Dr. Dominique Sawyere is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2011. Following veterinary school, Dr. Sawyere completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Group (Auckland, New Zealand) and a surgical internship at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). She then stayed on at VMCVM for a 3-year surgical residency. Dr. Sawyere completed her residency in 2016 and was boarded the following year. During her residency, Dr. Sawyere completed a masters degree and successfully defended her thesis in regenerative medicine for canine osteoarthritis in 2016. Following her residency, she spent two years in a busy private practice in South Carolina before returning to VMCVM as a clinical assistant professor of surgery for four years.
Dr. Sawyere started at MVA in 2022 and is excited to offer a range of orthopedic and soft tissue procedures. She has a particular interest in canine elbow dysplasia, management of osteoarthritis, arthroscopy, and fracture reconstruction.
When not at work, she enjoys traveling with her husband and son and spending time with their dog and four cats.