VCA Stirling Square Animal Hospital

Sandra R. Buckweitz Conner, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Buckweitz was born in Northern Jersey where her parents and sister currently reside. She has been with our hospital since 2004 and has established a loyal following of clientele because of her warm, outgoing and caring personality. Dr. "B" as she is lovingly called, specializes in advanced dentistry. She also specializes in canine Teacup and Toy breeds.

I can’t say that I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a Veterinarian. But I do recall always wanting a pet of my own. My wish was finally granted when I was 13 years old when my family got our first dog. Sugar looked like a big sheltie. She was all white with a brown face and had long, thick hair. I loved her so much. She lived a long, full life with our family.
When I first started college, I had not yet decided on a major. I dabbled in many general education and elective courses during my freshman year, as advised by my parents. I recollect I particularly enjoyed an elective on farm animals. The teachers were dynamic speakers and I found myself sitting in the front row due to my interest. I decided that I wanted to become a Veterinarian the summer of my sophomore year. I had taken a kennel attendant position at a local Veterinary Hospital to earn some extra spending money. After just a few days of working, I just knew something monumental was happening in my life.
After over 10 years of working at VCA Stirling Square Animal Hospital, I still enjoy going to work each day. Since moving to South Florida, I have gained a loving husband and 2 beautiful children. Currently we have 2 great dogs, Frigate and Frodo or “Frigs” and “Fro”. VCA Stirling has felt like my second home for quite some time. I enjoy seeing the love and the bond that animals and their families share. I get attached to my patients and their families. Being surrounded by others who truly have passion for working with people and pets is wonderful. And of course, healing sick animals is really great too!



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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

We refer after hours emergencies to Lauderdale Veterinary Specialists located at 3217 NW 10th Terr., Fort Lauderdale, Fl.  They are a 24 hour critical care referral hospital.  Phone number is 954-641-1100.

Alternate emergency service at St. Francis Emergency Animal Hospital located at 6602 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Fl.  Also a 24 hour critical care referral hospital. Phone number is 954-962-8564.