animal veterinary clinics in the area where her passion for veterinary medicine began to blossom; an experience which helped develop strong skills in client communication and low-stress patient handling. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology. She then returned to Ithaca to attend Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During vet school she worked in the Small Animal Emergency Department as a student technician, to which she owes the beginning of her great passion for emergency medicine. She was honored with the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society Proficiency Award, and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
Following graduation, Dr. Hummel joined the VMC team and completed the Emergency Immersion program prior to becoming a full time Emergency Clinician. She truly enjoys helping her clients and patients at their most vulnerable times, and is a strong advocate for her patients.
Outside of work she loves spending time hiking and exploring National Parks with her husband and dog, eating, reading, and traveling, and continues to be actively involved with volunteer work in the veterinary field. She is also owned by 2 wonderful cats and a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse.