Dr. Sarah Silcox
Dr. Sarah graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in 1997. Following graduation, she worked at a busy, multi-doctor, small animal practice where she continued to learn, and fostered an interest in complementary therapies. In 2001 she completed the Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy and soon after left general practice and opened the first Integrative Medicine House Call Practice in the Durham Region. In 2004 she became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in 2010 completed her certification in Animal Chiropractic, and shortly after added the benefits of therapeutic laser treatment to practice.
In addition to Integrative and House Call practice, Dr. Sarah is an experienced emergency veterinarian, having worked part-time at the Animal Emergency Clinic of Durham Region for over 15 years.
After helping numerous patients and their owners through the end-of-life journey, she felt particularly blessed to be able to offer palliative care to three of her own pets during their final months and began thinking of ways she could offer the same services to her clients.
After 13 years of operating her Integrative Medicine House Call Practice, she is now focusing her energy on providing in-home palliative care for her patients, as well as supporting her clients that are sharing this journey with their pets.
One of Dr. Sarah's areas of interest includes research into the potential benefits of using medical cannabis for pets. While she continues to follow the developing research closely, she also continues to advocate for including pets as patients under new regulations which would allow improved access to species-specific studies, and access for pet owners to obtain this potentially beneficial herbal medicine. She is a founding director and the current president of the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine () and lectures extensively on cannabis in veterinary practice.
When she is not working, Dr. Sarah spends her time at home with her husband, two dogs, Blackberry and Wallace, and their cat, Marvin. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and starting home renovation projects.
In-home Service Area
Our current service area includes Pickering (excluding the most northern aspect), Ajax, Claremont, Greenwood, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice, and Bowmanville.
If you live outside these areas, please contact your local veterinarian, or consider contacting us to arrange a telemedicine consultation.