Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Sabrina L. Barry, DVM, Diplomate ACVS-SA

Clinical Associate Professor
Small Animal Surgery
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


  • 2006
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    University of California – Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Davis, CA
  • 2000
    Bachelor of Science, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience
    University of California - San Diego
    San Diego, CA

Board Certification

  • 2013
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present
    Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012-2019
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008-2012
    Resident, Small Animal Surgery
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 2007-2008
    Intern, Small Animal Surgery
    Animal Specialty Group
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006-2007
    Intern, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA

Honors & Awards

  • 2018
    Zoetis Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2014
    Instructor of the Year; Outstanding Instructor Award
  • 2012
    Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Award, Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • 2009
    Excellent Resident Public Speaking Award
  • 2006
    UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Medal

Professional Memberships

  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society

Selected Publications

  1. Barnes K, Lanz OI, Barry SL, Aulakh K. Use of cancellous bone grafting to promote granulation tissue in a canine distal limb wound. J Small Anim Pract 2018. DOI: 10.1111/jsap.12855
  2. Cavalcanti J, Barry SL, Lanz OI, Coutin J, Barnes K. Reverse saphenous conduit flap in 19 dogs and one cat. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2018: 54:213-218.
  3. Giangarra JE, Barry SL, Dahlgren LA, Lanz OI, Benitez ME, Werre SR. Effect of a single intra-articular injection of bupivacaine on synovial fluid prostaglandin E2 concentrations in normal canine stifles. BMC Research Notes  2018; 11:255.
  4. Sawyere DM, Lanz OI, Dahlgren LA, Barry SL, Nichols AC, Werre SR. Cytokine and growth factor concentrations in canine autologous conditioned serum. Vet Surg 2016 ; 45(5):582-586.
  5. Barry SL, Intestinal incision dehiscence. NAVC Clinician’s Brief 2016; April:71-76.
  6. Barry SL, Martinez SA, Davies NM, Remsberg CM, Sayre CL, Bachelez A. Synovial bupivacaine concentrations following single intra-articular injection into normal and osteoarthritic canine stifles. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 2015; 38(1):97-100.
  7. Barry SL, Fransson BA, Spall B, Gay JM. Effect of two instrument designs on laparoscopic skills performance. Vet Surg 2012; 41(8):988-993.
  8. Barry S. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit bone healing: A review. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2010; 23(6):385-392.
  9. Barry SL, Lafuente MP, Martinez SA. Arthropathy caused by a lead bullet in a dog.J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008; 232:886-888.