Sarah Malek, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA
Dr. Sarah Malek is an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM degree at the University of Tehran, Iran. After completing specialty and rotating internships in Canada and United States of America, she attended Atlantic Veterinary College at University of Prince Edward Island, Canada and completed a residency program in small animal surgery.
During her residency, she also completed a PhD in the department of biomedical sciences on the topic of FTIR spectroscopy of canine serum and synovial fluids as a diagnostic biomarker of osteoarthritis. She obtained her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016. Her clinical interests at Purdue University are musculoskeletal diseases in dogs and cats with a focus on treatment of joint diseases including joint replacement, and fracture management using minimally invasive techniques.
She is an AOVET faculty and participates in teaching courses aimed at teaching small animal fracture fixation principles. Her passion in teaching has led her to participate in numerus local and international continuing education events both locally and abroad. Her research interests include disease pattern recognition using infrared spectroscopy and clinically oriented research in osteoarthritis in dogs and humans. On her time off she enjoys outdoor sports including kayaking, paddle boarding and downhill skiing.