Dr. Sierra Adams Friedman, DVM, Cert. WFF (Canine & Feline)
NAME: Sierra Adams Friedman
TITLE(S): DVM, Cert. WFF (Canine & Feline)
CAREER PROGRESSION: I had the incredible good fortune of growing up with grandparents who raised horses. Besides horses, we had miniature horses, miniature donkeys, alpacas, emus, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, guinea pigs, rabbits, cockatiels, parakeets, lovebirds, doves, finches, canaries, goldfish….and of course cats and dogs! I grew up having conversations with my furred and feathered friends, and always knew I wanted to work with animals. I volunteered in vet clinics and animal shelters throughout high school, and in college I majored in Animal Science. I had that same fear that so many aspiring veterinarians have, though–that I wouldn’t be able to handle seeing animals in pain every day. It took me another two years of working as a veterinary technician to decide that for me, everything I saw on a daily basis was worth it to be able to make a difference in the lives of so many animals. That was when I applied to veterinary school.
- Foxtrot, or “the foxy babe” is a cheerful and outgoing 6 year old female spayed torbie (calico tabby) who desperately wants to be a fat cat. She greets me at the door every evening (demanding food) and walks on a leash and harness as well as any cat I’ve ever met. She loves people, and will snuggle, and dance, and sweet-talk you all day, but don’t fall for it, she’s on a permanent diet!
- Brilliant (aka “the dude”) is a 5 year old male neutered orange and white tabby cat. He is deviously clever and lives up to his name by turning off light switches! However, he is sometimes called “the imaginary cat” because he is so shy about meeting new people that he vanishes when the doorbell rings!
- Lima, Sapphire, Sockhop, and Argent are a cheerful flock of Australian parakeets. Sapphire is the oldest, at about 16, and was raised by my grandmother. Lima I hand-raised from a tiny chick, when her parents weren’t taking care of her. Sockhop and Argent are the newest additions, but fit right into our feathery family! Yes, Foxtrot and Sockhop are a reference to the song “Firefly” by Owl City.