Sarah Kooy, DVM, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



MS, Auburn University, Biomedical Sciences, 2023
DVM, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2018
BS, Furman University, Biology, 2014



Dr. Kooy grew up in the Southeastern United States. Her passion for horses developed at a young age and was nurtured through riding and showing in the Hunter/Jumper arena. Dr. Kooy attended Furman University for her undergraduate education where she rode on the equestrian team and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following completion of her DVM degree, Dr. Kooy went on to complete a rotating equine internship at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a large animal surgical internship at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She then completed a residency in Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine at Auburn University in pursuit of diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

After completion of her residency in 2023, Dr. Kooy joined the Auburn University faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor serving both the Equine Ambulatory and Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine departments at the JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Dr. Kooy is an active member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

In addition to working with horses, Dr. Kooy also enjoys hiking, traveling, swing dancing, and photography. She loves spending time with her family, as well as her horse, Finn, her energetic husky, Nova, and her cat, Pascal.

Research Interests


Dr. Kooy’s research endeavors aim to enhance the welfare and treatment of horses in the areas of sports medicine and surgical procedures. Her current research interests include treatment of osteoarthritis and use of orthobiologics in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Publications and Links


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