Sandra R. Buckweitz Conner, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
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.
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!