Sarah K Kirk

Sarah K Kirk, DVM, MS

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor In Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (216) 389-7480
Business Email:

About Sarah K Kirk

From helping animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy to leading efforts to establish community cat and high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics, Dr. Sarah Kirk is an animal welfare and shelter medicine leader. Dr. Kirk has worked the majority of her career as a shelter veterinarian, consultant, and emergency responder. She brings her experience in shelters and multiple, large-scale cruelty and neglect cases, forensic examination, report writing, and long-term care of abuse victims to her. Her special interests include facility design, population management, welfare of shelter animals, and infectious diseases of rescued animals.


Elite Fear Free Certified, Fear Free Shelters Certified
2020 · Fear Free Pets
IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
2012 · FEMA
IS 100, 200, 700
2008 · FEMA


Master of Science in Veterinary Science with Concentration in Shelter Medicine,
2017 · University of Florida
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1977 · Michigan State University

Contact Details

(216) 389-7480