VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital

Sara Salmen, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Michigan State University


Dr. Sara Salmen graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She moved to North Carolina to be near family and joined VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital the same year. She has been working in veterinary hospitals since she was 13 years old and has grown up always knowing that she wanted to be in the veterinary field. Her professional interests include medical oncology, internal medicine, and dietary therapy. She is passionate about the human-animal bond and helping pets and their families pursue choices that will lead to quality years together. She pursues continuing education on an annual basis to develop new skills and keep up-to-date on emerging information. In her personal time, she enjoys activites with her local church, spending time with family and friends, photography, camping and hiking in the mountains, and reading. She shares her home with two black and white cats named Cobi and Reece.

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please VSH (Veterinary Specialty Hospital) at 919-861-0109