Veterinary Criticalist

Dr Sarah Purcell


Dr Sarah Purcell

Sarah graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and worked in mixed general practice for 3 years before moving to Townsville to work as an emergency veterinarian at James Cook University.

Realising her passion for emergency and critical care, in 2012 Sarah moved to Perth to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University. During this time she obtained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care.

Sarah became a board certified specialist with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2015, and completed a Masters of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2016. Since 2017 Sarah has been teaching students as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.

In 2022, she joined the team at ARH, wanting to focus her time more clinically treating critical care patients.

Her interests include all aspects of transfusion medicine, electrolyte abnormalities, emergency ultrasound and intravenous fluid therapy.

In her spare time she loves running and cross-fit, and spending time with her Golden Retriever Lola and her cat Evey.