Meet Sharon Albright, new study veterinarian
Dr. Sharon Albright joined Morris Animal Foundation in August as the new study veterinarian for the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. In her role, she works closely with the entire study team and with the veterinarians out in the greater community as they care for our enrolled dogs over the lifetime of the study.
Dr. Albright writes:
I fell in love with golden retrievers during my undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech. I adopted my first golden retriever from a bulletin board ad at the veterinary clinic where I was working during that time. We attended our first obedience class the day I picked him up and I was hooked. Since then, I have enjoyed training, competing, and living with my beloved golden retrievers. You often can find us practicing obedience at local parks or honing our retrieving skills with the local retriever club.
I graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. I have practiced clinical medicine in several settings ranging from a small, rural practice to a large, urban hospital. Along the way I have learned a lot about how dogs enrich our lives and that everyone’s relationship with their pet deserves respect.
I believe in a holistic model of health that focuses not only on the treatment or prevention of disease, but that also promotes wellness, vitality, and compassion throughout life and death. Like many of you, I have seen and experienced the pain of losing a pet to cancer. For all of these reasons I am very excited to join the Morris Animal Foundation team in support of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We are gathering so much data that can provide clues about cancer, nutrition, environment, and lifestyle. The passion invested in this study is obvious. I am honored to be a part of it.