VMD, PhD, DACVAA
Dr. Sandra Perkowski received board certification from the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 1996; she is also certified in veterinary medical acupuncture. She heads the anesthesia service at Hope Veterinary Specialists and has a special interest in anesthesia for the critical care patient and pain management for both companion animals and the equine patient. Prior to joining Hope Veterinary Specialists, she was Chief of the Anesthesia Service in the Section of Surgery and Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania's Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Perkowski received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988; she also completed her internship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD in physiology from Thomas Jefferson University and received her BA in biology/psychology from Dartmouth College in 1980.
Dr. Perkowski lectures extensively on anesthesia and analgesia in the United States and abroad, including England, Canada, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Brazil. When not traveling, she enjoys spending time on her farm with her 6 horses and participating in field trials with her 3 weimaraners.
Dr. Perkowski has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has served on the review boards of 6 veterinary journals. Dr. Perkowski’s research has earned her a number of awards including a National Institute of Health-NHLBI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, which includes a 5-year grant of over $650,000. She has served as head of both the Examination Committee and Residency Committee for the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and is currently liaison between that College and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.