Sarah Helmond graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001. She worked in general practice before moving to the USA to undertake a residency at the University of Minnesota in Small Animal Internal Medicine. During that time she performed research into immune-mediated diseases and treatments for blood clotting disorders. Sarah was awarded Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. Since then Sarah has worked both in academia (Cornell University) and in private referral practice in the USA. Sarah returned to Australia in 2015, working as a medicine specialist in Sydney for 3 years before joining VRH in Melbourne.
Sarah has a particular interest in haematological (blood) disorders, publishing research on IMHA and platelet clotting mechanisms. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine especially endocrine (hormonal) disease and renal (kidney) disease and is currently undertaking training through the UC Davis Hemodialysis academy.
Away from work Sarah looks after her two children and her cat, “Mr Sparkles”. She enjoys working in a collaborative environment where her patients can benefit from the expertise of specialists in all fields of veterinary medicine.