Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine - Community Practice and Small Animal Internal Medicine
Dr. Holford is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2000. She then completed a small animal rotating internship followed by an internal medicine internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. After the internship, Dr. Holford was an internal medicine resident at the University of Tennessee from 2002-2005. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Holford remained on staff at the veterinary school as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. From 2006-2009, Dr. Holford fulfilled her internal medicine duties by spending half of her time at the veterinary school and the other half at the Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals (RIVER), a specialty clinic in Chattanooga, TN. In the summer of 2009, the Community Practice opened at UTCVM and Dr. Holford has been spending most of her time there ever since! Dr. Holford also has some teaching responsibilities in the first year Physical Diagnosis lectures and laboratories. Dr. Holford’s veterinary interests are geriatric medicine, endocrine diseases, and client communication. When not at UTCVM, Dr. Holford may be found with her herd of small white dogs, out at a local restaurant, theater, or the spa!
Dr. Holford thoroughly enjoys teaching the students clinical and communication skills to prepare them for the real world and emphasizing how important it is to honor the human animal bond.
Sabrina is from Greeneville, TN and graduated from Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN with an A.S. in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Afterwards, she transferred to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville to pursue a B.A. in Animal Science/Science Technology. During this time, she worked as a vet assistant at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in oncology, dermatology, and ophthalmology and surgery. After receiving her Veterinary Technician Degree from St. Petersburg College in FL, she obtained her Veterinary Technician License in 2009.