Sara Ratekin is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked as a private practitioner for many years, as a shelter veterinarian and director of an accredited veterinary technology program. Her special interests include "Fear Free" patient handling, behavior, soft tissue surgery, and general medicine. Dr. Ratekin enjoys the surprises and complexity of veterinary medicine and finds it the most rewarding career one can have. She shares her home with two confident Chihuahuas, Bunny and Rocket, and a shy kitty named Nike.