Sara Pizano

Sara Pizano, DVM, MA

Adjunct Lecturer In Shelter Medicine

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences

About Sara Pizano

Dr. Sara Pizano began her career as an associate veterinarian at North Shore Animal League in Long Island before joining the Humane Society of Broward County in Florida as the Director of Veterinary Services. In 2005 Dr. Pizano was hired to overhaul Miami-Dade Animal Services, one of the top 10 largest public shelters in the country. Since 2013, Dr. Pizano has completed over 60 shelter and community assessments, beginning with state and local laws, engagement of civic leaders and decision makers, proactive community programs, strategic managed admissions, a focus on eliminating wasteful practices, and capacity for care to a positive live outcome. As the assessment team leader for the Million Cat Challenge, she coaches students and veterinarians from across the country to learn this invaluable approach. Dr. Pizano is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences.


Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
1995 · Animal Medical Center
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1994 · Cornell University
Master of Science
1988 · Columbia University

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