Sandra Strong

Dr. Sandra Strong earned her DVM degree from North Carolina State University. Afterward, she participated in a private practice internship at a 24-hour emergency care facility in Rochester NY. Dr. Strong went on to train as a microbiology resident in the Washington State Diagnostic Microbiology lab. Next, she joined the Army Veterinary Corps and served as Chief of Special Pathogens at the Department of Defense microbiology lab in Germany. Dr. Strong then spent four years as a privative practice veterinarian before entering the field of shelter medicine. She served as Staff Veterinarian for the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services and as Medical Director for SpaySA a high-volume, high quality spay neuter clinic in San Antonio Texas. Returning to NC in 2013, Dr. Strong worked 8 years as Chief Veterinarian for Wake County Animal Services. In 2021, Dr. Strong became Director of Animal Services with Orange County NC an open intake municipal shelter. She is veterinary specialty board certified by the American College of Animal Welfare and is an Adjunct Professor at NCSU-CVM where she teaches veterinary students shelter medicine and animal welfare. Dr. Strong is passionate about animal welfare, collaborative partnerships, and continues to seek the scientific process for helping animals thrive.

A Community Approach to Animal Control and Field Services: Tools to Keep Pets and People Together
Wednesday, March 2 | 1:30pm